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Viewdata

™ an interactive form of Videotext that sends information from a distant computer along telephone lines, enabling shopping, booking theatre and airline tickets, and banking transactions to be conducted from the home
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Viewdata

A variety of videotex-based services in the U.K., later named Prestel.
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Thus, for example, in viewdata systems, the kind of information and the way it is presented offers the consumer a picture of the world constructed by the information providers and the designers of the technology.
Designed to provide travel agents with fast and easy access to holiday information and booking services via a dedicated extranet, the new system replaces Telewest's current Fastrak viewdata service with an enhanced version, Fastrak 2000.
(9)For definitions and explanations of databases, see ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING--A SNAPSHOT OF THE EARLY 1980s 15-16 (Hugh Evison Look ed., 1983) [hereinafter ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING] (listing some of the different types of information that can be compiled in database form); FRAN SPIGAI & PETER SOMMER, GUIDE TO ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING: OPPORTUNITIES IN ONLINE AND VIEWDATA SERVICES 5-10 (1982) (surveying different database subjects and the types of information included therein).
and Malik, R., The Viewdata Revolution, Associated Business, New York, NY, 1979.
Dychtwald predicts that call-in medical help-lines and interactive "viewdata" services linking the TV screen to the phone and computer will give seniors around the country access to medical advice at the flick of a switch.
AT&T's Sceptre terminal is used in the Viewtron videotex service operated by Viewdata Corporation of America in the southern part of Florida.
Viewdata's parent, Knight-Ridder, also operates the world's largest newspaper data bank.
Equipped with the $250 Viewdata decoder software, a Wang PC can retrieve Prestel videotex frames, composed of text and color graphics, from both public videotex services and private in-house videotex systems.