'Reprogrammable' laser disc system lets consumers select product info they want to see

February 1982
Marketing News;2/5/1982, Vol. 15 Issue 16, p4
Trade Publication
The article reports on the "Disc-Master 5000," a computer controlled, laser videodisc system which would allow consumers to select product information they want to see. It was primarily designed for use at trade shows and for product demonstrations and allows the viewer to interact with the presentation by dictating what information was shown. The Disc-Master 5000 includes an Atari 400 computer and Z-80 microprocessor.


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