PPC (Phone bet Personal Computer) terminal

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Project details

This project was as a result of an urgent request for telebetting terminals. With the pending introduction of Action TV it occurred to the people running our telebetting terminals that there would be surge in telebetting activity when broadcasting started. The lead time for production of more of our existing terminals was to long as they were custom made. It was suggested by our division that new comms card being developed for the new oncourse terminal (the MAX6000) could be fitted to standard PCs and a MAX keyboard purchased from the MAX supplier. The job then was to bring on-line a new terminal in a time frame measured in weeks. By building on code for the TSC project we managed to have the software complete and debugged about two weeks after Action TV went to air and the Wellington telebetting centre now runs completely with 70 PPCs.

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