Xerox 9700

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The Xerox 9700 was a high-end laser printer manufactured by Xerox Corporation beginning in 1977.[1] Based on the Xerox 9200 copier, the 9700 printed at 300 dots-per-inch on cut-sheet paper at up to two pages per second (pps), one- or two-sided, that is simplex or duplex, landscape or portrait.

The 9700 was intended for high-volume applications. It included a disk drive and a modified Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) PDP-11/34[2] as a print controller and rasterizer. It could connect to an IBM mainframe via a parallel channel. It offered an input bin that could hold up to 2500 sheets of paper and an auxiliary input bin for an additional 500 sheets. It had two output stackers, each capable of holding 500 sheets. An operator control console consisted of a CRT display terminal and keyboard. It optionally included a 9 track tape drive which could be used to load documents for printing, to supply software and bitmapped fonts, or run backups.[3]

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  1. ^ Damer, Bruce. "The Story of the Xerox 9700 Electronic Printing System". DigiBarn Computer Museum. Retrieved May 21, 2014. 
  2. ^ Paul A. Strassmann (2008). Paul's Odyssey: America, 1945-1985. Strassmann, Inc. pp. 259–. ISBN 978-1-60643-018-7. 
  3. ^ "Xerox 9700". Everything2. Retrieved May 21, 2014. 

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