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Viewdata

(ˈvjuːˌdeɪtə)
n
(Computer Science) trademark an interactive form of Videotex that sends information from a distant computer along telephone lines, enabling shopping, booking theatre and airline tickets, and banking transactions to be conducted from the home

view•da•ta

(ˈvyuˌdeɪ tə, -ˌdæt ə, -ˌdɑ tə)

n.
an interactive videotex service provided over a telephone line or television cable.
[1970–75]

viewdata

A system by which information can be stored at a central point and retrieved by the use of a telephone line linked to word processors. It enables the user to call up thousands of pages of information.
Translations

Viewdata

® [ˈvjuːˌdeɪtə] Nvídeodatos mpl, videodatos mpl (LAm)

viewdata

[ˈvjuːdeɪtə] n (British)vidéotex m

Viewdata®

nBildschirmtext m, → Btx m
References in periodicals archive ?
Prestel - the title was an amalgam of 'press telephone' - was the brand name for the Post ce's Viewdata technology, launched in 1979.
Prestel - the name was an amalgam of 'press telephone' - was the brand name for the Post Office's Viewdata technology developed during the late 1970s and launched in 1979.
There has been a change in what the customer wants to find out in a brochure, they want more information and what to do, but I believe the brochure is still the place and retail agents need the tools, A number of travel agents were linked up to ViewData and needed that tool so we supported that, but the situation is changing so we have to re-assess that.
Compare, for example, the very different concerns and ideas of Kleinrock (2010), who was working in America in network and computing research and was a key participant in the development of ARPANET, and Feldman (2011), who was working in television engineering and had a background in computer sales and marketing, and was a leader in deploying early teletext systems such as Viewdata.
What name was given to the viewdata system developed by British Telecom?
In that article, Kenneth Edwards, an associate professor of journalism at the University of Alabama, took FUTURIST readers on a tour of Britain's Viewdata system, a scheme whereby information could be transmitted by teletext from a BBC editor's office directly to viewers' televisions at home.
JAMES MARTIN, VIEWDATA AND THE INFORMATION SOCIETY (1982).
The results coincide excellently with those of the database of Viewdata of Factsage 5.
CU made its first arrangement with a consumer online service in 1978 to include information from Consumer Reports magazine on the Viewtron service of Viewdata Corporation.
She was told that the seats were on a Unijet flight and Unijet were refusing to honour the tickets, claiming the price had been a mistake on their Viewdata booking system.
Thus, for example, in viewdata systems, the kind of information and the way it is presented offers the consumer a picture of the world constructed by the information providers and the designers of the technology.
Designed to provide travel agents with fast and easy access to holiday information and booking services via a dedicated extranet, the new system replaces Telewest's current Fastrak viewdata service with an enhanced version, Fastrak 2000.