Apollo stuff

Bob Shannon bshannon at tiac.net
Wed Jul 13 18:07:06 CDT 2005

The wall boxes are totally passive.

There is a cable that connects the standard token ring board to two BNC
connectors, so the twist-lock wall connector is totally optional.

How many keyboards do you need?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jules Richardson" <julesrichardsonuk at yahoo.co.uk>
To: <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 7:21 AM
Subject: Re: Apollo stuff

> On Tue, 2005-07-12 at 18:16 -0700, Al Kossow wrote:
>> Bob said:
>> "I've got scads of Apollo hardware and documentation.
>> Most of it needs a new home, but there has been little interest so far."
>> Well, I'm interested. Just the logistics of getting it across the 
>> country.
> A list of what there is would be nice to see - probably too expensive to
> ship it across the pond though.
> Question for Apollo fans - when setting up an Apollo token ring, is it
> really as simple as just chaining the machines together in a loop? I
> seem to remember the manuals (the few that we do have) mentioning
> plugging in to wall-mounted boxes, but it's not clear if those are just
> for cable routing or whether they actually do something more important. 
> We're still short a Domain keyboard here, and I think we only have one
> of the little interface cables that connects the network cabling to the
> token ring card itself - hopefully there's nothing special to those
> though and we can make something up. I'd just like to know if it's vital
> to find the wall boxes though! :-)
> cheers
> Jules

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