Convergence Corp, a wholly owned subsidiary of EECO Inc., reported that it has begun supplying a key component to J.C. Penney Co.'s Telaction home shopping system, which would allow customers to shop at home by cable television.
The device, an Eecoder Still-Frame Audio Decoder, is connected to J.C. Penney's Telaction system, enabling it to store and provide large quantities of information to customers, said John Campbell, EECO vice president of international marketing.
EECO was awarded a $1.3-million contract to develop and manufacture the audio decoder for the Telaction system in June 1986. The J.C. Penney Telaction system is expected to begin service this summer to about 125,000 homes in Chicago. EECO is a Santa Ana-based computer systems developer and manufacturer.