I picked these images from the brochures included with the following proposal to Philip Morris dated November 1, 1968. I really love the pretty, hot, psychedelic photos of women and their UNIVAC 9000 series hardware. This is an excellent higher-level overview of the UNIVAC 418-III and 9400 systems, including comparison of the IBM 360 model equivalents. One can learn a lot from a sales proposals, I hope you find this scan as interesting as I do.
Here is the introduction found in the proposal:
"..UNIVAC is pleased to submit a preliminary proposal in response to the referenced inquiry. The attached proposal includes budgetary pricing which will enable planning and appropriations request for the subject system.
The UNIVAC offering, developed jointly between the Data Processing and Federal Systems Division, presents two approaches to the digital subsystem requirement. One approach would provide a central site digital subsystem for both the data acquisition and data analysis function. The second approach offers a digital subsystem for data acquisition and remote transmission to a larger digital machine for analysis/reports. Identical analog subsystems have been configqred for either the central site or the remote digital analysis approach.
A pricing summary is attached in table form. The digital subsystem pricing is presented with figures for purchase, lease and maintenance. The digital subsystem prices are catalogue items; therefore, prices are firm. The analog subsystem prices are best estimates based on assumptions made in·lieu of specific technical data which will be needed to arrive at firm pricing.
Software and systems engineering also are based on special software items which need further definition.
Several technical approaches are described in the technical discussion.
An analog "hard wired" technique is recommended based on the close proximity of the various instruments to the proposed central computer site. The analog subsystem proposal covers the ..."
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