Over the period of December 1982 to May 1983, a software prototype to support the IBM 4975 model 01 A printer was developed. The host computer was the IBM Series/1 minicomputer. The printer controller used was the Feature Programmable Multi-Line Adapter. Both the controller and printer contain one or more microprocessors that do some processing for the Series/1. With the RS232C electrical interface, the printer has remote capabilities. The electrical interface performs data transmission that is serial, asynchronous, and full duplex. This thesis serves as an application showing how intelligent printers and controllers can be utilized effectively on the Series/1.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Computer programming; Computer printers--Computer programs
Department, Program, or Center
Electrical Engineering (KGCOE)
Weber, Thomas, "A Software Prototype for the IBM Series/1 Remote Intelligent Printers" (1983). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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