Company: Data Terminal Systems - DTS
Based: Maynard, Massachusetts
Founded: 1969 (went public in 1975), acquired by National Semi in 1983
Founder: Robert F. Collings (formerly at Digital Equipment Corporation)
Specialty: manufactured the first stand-alone, electronic cash registers. early leader in supermarket grocery electronic cash registers,, point-of-sale (POS) management systems, data display terminals, POS scanners,
Data Terminal Systems ECR POS Chip paperweight (1978)
Lucite paperweight containing a computer chip and commemorating production of there 75,000th ECR/POS Terminal on May 1, 1978.
During the 1970's, DTS competed with big industry names like NCR, Unitrex, IBM, and others, for market share in the growing new electronic cash register business.
Bottom of paperweight reads: "At DTS, a special understanding of customer needs, innovative system concepts and benefits, and state of the art microprocessor technology are combined in flexible, upgradable, stand-alone systems to provide both large, and small users a most attractive return on their investment."
Item measures 2 by 2 by 2 inches.