Terminal ROMs/kbds (was Re: G4 cube (was Re: 68K Macs with MacOS 7.5 still in production use...))
mhs.stein at gmail.com
Tue Sep 13 20:00:27 CDT 2016
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From: "Al Kossow" <aek at bitsavers.org>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 7:41 PM
Subject: Re: Terminal ROMs/kbds (was Re: G4 cube (was Re: 68K Macs with MacOS 7.5 still in production use...))
> On 9/13/16 4:30 PM, Mike Stein wrote:
>> How about Falco? I've got four or five different models/versions here; do you want me to dump the ROMs? Doesn't seem to be much interest in Falcos but I guess I really should scan the docs one day anyway..
>> They also used 4-conductor (straight-through) phone-type coiled cords, but with non-contact inductive 'keyswitches' that move a little ferrite core between pads on the PCB; no rotted foam or bad contacts ;-)
> documenting, dumping firmware and taking pictures of the innards would be great!
> I now have most of the HP 264x series dumped.
As a matter of fact I think one of them in fact emulates an HP 264-something-or-other.
Some models were also used in some DEC shops as cheap VT100 and VT220 clones.
Don't hold your breath, but it's on the list...
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