[rescue] Obscure SGI thing

Brendan Shanks mrpippy at gmail.com
Fri Apr 13 00:15:18 CDT 2012

It sounds like a prototype SGI MultiLink, which was used to convert DVI
(analog or digital) to the LVDS used by the 1600SW monitor.

I would ask this on Nekochan, maybe someone there knows what "Droid" was a
codename for.

I don't know what the thrift store was charging for it, but MultiLinks still
have some value (they're one of the few ways to drive a 1600SW from a modern
computer). And being a very rare prototypeI'm sure someone would pay good
money for it.


On Apr 12, 2012, at 10:05 PM, Sheldon T. Hall wrote:

> Does anyone know the function and utility of an SGI "Droid Beta System"?  I
> found one in a thrift shop this week.  I have no pictures, but, as far as I
> can remember, it had two power connectors (normal small-electronics
> type), a DVI video connector, and another connector I've forgotten.  Some
> medium D-shell.  Rounded purple (natch) box about 5x7 or so inches, sits
> flat on a desk.  Some LEDs in an arrowhead-shaped arrangement on the top.
> Modern lower-case "sgi" logo.  The label on the bottom sait only "DRIOD
> SYSTEM" and that the device was not FCC approved.
> Clues?
> -Shel
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