Press-public review

Lynn Barra lbarra at
Mon Oct 17 11:56:44 PDT 1994

I don't think I ever sent this press release to you.  It announces the public
review of X3.261:199x, Extended Mag. Tape Format, 36-track, parallel
serpentine, GCR.

<<<<<< Attached TEXT file named "PR/94-057" follows >>>>>>
Accredited Standards Committee*
X3, Information Technology


Doc No.:	PR/94-057
Reply To:	Lynn Barra
		lbarra at

X3 Announces the Public Comment Period for Extended Magnetic Tape 
Format for Information Interchange, 36-Track, Parallel Serpentine, 12.65 
mm (0.50 in), 1491 cpmm (37 871 cpi), Group-Coded Recording

Washington, D.C. , October 17, 1994 -- Accredited Standards Committee X3, 
Information Technology is announcing the public comment period of 

The comment period extends from September 30, 1994 through November 
29, 1994.

This proposed standard provides the requirements for a 36 track tape 
format to be used for information interchange of data between information 
processing systems, communication systems and associated equipment 
using standard code as agreed upon by the interchange parties.  This 
standard deals solely with the requirements for recording with provision 
made for using a processing algorithm, on magnetic tape.

A call for patents and pertinent issues (copyrights, trademarks) is now 
being issued by the X3 Secretariat.

Comments and correspondence should be submitted to: X3 Secretariat, 
Attn.:  Lynn Barra, 1250 Eye Street NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC  20005.  
Send a copy to: American National Standards Institute, Attn.: BSR Center, 
11 West 42nd Street, New York, NY  10036.

Copies of this draft can be purchased for $25.00 (domestic), $32.50 
(international) by contacting Global Engineering Documents, Inc., 15 
Inverness Way East, Englewood, CO 80112-5704. 1(800)854-7179 or 

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