Definitions for viewdataˈvyuˌdeɪ tə, -ˌdæt ə, -ˌdɑ tə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
view•da•taˈvyuˌdeɪ tə, -ˌdæt ə, -ˌdɑ tə(n.)
an interactive videotex service provided over a telephone line or television cable.
Category: Radio and Television, Telegraphy and Telephony
Origin of viewdata:
An information retrieval service of the 1970s and 1980s permitting subscribers to access a remote database and receive requested data on a video display.
Viewdata is a Videotex implementation. It is a type of information retrieval service in which a subscriber can access a remote database via a common carrier channel, request data and receive requested data on a video display over a separate channel. Samuel Fedida was credited as inventor of the system. Fedida had the idea for Viewdata in 1968. The first prototype became operational in 1974. The access, request and reception are usually via common carrier broadcast channels. This is in contrast with teletext.
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