Delays in receipt and creation of cargo documents are a problem in international trade. The work described demonstrates some of the advantages and capabilities of a computer-based cargo data management system. A demonstration system for data management and transmission was assembled at the Transportation Systems Center in Cambridge, then tested, and demonstrated. Terminals were installed at a site (Washington, D.C.) remote from the central processor at TSC, with which they communicated by direct distance dialing over telephone lines. The processor prepared tapes for transmission of data to Heathrow Airport, London, via teletype circuits. The tests demonstrated remote data entry, validation, editing, updating, retrieval, privacy protection, and teleprinting of multiple documents from a common data base. This report first broadly describes the technical approach taken. Succeeding chapters describe the demonstration system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Accession Number: 00320645
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Statistical Reference File, TSC
  • Report/Paper Numbers: One-Time
  • Files: TSR, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 19 1980 12:00AM