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raster blaster

(hardware, jargon)
(Cambridge) Specialised hardware for bitblt operations (a blitter). Allegedly inspired by "Rasta Blasta", British slang for the sort of portable stereo Americans call a "boom box" or "ghetto blaster".
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Used in conjunction with Xitron's Sierra workflow, Navigator RIP, and Raster Blaster TIFF catcher to drive Dainippon Screen platesetters, the popular interface continues to provide prepress independence to printing companies around the world.
The Pioneer Award's first honoree was David Crane, co-founder of Activision and creator of games such as Pitfall and A Boy and his Blob in 2010; followed in 2011 was Bill Budge, creator of Raster Blaster and Pinball Construction Set; the third recipient in 2012 was Ed Logg, famed programmer of the arcade era with Asteroids, Centipede, and Gauntlet in 2012; the most recent recipients in 2013 were Dave Lebling and Marc Blank, co-founders of Infocom and creators of the famed Zork series.
The Pioneer Award's first inductee was David Crane, co-founder of Activision and creator of games such as Pitfall and A Boy and his Blob; the second inductee was Bill Budge, creator of Raster Blaster and Pinball Construction Set.
Early in his career, while working for Apple, Budge designed games independently including the popular Raster Blaster in 1981 designed for the Apple II and distributed through his own company, BudgeCo.
Xitron's Navigator RIP, Raster Blaster TIFF Catcher, and Sierra Workflow products are recognized as pre-press standards.
8220;Over 25,000 Navigator RIPs, workflow systems, Raster Blaster TIFF catchers, and device interfaces have been installed worldwide,” she says.