Beehive DM5 and Teletype Model 43 terminals
Tore Sinding Bekkedal
toresbe at ifi.uio.no
Wed May 6 05:50:29 CDT 2009
Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 4 May 2009 at 20:40, Richard wrote:
>> Looks interesting, although I've never seen one in person. An
>> interesting feature is that it provides an escape sequence to
>> download 8085 binary code directly into the terminal (as ASCII hex
>> digit sequences). I'm wondering what it would take to load a space
>> invaders game into it :-).
> I don't think that was at all unusual. When I did the mono terminal
> for Fortune, they requested the feature so they could do QA on the
> terminal without opening it up. Wrote a bunch of diagnostics that
> were downloaded as part of the manufacturing process. Basically, an
> Intel hex binary file with each record prefixed by an (undocumented)
> escape sequence.
Yep, Tandberg TDV-2100 and TDV-2200 terminals did this, also. Never got
the diags to work, though, for some reason.
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