We've been enhancing our tape drive software since 1985. You'll find our software to be the best command line based software for use under Windows 95/98/ME. Our SCSI software runs in a DOS window under Windows 95, Windows 98/ME. Our Pertec software runs under DOS, and/or Windows 95/98/ME. Of course, you can also use a workstation running the above on a WinNT network too. You'll find this suite of programs easy to use and written with both the casual user and the power user in mind. You'll find powerful field selection features and record selection features that allow you to select only the fields and records you want from tape.
You'll find this suite of programs easy to use and written with both the casual user and the power user in mind.
You'll find powerful field selection features and record selection features that allow you to select only the fields and records you want from tape.
We want to be sure that your purchase will serve your intended needs. Prior to your purchase we want to discuss the details of your intended application.
Please check out our software in greater detail. Go to our download software manual page by clicking here.
After reading the manual, you'll see how our software excels.
Conditionally import tape records. E.g., Import only a range of Zip codes or specific states from a tape containing a mailing list.
Select only the fields you want from tape.
Move tape fields to new positions on disk
Force tape fields to match existing database structures.
Print labels "4-up" directly from tape
Conditionally terminate the data transfer when a user-defined criterion has been met.
Convert to ASCII from EBCDIC, Zoned Decimal, Packed Decimal, Packed Hex, Packed BCD.
Delete trailing and / or leading spaces. Delete leading zeros too.
Change case to upper and / or lower case from selected fields. Change case to all lower case with initial upper case of each word.
Read blocks as large as 65,535 bytes.
No limit as to the size of files that may be read.
Multiple files may be transferred in one session.
Optionally discard the first 'n' bytes of each block.
Change double quotes coming in from tape to single quotes. This an example of the extensive secondary translation you can perform.
Binary files may be read
You may erase tapes.
Create .dbf structures into which data can be imported.
Character, numeric, date, and logical field types are supported.
Add literal text to tape data at any point. e.g., Add decimal points to numeric data. Add dashes to phone numbers.
Create dummy fields.
Use powerful logical expressions to define conditional record acceptance. You can use =, <>, <, <=, >, >=, $(found in), -$( not found in), [ ] (sliding match) AND, OR, and a unique Key List data file.
In addition, a program may be run in disk to disk mode to perform processing on disk files.
Change 8-bit ASCII to 7-bit ASCII.
Change control characters (00-31 decimal) to spaces.
Specify starting and ending blocks to transfer.
Add the input record number to each record.
Create a unique number for each imported record.
Append data to existing text or .dbf files.
Wildcard characters (* and ?) may be used to select multiple disk files to transfer.
Easily determine data type and record length of data on tape.
Add a carriage return and line feed every 'N' characters when displaying tape data to screen, thus making logical record length determination a snap.
Input may be from tape or disk.
Display tape data in columnar form.
Column numbers, in an easy-to-read vertical format are generated by the program. This makes figuring out field boundaries a snap.
Data is displayed below column numbers as printed characters, Hex, or both.
See the sample in the software manual.
The 16 bit Pertec interface card is for high performance drives such as the HP88780. It fits in a full length ISA slot. Contact us for cost which includes software and cable.
The 8 bit buffered Pertec interface card is ideal for moderate speed drives such as the Cipher F880 and M990. It fits in an ISA slot. Contact us for cost which includes software and cable.