Datapoint 3300 and DEC VT06 terminals
swtpc6800 at comcast.net
Sat Sep 17 11:25:08 CDT 2005
I am doing a bit of research on Computer Terminal Corporation terminals and
I am looking for a picture of the Datapoint 3300. I understand that CTC
OEMed the terminal to many companies. I have found references to the VT06
being the same as the Datapoint 3300. I also found a HP document that list
the HP 2600A as be compatible with the 3300. Can anyone clarify this.
The designer of the SWTPC CT-1024 Terminal, Ed Colle, had worked at
Datapoint on video terminals.
My area of interest is SWTPC 6800 computers and they have an interesting
connection with Datapoint. Both were located in San Antonio, Texas. When
SWTPC selected a computer to run their business they selected a Datapoint
2200. They liked the way the machine booted up and did not require a front
panel with switches. The SWTPC 6800 did not have front panel switches and
lights. It booted up with a monitor ROM.
I have some interesting notes from Gary Kay, the designer of the SWTPC 6800
here. (And a good photo of the Datapoint 2200)
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