Industrial Micro Systems -
QIC Tape Drive Controller Board
IMS were one of the few companies that produced a dedicated tape
drive controller board.
The IMS Tape Subsystem combines a high capacity 1/4" cartridge tape drive
and a software utility that permits the backup and restoration of programs
and data files from a Winchester disk drive. The above board controlled the
tape drive itself.
They had a "QIP" program utility that was used to transfer files between
disk and tape. Its simple, logical instruction set supported both ambiguous
and unambiguous file names, file types, and user numbers. QIP allowed the
user to backup or restore a single file or an entire drive with equal ease.
QIP ran under any TurboDOS operating system in banked or non-banked memory.
The QIP manual can be obtained
Other IMS S-100 Boards
QIC Tape Controller
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