PUBLIC UTILITY CUSTOMER ACCOUNTING
ON THE HONEYWELL 200
THE APPLICATION This example illustrates a public utility with approximately 150,000 customers. The procedures involve the preparation of bi-monthly customer billing notices, processing of remitted billing notices, controlling credit and collection activities, handling customer inquiries, and providing statistical analyses of revenue and bill frequency for management review.
The daily transactions average 3750 cash remittances, 4000 meter readings and 1000 customer record changes.
THE COMPUTER A Honeywell 200 including five magnetic tape units, a high-speed printer, a card reader-punch and associated units.
|Execution Rate:||25,000 instructions per second|
|Simultaneity:||Three peripheral operations during computation|
|Tape Transfer Rate:||31,980 characters per second|
|Printer speed:||900-1260 lines per minute|
|Card reader speed:||800 cards per minute|
|Card punch speed:||250 cards per minute|
|Programming Aids:||Honeywell Easycoder, which includes an assembly program, a report generator, a sorting program, input-output routines and a tape-handling routine.|
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