Visual Technologies X terminal
John C. Ellingboe
john at guntersville.net
Thu Nov 8 21:19:14 CST 2007
Chuck Guzis wrote:
>>Is anyone on the list familiar with a Visual Technologies Xbase12
>>Xterminal? I have two base units but no documentation or software for them.
> I found the following squib in the Google cache for Computer Business
> HIGHER RESOLUTION VISUAL X-TERMINALS
> 10th October 1990
>>From Issue Number: 1529
> Visual Technology Inc is following up its new $1,000 X-terminal
> offering with a line of unbundled colour stations, persuing a
> strategy similar to the one charted recently by rival Human Design
> Systems. The new products are compatible with most AT-style keyboards
> and mice and use the 34020 chip from Texas Instruments. The entry-
> level Xbase/10 uses a 16MHz 68020 and 32MHz 34020, handling
> resolutions of 1,024 by 768. The Xbase/11 supports a "megapixel"
> display, typically 1,152 by 900 resolution. The Xbase/12 can display
> resolutions of 1,280 by 1,024. Both the 11 and 12 use a 20MHz 68020
> and 40MHz 34020. All three have 2Mb standard memory, expandable to
> 14Mb. They are compliant with SECwindows, Motif, Open Look and XView.
> Availability is November. The Xbases alone range from $2,500 to
> $3,500: fully loaded they go from $3,500 to $6,055. pl 72
> It sounds pretty spiffy.
I didn't run across that one Chuck, thanks. They do seem to be rather
spiffy and use ps2 mouse and keyboard from PCs and will probably drive
most of the vga multisync monitors. As Richard mentioned I will need
their software and I do have the network to hook them to. They both
come up in their setup menu and then want to go out on the net for software.
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