Singer System 10
The Singer System Ten was a small-business computer manufactured by the Singer Corporation. The System Ten, introduced in 1970, featured an early form of logical partitioning. The System Ten was a character-oriented computer, using 6-bit BCD characters and decimal arithmetic.
These computers were generally programmed in Assembler, however a version of RPGII was also offered. There were also tools called lpgc and Super Opus (from Safe Computers). These used a data layout from the ICL tool for updating the files to define the layout of the data. LPGC was a report tool mostly though you could accept data at the start or if you patched the machine code you could do it in flight.
The computer operations of Singer were bought by ICL in 1976. At the time of the sale ICL estimated that there were 8,000 System Tens in use around the world. ICL continued to market the system as the ICL System 10, and later introduced the System 25 as an upgrade.
- "A New Lease of Life for Singer's System 10". The Sidney Morning Herald. September 18, 1979. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
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