McMullen's Newport News Office Installs Inter- Active Graphics System
John J. McMullen Associates, Inc. (JJMA), naval architects, marine engineers and transportation consultants of New York, recently installed an AUTO-TROL AD/380 Interactive Graphics System in its detail design office located in Newport News, Va. This office, known as JJMA's Hampton Roads Operation (HRO), has been fitted with four 25-inch screen terminals, a backlit digitizer table, a hard copy unit, a flatbed plotter, a message center, and an alpha-numeric programming terminal. This peripheral equipment is interfaced with a Sperry Univac V77 Model 800 computer. File storage is obtained through the use of a CDC Eagle Disc Drive having a storage capacity of 80 megabytes.
A staff of HRO designers experienced in the structural, electrical, piping, and HVAC design disciplines has been trained in operation of the system. HRO currently has 135 designers and draftsmen employed, and is involved with the detail design for c o n s t r u c t i o n of several major shipbuilding projects.
Thomas R. Marr has been engaged as system manager for the interactive graphic system installation at HRO. He comes to HRO from Nuclear Power Services, Inc., where he was employed as system manager, Automated Graphics Division.
John J. McMullen Associates has its principal office at Suite 3000, One World Trade Center, New York, N.Y. 10048.