Buffer State

To let you carry on using your micro while the printer is churning out hard copy, Mikrotechnik of West Germany has launched the Big Buffer, which has a capacity of up to 120K. The unit runs with parallel printers and can be powered from your printer or from an independent power source. It has a reset key, to clear its contents, and a monitor mode to let you inspect all codes sent from the system to the printer. It comes in five versions, from 8K to 120K; the prices, which include cables and connectors, run from $170 to $363. The company can be contacted on 010-49 202 510444.