[rescue] Looking for a DEC VT-100 in Australia

Steve Jones smj+rescue at crash.com
Fri Aug 12 22:46:27 CDT 2011

On 08/12/2011 06:57 PM, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> I was going to suggest the VT340 (IIRC) - it uses PS/2 keyboard/mouse & VGA
> monitor... If you have to ship one in, they are tiny... But not
> 'retro-looking'

You may be thinking of the VT510 or VT520, which is a typical late-model tube-built-in terminal that takes a PS/2 keyboard (my 510 has an LK411 keyboard).

Or more likely the VT525, which looks like a modern "thin client" and takes a PS/2 keyboard and IIRC any VGA monitor, and supports something like 16 colors. There's a sliding front panel reminiscent of the Multia/UDB if it isn't actually a Universal Desktop Box...

I believe Boundless Technologies may still be selling the VT525, or at least were as of a few years ago.

VT510 Image: http://www.forcix.cx/images/screenshots/vt510.jpg
VT525 Image & Datasheet: http://www.mbidata.com/vt525.htm

By contrast, the VT340 is a fairly hefty SIXEL-graphics terminal offered by DEC in the early 90s.

VT340 Image: http://www.hack.org/~mc/writings/images/dec-vt340.jpg


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