Help identifying Mystery CDC Terminal...
Curt @ Atari Museum
curt at atarimuseum.com
Sat Feb 16 16:39:06 CST 2008
Have you tried pinging the guys over at http://www.cray-cyber.org/ to
see if they may an idea of the lineage and history behind that beastie.
> Josh Dersch wrote:
>> Hey all --
>> Picked up an old dumb terminal (and I feel secure in calling this one
>> "old") today at Re-PC in Tukwila, WA (I'm starting to really dig this
>> place...). It's a CDC, labeled on the back as a "Display Terminal" (go
>> figure), Equip. Id #CC5A5-A, Series Code 2, Part #15551800. I haven't
>> been able to find any information on this beast at all on the 'net.
>> I've put up some pictures here:
>> http://yahozna.dyndns.org/computers/cdcterminal/ (Haven't had a chance
>> to clean it up yet, so it's kinda smudgy...)
>> My favorite thing about this terminal is the huge, backlit buttons on
>> the front for Power, etc... very cool :). I've powered it up after
>> giving it a check-out, and it appears to work fine. I haven't hooked it
>> up to a serial line yet, but that's coming... maybe Linux has a termcap
>> entry for this thing? :)
>> Opening it up reveals repair tags with dates in 1974. There are four
>> PCBs mounted inside, connected by a ton of ribbon connectors (there's no
>> backplane to speak of). Looks like it's all TTL, though I haven't taken
>> the boards out to investigate. Not sure I want to disturb them :).
>> Anyone know anything about this thing? What's it capable of? What was
>> it originally connected to?
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