key-to-tape system

key-to-tape system

[′kē tə ′tāp ‚sis·təm]
(computer science)
A data-entry system consisting of several keyboards connected to a central controlling unit, typically a minicomputer, which collects information from each keyboard and then directs it to a magnetic tape.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.