Cyberstryde was the name of the software designed for the Cybersyn project. Its function was to process incoming information from the companies and turn it into predefined variables. Information was transmitted and received by Telex machines and processed by an IBM 360 computer.
The objective was to send incoming information from companies to the operations room in an easily understood format.
This information was discussed and assessed by users in the ops room, and then sent back to ECOM, from where it was retransmitted to companies with the required alterations.
Daily variations reflected in the companies were identified by means of the Bayesian system (designed by Harrison-Stevens-Bayesan), defining their activities by means of amplifiers, filters and predetermined forms of normality, alert and crisis, creating a prospective dynamic model that predicted future crises, and helping to apply solutions before these crises arose.
It was completed by the ECOM (Chilean Computing and Informatics Enterprise) team, in conjunction with Britain’s John Anderton company.
Isaquino Benadof, director of the ECOM research and development area, was in charge of the project. During the development of Cybersyn, Benadof travelled to the USA and Canada for research and development purposes. The final conclusion was to use telephone information transfer networks.
But, Cyberstride was never applied, frustrating one of the most ambitious technical initiatives of the Cybersyn project. It could have been a Chilean created information transfer system parallel to the Internet.