37. évfolyam, 1991. 2. szám



Videotex and its implementation in Hungary . A review.

Kovács Katalin

In the first half of the review the author summarizes the concept and technology of videotex, the elements of the system of videotex services, the structure of videotex systems, the issues of display, and the basic services of videotex systems. The second part includes Hungarian implementations, operating in-house systems (IPCOM, STADAT), and the national public videotex service now in the phase of distribution (Magyar Videotex). Some of the Hungarian libraries have already joined IPCOM or STADAT, or the Magyar Videotex, but none of the systems has become popular yet. For a wider acceptance of videotex several factors should develop favourably (e.g. needed are: a better telephone supply, cheap terminals, well-defined, marketable, information, specialists managing the development of networks, adequate publicity and popularization courses etc.) (pp. 225-240)

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