computer output microfilm


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computer output microfilm

Creating microfilm or microfiche from the computer. For approximately three decades before the turn of the century, COM machines were used to take print-image output from the computer either online or via tape or disk and create a film image of each page. The leading vendor of COM machines was Anacomp, Inc., San Diego, CA (www.anacomp.com), which provides service and refurbished units. See micrographics.
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In many instances, computer output microfilm (COM) or computer output to laser disk (COLD) systems can best satisfy these criteria.
And Discount Corporation of New York Futures, a Chicago brokerage firm, switched from computer output microfilm to optical mainly to improve data access for its customers.
Banks and many other high volume data users have for decades used COM (Computer Output Microfilm).

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