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

Adapter For Electric Typewriters

Hollander Office Products has announced hardware enhancements and a price reduction to the Tyrop, an adapter designed to turn an electric typewriter into a low-cost word processing printer when interfaced with a microcomputer.

Trade-named the Tyrop II, the new adapter has been modified with an external DIP switch to allow easy conversion from serial to parallel interfaces. Also, a new PROM includes a backspacing key for underscoring text. The Tyrop II retails for $695.

The adapter is compatible with IBM Selectric I, II and III, or with other equivalent electric typewriters. The printing speed for typewriters using the Tyrop II is 600 characters per minute.

The Tyrop II is installed on top of the typewriter's keyboard and connects by cable to the microcomputer. A side panel switch at the off-line mode provides self-diagnostic monitoring of all printing and adapter functions.

Hollander Office Products is the exclusive U.S distributor for the Tyrop II, manufactured by Cycom Corporation, Japan.

Hollander Office Products
41 Dusenberg Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362