Classic Computer Magazine Archive ANTIC VOL. 6, NO. 6 / OCTOBER 1987

New Products

by Gregg Pearlman, Antic Assistant Editor

New Products notices are compiled by the Anile staff from information prot ided b' the products' manufacturers. Antic welcomes such submissions, but assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of these notices or the per formance of the products listed.

Okidata 180OKIDATA 180
532 Fellowship Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
(800) OKIDATA—National
(609) 235-2600—New Jersey

Billed as a "universally compatible" dot-matrix printer, the Okidata 180 boasts speeds of 180 characters per second in draft mode (7x9 dots per character), 120 cps (9x9) in utility mode and 30 cps in NLQ, as well as 10, 12 and 17 characters per inch. The printer features enhanced, emphasized and expanded print, superscripts, subscripts and underlining, and bit-image graphics to 144x288 dots per inch. Line feed and form feed are condensed into a single button on the front panel.

(entertainment software)
Artworx Software
1814 Penfield Road
Penfield, NY 14526
(800) 828-6573—National
(716) 385-6120—New York
$19.95, 48K disk

Far off in a mystic land where the knights ride laser-equipped motorcycles, the brave Sir Robby must rescue his kidnapped queen and several of her loyal subjects. There are plenty of deadly creatures and formidable obstacles to overcome—thank goodness for your weapons. One minute you might go mano-a-mano with the dangerous Black Knight, and the next minute you might have to barter with lords, serfs or guards for equipment or passage (or your life), using a "language" simulator. Cycle Knight features more than 2,000 castle chambers (and you can create your own castles), five skill levels and one-player to four-player operation.

(pocket calculator)
Hardtech USA
8341 East Evans Road, Unit 106
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(602) 483-1991

These solar-powered calculators are the size of a credit card—only 1.8 millimeters thick. They feature the Atari name and logo (licensed by Atari Corp.). When you go to a restaurant after a users group meeting, impress your friends by pulling this baby out to figure everybody's share of the check. More expensive models print out calculations (DMP 2000, $14 .95) or have databanks (DB 2100, $17.95).

(print buffer update)
Supra Corporation
1133 Commercial Way
Albany, OR 97321
(503) 967-9075

Increase your productivity and eliminate wasted time with Supra's new, smaller version of the MicroStuffer Printer Buffer. The 64K buffer (about 45 double-spaced pages of text) lets you work while your printer prints both text and graphics, and it's compatible with most parallel printers, including Epson, Star Micronics, Okidata and Panasonic.

(inventory software)
Xenia Research
P.O. Box 4675
Federal Way, WA 98003
(206) 927-7018
$159.95, 48K disk

With the XR 100 Bar Code Reader program, you can add the option of Code 39 bar code input (sometimes called "3 of 9") to most software—usually without having to modify the existing program. The XR was designed to be as compatible as possible with most existing languages and disk operating systems.

To accomplish this, the program is provided in two forms: BARL.COM, which automatically locates itself to the lowest available memory, and BARH.COM, which locates itself to the highest available memory. The program contains a digital "wand" which plugs into joystick port 1. (This isn't the type of wand that reads UPC symbols in grocery stores—those require a laser scanner. Code 39 is used by the Federal Government and large companies such as Lockheed.)

Return the favor. When you call a manufacturer or supplier about a product you've seen advertised or otherwise mentioned in ANTIC, please tell them so. This will help us to continue to bring you the latest information about products that will make your Atari computer an even more valuable investment in the future.—ANTIC ED