Digitized and hyperlinked Honda Motorcycle Catalogs — 1992


Prior to today's internet as we know it, Volt Information Sciences, Inc. was involved in taking volumes of cataloged parts and storing them onto CD-ROM's linking parts, order numbers and technical schematics together through xml based data pages. Basically a website containing digitized images and all related information linked and accessible within a few short clicks. Manuals could be accessed much faster and the cost of updating parts numbers could be made at a fraction of traditional printing and distribution costs. While Honda motorcycles was one example, the U.S. Navy and commercial airline industry are two others. The large volume of reference manuals found on both ships and airlines was reduced to a few CD-ROMs with access speeds to data increased by 100 fold.