Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 30 / NOVEMBER 1982 / PAGE 235

Terminal Emulation Package For The SuperPET

Watsoft has introduced a software package that provides enhanced terminal emulation support for the SuperPET. The package includes interrupt-driver buffered input from the host line. This prevents loss of received characters during certain screen operations, such as scrolling, when using data rates of up to 9600 baud.

Additional keys have been defined to enable transmission of the "BREAK" condition and the ASCII control characters. A local/remote echo setting allows optional display of characters transmitted to the host computer. Special character sequences transmitted from the host computer can be used for terminal control operations such as x-y cursor positioning, screen-clear, etc. Optional XON/XOFF support for both transmission and reception of data avoids data overruns without requiring large buffers. In addition to supporting the ASCII character set, an alternate mode provides APL characters with standard overstrikes.

The software is supplied on a 5 ¼" diskette and includes implementation and user documentation. The package is distributed on an "as-basis" without maintenance. Available for a one-time fee of $ 100 (U.S. funds); Ontario residents add 7% provincial sales tax.

Watsoft Products Inc.
158 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N21, 3E9

Tyrop II shown installed on top of typewiter's keyboard