DEC terminals and classic server computing

Aaron Jackson aaron at
Mon May 29 08:25:17 CDT 2017

Hey Henry,

Nice to see you on the list :)

I was just doing a search and it looks like the VT510 has a DIN socket
on the back. Is this just PS2? The earlier terminals used an RJ-11


Henry Bond via cctalk writes:

> It's a 510, cheap on eBay it is a bit new for what I was going for.
> Thanks for the link though :)
> -H
> On 29 May 2017 00:19:05 BST, Toby Thain via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
>>On 2017-05-28 7:08 PM, Henry Bond via cctalk wrote:
>>> I have long had an interest in server tech and "technology with
>>character" I finally took the plunge and got a DEC and I am looking for
>>something of a similar vintage to connect it to.
>>> I have read about VAXstations, z80 based mainframes. This seems like
>>the kind of devices I would like to acquire and learn the workings of.
>>> I also require a keyboard for my DEC terminal.
>>If it's a VT100, there's a keyboard on ebay currently.
>>(not affiliated)
>>> As this is my first post to the list, I am mostly looking for
>>resources (UK would be preferable)
>>> -- H
>>> Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.

Aaron Jackson
PhD Student, Computer Vision Laboratory, Uni of Nottingham

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