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Data interchange on 7 track magnetic tape

3rd edition, June 1970

To provide a specification for 12.70 mm 7 track magnetic tape to enable mechanical and magnetic interchangeability of tape between information processing systems.

This Standard refers solely to magnetic tape for digital recording on which the direction of magnetization is nominally longitudinal as opposed to nominally transverse.

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  • ECMA-5, 1st edition, April 1965 Download
  • ECMA-5, 2nd editionNo file available