source data automation equipment

source data automation equipment

[′sȯrs ¦dad·ə ‚ȯd·ə′mā·shən i‚kwip·mənt]
(computer science)
Equipment (except paper tape and magnetic tape cartridge typewriters acquired separately and not operated in support of a computer) which, as a by-product of its operation, produces a record in a medium which is acceptable by automatic data-processing equipment.