Memory miracle

Published: Friday 30 June 1995

Datasonix has introduced a mobile, tape storage product for laptops which offers a host of new features. The product, called Pereos, which uses technology Aeveloped by Sony for its digital tape recorder, is the size of a coffee cup and can store UP to 1.25 gigabytes of data (roughly equivalent to 870 floppies) on postage stamp size cartridges (Banking Technology, April 1995).

Pereos has a password protection system and a feature called Fuzzy Find, Making use of fuzzy logic techniques, this allows a user who is unable to remember the exact name of a file, to enter any of the letters in the file-name the user can remember to assemble a fist of files from which the user can choose.

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