Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 21 / FEBRUARY 1982 / PAGE 183

Dial/Data Gives Micro Users Access To Financial Markets

A new software program that will give microcomputer users immediate access to financial markets has been developed by Remote Computing Corporation (RCC). The program is called "Dial/Data" since users can dial RCC's network over normal telephone lines, log on and automatically retrieve data on commodities, securities and options.

According to Alan J. Schnelwar, Vice President of Eastern Support and Development at RCC, Dial/Data will add a new dimension to the microcomputer.

"We've developed a complete, easy-to-use data service that will allow users to sit in their homes and offices and have all the daily and historical price information necessary to track any investment.

Schnelwar explained that micro users will receive the same data used in the Merlin service by investment professionals.

Dial/Data features the largest collection of time-shared data on commodity futures, including open, high, low, close, volume and open interest for all commodities on all major exchanges.

The program will also supply all New York and American Stock Exchange closing prices including open, high, low, close, volume and uptick volume, and all currently traded option prices including high, low, close, volume, open interest and the closing price of the underlying stock.

"For Apple II users, RCC provides programs to dial our Burroughs B-7700 main frame and automatically retrieve prices and to create and maintain data files on diskette.

"In addition," she said, "The Apple II data files are compatible with statistical software packages available from other sources such as Compu-trac and Orion."

An important feature of Dial/Data is its ability to handle dynamic symbol changing.

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