Questions About Archaic Terminals
I maintain the master terminfo/termcap file. I've significantly
reorganized and updated it, and am trying to clean up the cobwebs and
dust in its neglected corners.
I occasionally post these to comp.terminals and to alt.folklore.computers (the
latter because of its high percentage of old-timers).
Questions about Unknown Terminal Types
I'm looking for any information I can get (full name, manufacturer,
approximate year of release and/or discontinuance) on the following:
cad68-3|cgc3|cad68 basic monitor transparent mode size 3 chars:
cad68-2|cgc2|cad68 basic monitor transparent mode size 2 chars:
This is a printing terminal.
ddr|rebus3180|ddr3180|Rebus/DDR 3180 vt100 emulator:
I believe "ddr" is "Digital Data Research"
delta|dd5000|delta data 5000:
I think `Delta Data' was also the mfr name.
env230|envision230|envision 230 graphics terminal,
Yes, this is (or was) a printing terminal.
vsc|Signetics Vsc Video driver by RMC,
No, these are *not* Tektronix terminals!
v3220|LANPAR Vision II model 3220/3221/3222:
Questions about Vendor Status
You can surf to the new terminfo master from my home page. In case you're
viewing these questions through something other than a WWW browser, here
is the address for the terminfo master and related resources:
- I believe Hazeltine, Fortune Systems, Ann Arbor, Harris (the Beehive
people) and Soroc are out of business. Can anyone confirm any of these?
- Anyone have either Internet or snail addresses, or phone numbers, for the
terminal-manufacturing groups at the following corporations?
Computer Automation, Control Data, Datamedia, IBM, General Terminal
Corp., Microterm, Tektronix, Volker-Craig, Masscomp, General Electric,
Southwest Technical Products, Cybernex.
If you are knowledgeable about async terminals, especially the older
varieties, please look over the terminfo
file and the UFO file with this in mind.
Please email me any corrections
or comments you have.
Eric S. Raymond <email@example.com>