DEC VRE01 terminal documentation
tom at figureeightbrewing.com
Fri Aug 14 07:52:28 CDT 2020
On 8/13/20 5:04 PM, Antonio Carlini via cctalk wrote:
> On 13/08/2020 22:29, Tom Uban via cctalk wrote:
>> Thanks Aaron. The DEC display is quite a bit newer than the old Plato design. I had one of the Plato
>> terminals at one time and am quite familiar with them. I also had a digivue standalone display at
>> one time, but don't recall what I did with it over the course of the years. At that time, I did have
>> a full manual for it, including schematics, but I'm sure that went with the display to it's new
>> I need to open the DEC VRE01 to see what the design looks like. The newer design allowed it to be
>> very compact...
> This (https://eisner.decus.org/anon/htnotes/range?f1=INDUSTRY_NEWS&f2=491.0) suggests that the
> VRE01 was made by Planar Systems, Inc., of Beaverton, OR.
> Perhaps that might point you towards actual documentation.
> There's also a fact sheet (https://eisner.decus.org/anon/htnotes/range?f1=INDUSTRY_NEWS&f2=491.1).
> I do remember the VRE01 appearing in the DEC catalogues of the 1990s but I never saw one in real
> life. Perhaps the $11K price tag explains that :-)
That's some good information. Thanks Antonio. Yes, they were pricey, and nearing the end of DECs
rule, fortunately I didn't pay more than a couple hundred for it.
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