Entrex Ads


Paul B. Landry of 15 Sargent Rd. has been appointed Vice President of marketing of Entrex, Inc., of Burlington. Formerly director of marketing, he is responsible for all marketing activities for the Entrex 480 computer-based data entry system. 

Associated with data processing for many years, Mr. Landry has been in the front ranks of the keypunch replacement revolution since its beginnings. 

Computerworld - July 21, 1971 - Page 7

Computerworld - November 1, 1972 - Page 15

Computerworld - November 29, 1972 - Page 23

Computerworld - December 13, 1972 - page 12

Computerworld - January 10, 1973 - Page 32

Computerworld - May 9, 1973 - page 9-10
A company (not very creatively called) Recognition Equipment...NOT Entrex, but they are certainly using Entrex Data/Scopes there.
I've created a separate page about Recognition Equipment's Input 80 OCR here.
But it looks like Recognition Equipment put a sticker over the "Entrex Data/Scope" on the plexiglass screen cover...

Modern Data - October, 1973 - Page 13

Computerworld - October 17, 1973 - page 12
the same "Meet The Family" ad that I show just below...

Computerworld - November 28, 1973 - Page 22

And the same ad as just above, but scanned "a little lighter":

DATAMATION - 1973 - Page 76-77 & 122
From the Google preview:
And reduce the cost of data preparation substantially while dramatically increasing throughput We know System 280 performs because it comes from ENTREX, makers of the most powerful key- to-disk system on the market- The ENTREX 480. Here are the facts: System 280's central processor provides 2.4 million characters of intermediate disk storage and controls up to 8 DATA/SCOPE keystations. System 280's DATA/SCOPES are just like those in other ENTREX systems. Featuring ...

CIPS Computer Magazine - 1973 - Volume 4, Issues 1-10 - Page 37
Based on the Google preview, we suspect that this ad is identical to the Meet the family ads shown above:

Yes, I'd like to meet the ENTREX family of key-to-disk systems. Please tell me how we can get together and know each other better. I'm interested in a demonstration ? I'd like literature only ? 

The below two images were reconstructed by Upwork Freelancer using part of the complete low-resolution image from Computerworld - September 4, 1974 - Page 25 (featured further below)

Based on the Google preview, we suspect that this ad is identical to the Meet the family ads shown above:
The ENTREX System 480 is the best thing yet in key-to-disk data entry. Its powerful processor provides up to 10,000,000 bytes of intermediate disk storage and controls up to 32 DATA /SCOPE keystations. It features an easy-to-use CRT and our exclusive HELP! key (notice how many look-alikes there are since we introduced the DATA/SCOPE three years ago?). Today, more than 200 System 480's, with more than 3,000 DATA /SCOPES are installed across the country. And now we ...

But Entrex, a next-door neighbor and head-to-head competitor of Inforex, sees it differently. Entrex was convinced there was a market worth up to $150 million for a low-priced scanner that could operate in a shared processor environment, and set out to find a basic "Model T" that it could use with its System 480 line of data entry systems. Voila this month Entrex is announcing what it describes as the first mixed-media system designed specifically for low- to-moderate volume key-to-disc ...
And, for safekeeping, I archived this Google preview page here.

Ironically, 1974 Volume 7 Number 1 of this magazine is available in PDF over at Bitsavers.org, yet I cannot find the phrase that Google previews, and I quite just above, or what I show in the image below.  So, it must be from a different number within Volume 7:
Google must be mistaken on the volume number or something here, because we download the PDF from Bitsavers.org and OCR-d it and searched it....no Entrex!  We even put human eyes on every page...still nothing.  Sorry!

This is the FIRST mention of the 
System 180
Entrex 180
Entrex 580

Entrex System 580!
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*****************I skipped a few on the list, come back to this soon***************** 

Computerworld - June 13, 1977 - Page 52

more on the list coming soon.... 

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But, does THIS count?

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