Incorporated Krohm International Ltd.
in Michigan and began selling complete
typographical systems based on off-the-shelf Texas Instruments
990 mini-computers. Our competitors had made custom modifications
to their mini-computer systems so that they could not be utilized
for any other purpose other than typography, and could not be supported by
any other firm. We thought that customers would not like being anchored that way.
KI developed a Compugraphic
8600 output module for the TI990 system, which allowed us to
sell and install a system at Industry Media, now Edgell
Plastics Publications (Denver, Colorado);
Advanced Information Systems (Waco,
Texas); Jana, Inc. (San Antonio,
Texas); and at Press Publications (White
Bear Lake, Minnesota).