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CSIRONET (1985)

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CSIRONET is an Australia-wide computing network offering its services to CSIRO, government departments, tertiary institutions and private companies.

This video describes the range of services offered and shows how a number of clients benefit from using CSIRONET. The clients include a market research firm which developed powerful software in collaboration with CSIRONET, a remotely located Government Department which uses the software available on CSIRONET's hosts for large scale processing, and an engineering authority which does numerically intensive computing and sophisticated graphics output through CSIRONET.

Produced in 1985.

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00:01:30 | Montage of video images on computer screen
00:02:12 | Computer hardware - tape and disk drives
00:02:22 | Fingers on computer keyboard
00:02:23 | Mouse on digitising tablet
00:02:27 | Group gathered around computer terminal
00:02:31 | B/W sequence of computer hardware from #149 Experiment in Numerical Meteorology
00:02:45 | Bank of computer tape drives with several terminals and operators
00:02:51 | Computer animation of 3D relief model of Australia tilt and rotate
00:03:11 | Cyber 205 super computer, mass of internal wiring
00:03:30 | Computer hardware - Facom, Cyber 170
00:03:42 | Braegan Automated Tape Library, selecting tapes and placing onto tape drive
00:04:02 | Animated world map showing computer networks stretching across the globe
00:04:13 | Demographics maps of Sydney. Apasco operator and client studying maps on computer screen
00:04:48 | People lining up for automatic teller machine at bank
00:04:55 | Cyber 205 super computer
00:05:00 | Staff examine bromide being processed
00:05:11 | Marine Science Laboratories research vessel Sarda trawling, fish being measured, weighed and recorded
00:05:33 | Macintosh computer and operator
00:05:39 | City office worker using telephone modem with computer keyboard, acoustic coupler
00:05:49 | Marine scientist using computer and plotter to produce may of Bass Strait
00:06:12 | Computer peripherals - Laser printer, plotter, graphics work station
00:06:27 | COMP 80 - 16mm film recorder being fitted
00:06:35 | Bromide processing
00:06:38 | Australian bureau of Flora & Fauna - taxonomy measuring snake specimen, examining dried plant specimen under microscope
00:06:59 | Bromide processing of pages ready for offset printing
00:07:03 | Flora of Australia publication being leafed through
00:07:09 | Operator at terminal in Landsat image processing lab - image of coastline with various colour treatments
00:07:24 | Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation - operator at graphics terminal, dam tower - vector graphic and animation
00:07:47 | Computer simulation of dam wall flooding
00:08:01 | CSIRONET customer service - telephone enquiry
00:08:13 | CSIRONET Library - Black Mountain
00:08:17 | Operators at computer terminals
00:08:26 | Mining - excavator shovel loading truck
00:08:28 | Automobile assembly - car bodies moving along production line
00:08:30 | Stock market
00:08:31 | CU fingers on keyboard
00:08:33 | CU printer plotting graphs
00:08:35 | Researcher at microscope using digitising mouse
00:08:39 | Demographics map of Sydney - Apasco
00:08:40 | Consultation session at Australia Bureau of Flora & Fauna
00:08:48 | CSIRONETlogo on map of Australia
00:09:00 | End