Informer 213 terminal - 3274 / 3178 compatible ?
dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 13:49:52 CDT 2016
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> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Mattis Lind
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> Subject: Re: Informer 213 terminal - 3274 / 3178 compatible ?
> > Looking at the documents on the web it looks like the AE is a straight
> > forward VT100 terminal, the PT was the 3270 version.
> > If it is an AE it should work with any Unix/Linux/PDP/VAX etc. etc.
> > out of the box.
> I think that the PT was a version which included a 386SX processor and the AE is
> a pure terminal. http://bit.ly/1UrQL8Z My guess is that the firmware is the
> difference between the one I have and the the VT100 version. Possibly the
> modem board as well.
> It is not possible to configure it to do anything like bi-sync. There is a setting to
> configure NRZI or NRZ line coding, nothing else.
OK so that answers that question. It sounds like its HDLC only...
> Let's hope there is someone out there that could dump the EPROMs. I hope to
> get a response from the guy which shows a VT100 Informer 213 on Youtube. It
> would be nice to actually use it. Attaching it to something IBMish using VTAM
> seems unlikely.
I am not sure about that. There are HDLC to TCPIP gateways e.g. :-
> > Dave
> > G4UGM
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