Management System Built for Businesses on HP CPU Addition
PALO ALTO, Calif. - The HP 9896A business information management system
from Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) was designed for use by small-to-medium-sized
manufacturers, distributors and service organizations.
A standard system includes the HP 9831A desktop system, also announced;
a built-in cartridge drive; two flexible disk drives; a character impact
printer; and a desk workstation.
The unit can accomodate two additional floppy disks, HP said.
Software offered with the system includes accounts receivable, accounts
payable, payroll, inventory control and general ledger, the company
The system is available with the standard 8K bytes of memory or can be
expanded up to 32K bytes.
The CPU itself can work with plotters and CRTs and features a built-in
bidirectional tape drive with a 90 in./sec search-and-rewind speed.
Average access time is 6 sec, the company stated.
The 9831A CPU costs $7,200; the total business information management
configuration costs $18,700, HP said from 1501 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto,