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Voice data entry for industrial applications has reached a significant milestone - more than 100 terminals have been installed in practical operational systems. A new low-cost speech terminal recently has been introduced which replaces or complements intelligent CRT/keyboard stations by enabling the user to enter data by voice. This Threshold 500 terminal permits source data entry directly by personnel whose hands and/or eyes are already occupied in their normal work requirements. Because of the terminal's modular design, only a display and a small operator console are required at each work station. This paper reviews the history of the predecessor equipment -the VIP-100 - discusses operational considerations for practical speech recognition systems, and describes the new Threshold 500 terminal.