* IBM PRODUCT INFORMATION FEBRUARY 1982 *
* IBM PRODUCT INFORMATION *
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IBM 5324 COMPUTER ANNOUNCED
The 5324 Computer is a system unit for the IBM System/23. It has
been designed specifically to enhance operator comfort and
convenience by providing for a flexible physical arrangement of
the keyboard, display, and processor units to meet varying
workstation requirements and includes height and tilt adjustments
to satisfy individual operator preferences.
There are three units basic to the 5324 Computer:
o The 5324 Computer is a compact floor standing unit designed
for convenience of use in an office environment. It is 660 mm
high so that it may be located under or adjacent to most
desks or tables. It contains the processor logic and memory,
power supply, integrated diskettes (optional), and space for
o The Display Module is a compact desktop unit containing the
1920 character display screen in a mounting that allows for
easy vertical and tilt adjustments by the operator. The
Display Module is cable connected to the 5324 Computer and
has a small base allowing positioning flexibility for a
variety of workstation requirements.
o The Keyboard Module has a keyboard with a familiar typewriter
like layout plus a numeric pad mounted in an adjustable base
which provides a palm rest and space above the keys for
keyboard aids. The adjustments on the base allow the
keyboard angle to be modified to suit the operator
preference. This unit is also cable connected to the 5324
Computer for maximum flexibility in positioning at the
The 5324 Computer also has all of the functions features, and
support of the previously announced System/23 processors.
o Dual Workstation/Shared File architecture for growth and
o Functionally enhanced BASIC language.
o Low cost printers providing speed and print quality options.
o Flexible communications facility for either Asynchronous or
Binary Synchronous communications.
o Word Processing hardware and licensed program which provide a
high function text and DP/WP merge processing capability.
APPLICATION PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:
o Business accounting functions applicable to wide variety of
o Utilizes accounting terminology and information flow familiar
to non-programmer accounting personnel.
o Uniform file definitions simplify application additions
including BRADS III and Word Processing.
o Built-in auditability and control characteristics.
o BRADS III provides the non-programmer a powerful tool for
customizing applications or reports.
Customer Support Highlights:
o Friendly, multi-color documentation written for first time
o Self-teaching "Learning" manuals and machine exercise
diskettes which encourage customer self-sufficiency.
o Customer Support Function diskettes to simplify start up and
o 5110/5120 BASIC application program conversion to System/23
simplified by licensed program.
The System/23 is comprised of the following components which can
o IBM 5324 Computer-integrated diskette capability, 1920
character display (24 x 80), main storage, secondary storage
attachment, communication feature, additional printer
attachment and integral interpretive language (BASIC).
o 5241/5242 Printers-80/160 CPS matrix printed output; the 5242
Model 2 has the additional capability for 40 CPS high
density, high quality matrix printing.
o 5246 Diskette Unit contains up to two drives of 1.1 MB each.
Models 021 and 022 can be attached to two 5324 Computers for
5246 DISKETTE UNIT:
The 5246 Diskette Unit provides for optional additional capacity
storage for data and programs and provides for dual workstation
5324 Computer configurations. Each 5246 may have two diskette
drives with up to a total of 2.2 megabytes capacity.
5241 AND 5242 PRINTERS:
Each 5324 Computer may attach up to two of the new 5241 or 5242
table top impact matrix printers in any combination. The first
printer attachment is standard and the second printer attachment
is an optional feature. Either attachment may be used with a 5241
or 5242 Printer. The 5241 provides printing speeds of 80
characters per second and the 5242 provides 160 characters per
second. In addition, the 5242 Model 2 provides the capability of
quality printing at 40 cps. Quality print provides additional
matrix dots per character and is suitable for applications such
as letter writing which require typewriter-like quality.
Plant shipments of the Data Processing Models (1XX) of the 5324
will begin in April, 1982. Deliveries of the Data and Word
Processing Models (4XX) begin in June, 1982.
Shipping dates will be assigned sequentially. Orders involving
multiple units are subject to an extension of schedules. A
published delivery schedule will be established, and initial
schedules will be assigned within 45 days of initial order entry.
MES orders for field installation of features and model upgrades
will be accepted immediately. Shipping schedules will be
acknowledged within 30 days of receipt of the MES in the plant.
First customer shipment of the MES will begin 60 days after first
customer shipment of the feature(s) or model being ordered.
All model upgrades are field installable.
Responsibility for the protection of data from unauthorized or
accidental modification, destruction, or disclosure lies with the
customer. However, the System/23, in conjunction with programming
support, offers built-in characteristics to assist the customer
in achieving a level of protection appropriate to his needs.
These characteristics include:
o Language facilities to prevent inadvertent modifications of
data and programs.
o Customer Support Functions provide the means to achieve file
o Programming techniques are available which prevent critical
data from appearing on the CRT screen or the printer.
o Removable diskette media (for storage in a secure area).
o Station Address and Terminal Identification is provided for
systems which operate in certain communications environments.
o Block checking is performed on all data transmitted or
received over BSC communications channels.
o Modem disconnect safeguards are provided.
Additional guidance and consideration concerning the user's
approach to data security may be obtained in several IBM
publications, such as Considerations of Data Security in a
Computer Environment, G620-2169 and IBM Data Security Study,
G320-1370 through G320-1376.
INTERNATIONAL ORDER REQUEST OPTION:
The International Order Request Option is available for the
For all local prices, contact your IBM Marketing Representative.
PILOT TEST PLAN:
A Pilot Test Plan is available under the "Agreement for IBM
Machine Service - Pilot Test Plan":
Duration base test period: 3 months
Maximum number of possible extensions,
1 Purchase Option/Pilot Test Plan: 70%
The 5324 Computer will be considered a Category A Machine under
the Volume Purchase Amendment.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Per Call: 2
Machine Group: D
The IBM System/23 has been designed with ease of customer setup
and relocation in mind. Step-by-step instructions, packaged in
the shipping container, will enable the customer to set up and
check out his equipment immediately upon arrival without CE
The following English language publications are available from
Copenhagen. Country Literature Coordinators can provide
appropriate form numbers for the various translated versions.
Introducing System/23 GA34-0106
System/23 Setup Instructions SA34-0186*
Operator Reference SA34-0108*
BASIC Language Reference Manual SA34-0109
Quick Reference SA34-0110
Learning to Use System/23 SA34-0134*
System/23 Messages SA34-0141*
Customer Support Functions SA34-0175, 0176*
Learning System/23 BASIC SA34-0120**
Keyboard Aid SX34-0051*
* Included with 5324 ship group.
** Includes SA34-0121 through SA34-0127 and a binder. Manuals may
be ordered separately.