Oddball Terminals (Was: Re: VT100's)
aek at bitsavers.org
Fri Sep 7 12:00:59 CDT 2018
On 9/7/18 9:09 AM, Mark J. Blair via cctalk wrote:
> The display was a fully enclosed standalone unit, not a bare chassis. It sat on top of the bottom chassis of the terminal and then had another cover fitted over it.
> It had screen burn which indicated its use as part of a text terminal, but I don't know if the character generation was originally performed in the bottom chassis or by external equipment. The small DEC wire wrap backplane in the bottom chassis didn't seem big enough to implement all of that with flip chips. Maybe the backplane was just used for keyboard interface, and character generation was done by equipment external to the terminal?
The VT02 was apparently a PDP-8 device
Thus the FY 1969 equipment increment was procured from DEC
and consisted of one KAIO Processor, one PDP-8 Computer (4K memory),
4 VT02 Terminals, plus controllers, teleprinters, and cables for a total of
$167,042. For FY 1970, the plan called for additional memory capability,
disk packs, and additional inputting terminals for a total of $189,000.
The only thing we have in the archive apparently are four proof negatives, unless the
controller had a different name.
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