Oddball question: really small terminals
tmfdmike at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 04:18:55 CDT 2015
On Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 8:36 PM, tony duell <ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>> For reasons too abstruse to explain in detail I'm on the lookout for
>> terminals that are, physically, really small - especially serial and
>> coax 3270, and possibly twinax 5250.
>> Yes you could do things with small laptops and PDAs with PCMCIA cards
>> and adapters and software - I know a guy who kept a Psion Organizer
>> configured especially for use as a terminal with SGI boxes. But that's
>> Not The Same, and NOT what I'm after; I want dedicated purpose-built
>> terminals; switch it on and It Works.
> Three things that I use for small async RS232 terminals....
> 1) (The one I use all the time). HP palmtops. I actually prefer the 95LX as the 40
> column display is easier to read in poor light when working on a rack. But the
> 100LX and 200LX are good too. Yes, it is a computer, but it has a built-in serial
> port (just need a cable) and terminal software in ROM. The good points are that
> it will capture the downloaded data and you can kermit it to another machine if
> you so wish. The standard cable is wired to plug directly into a PC and is thus a
> DCE, but I got a second cable, cut off the moulded D connector and wired it to
> a DB25 plug as a DTE.
Oh those look pretty good; I love the terminal emulator in ROM;
doesn't even need an OS, switch it on and it works; that's one of the
things I'm after. Shame about the rather nasty looking monochrome LCD
though... I'm more interested in colour, especially for 3270 use, and
as a hardware ANSI serial console for Hercules...
Ahhh or I could make my own... useful gizmo here...
Keep the ideas coming folks! Thanks!
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