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Prime and the Schools Project
Local School's Prime 400
In 1981, with generous support from Prime (UK), a P400 was installed to provide a service for five local Secondary Schools:
- Abingdon (2)
Liz Lee of Wantage School acted as the lead person on the side of the schools and Peter Kent from RAL.
Peter Kent helps a Wantage student
Liz Lee watches a Wantage student man the FR80
Terminal facilities were installed in the schools and connected via time-division multiplexed leased lines to the Prime.
Connections to the Schools
This was a very successful project and the P400 was upgraded to a 550/1 in 1986, again with generous support from Prime. One of the benefits of this project to RAL was a significant number of recruits, straight from school, with experience of using Primes.
Students using the Benson 1332 Plotter