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NEW TELETYPE SYSTEM
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the hundreds of feet of copy received at each
station doily. This reduces the possibility
of overlooking a message and results in
significant paper savings.
Ahigh degree of dependability of message
transmission is experienced since a means
Is provided to prevent loss of messages by
circuit and station assurance features.
Centralized control features at Winston-
Salem furnish an overall view of the
system's operation, permit manual control
of the circuits during abnormal conditions
as desired and include arrangements to
skip stations which are off the circuit.
Messages can be transmitted on a priority
basis from any station on the system when
the need arises.
The directing featureof the 83 System Is a
common form of “magic brain" which can
be likened to a dial telephone. That is,
you perforate into a paper tape certain
call directing codes (using the telephone
you dial certain dial directing codes -
telephone numbers) which are than stored
temporarily in the machine while it refers
to Its permanent memory to see what to
do. The machine then does it - which is
automation-in accordance with a prede
The d irecting of messages to specific
stations in an automatic manner requires
exactness, as the directing mechanism can
not think. Mock mention of this fallacy
can be found in asign frequentiy dispiayed
which reads, "Don't think, let the machine
do it for you." Actually, the racks of
electrical components used in the 83 System
directing function cannot even begin reason
ing unless human intelligence programs
each and every logical step. In other
words when you dial your telephone,, you
use specific letters and digits in order to
communication with a person at a particular
station. Similarly, you must perforate in
tape, certain predetermined letters and
functions in order to communicate (direct
a message) to a particular station.
In conclusion, everything possible has been
done to provide Piedmont Airlines with a
teletypewriter system fal I ing within the
parameters of accuracy,speed and economy
but it still is dependent,although toamuch
lesser degree on the intelligent direction by the originator of the message.
About to tee off at Army-Navy Country Club in the semi-annual Winged Wheel Golf
Tournament are (left to right) John P. Wade, Military Representative, Eastern Airline?
S.D. Folger, District Traffic Manager, Piedmont Airlines, DCA; Bob Jacobs, Advertis
ing Manager, Washington Star; and K.G. Squires, Assistant to the President, Cal iforni a
E jstern Airl ines. The day-long affair sponsored by the U . S. Army Transportation Corps
and the Military Traffic Management Agency was held in October.
F-27 INSTRUMENT PANEL
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