General Automation Gets $3 Million Order
General Automation Inc., an Anaheim-based computer manufacturer, announced Monday that it has received a $3 million order to provide 300 of its Zebra computers over the next four years to Santa Ana-based EECO Computer Inc., which will program them to provide an automated reservation and management system for all-suite hotels being developed by the Robert P. Warmington Co.
“It is a very important order,” said General Automation Chairman Leonard Mackenzie, who said he hoped it would lead the way to additional hotel business. Mackenzie said General Automation is relying heavily on the Zebra microcomputer to turn around the finances of the company, which has sustained consecutive losses for the last three years.
Developed two-and-one-half years ago, the Zebra is being marketed to other companies that tailor them for specific customers such as video store chains, certified public accountants, banks and now hotels.