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DCE
January 19th, 2006, 04:10 PM
I have a SPERRY UNIVAC UTS 40 but actually not working. This machine seems to be very rare because i search any hardware information on all the web and there are nothing.
The UTS40 is a "Universal Terminal" from sperry univac sold between 1976 and 1982. It's in the same time a CP/M computer with a monstrous 2X 8' disk drive. This terminal with his small brothers "UTS20D" or old brother Uniscope 100 was originally used to communicate with a SPERRY UNIVAC 90 serie, in my case a 90/30, equivalent of the IBM 360.
My UTS40 crash during the POC test (long beep and blank screen), this test make some checks during the system initialisation and i suspect the roms inside the program cartridge who contain the CP/M OS to be bad and cause these crash. I search any hardwares or informations about this serie to give life again to this old friend

DCE
January 31st, 2006, 03:51 PM
http://www.kuriakin.com/images/temp/UTS40_1.jpg

http://www.kuriakin.com/images/temp/UTS40_2.jpg

http://www.kuriakin.com/images/temp/UTS40_3.jpg

http://www.kuriakin.com/images/temp/UTS40_4.jpg

http://www.kuriakin.com/images/temp/UTS40_5.jpg

http://www.kuriakin.com/images/temp/UTS40_6.jpg

Terry Yager
January 31st, 2006, 04:21 PM
Are you sure CP/M is in ROM? I mean, a few machines offered this feature, but for the most part, CP/M systems boot from a disk, with just a small "BootLoader" contained in ROM.

--T

DCE
February 1st, 2006, 12:39 PM
i'm not sure in fact. The program cartridge is a sort of BIOS contained in a small pack fastened in the back of the UTS 40. This cartridge provides many of the essential capabilities of this machine, and it is unusual in the data processing system in that functions as both hardware and software (cp/m?). The target of this structure to provides the possibility to update the UTS 40 when a new firmware package is developed. I suspect a damage in this area because the program cartridge is only composed of 8 eproms (2893005-00) and the POC test without cartridge makes a normal failure: blank screen but without long beep.

DCE
February 5th, 2006, 05:02 PM
i have other rare machine, hard to find some informations: Wang OIS60 + 4 terminals- CMC Keystation 109 terminal - UNIVAC UNISERVO 10 ...

WhyMAX
February 15th, 2006, 05:56 AM
Hi,

The Wang OIS60 (Office Information System) is an old Word Processing system (only) from Wang Labs. (build in around mid -80).

UnivacMan
January 31st, 2008, 04:21 PM
Sorry I don't know anything about the UTS-40 but I do know our comms support guy who still works for Unisys. I do know the 90/30 90/40 U100 terminal and U10/U14 tape drives very well. I even have an original 60 page brochure. I'd love to hear from anyone who has an interest in these.
Steve

Al Kossow
January 31st, 2008, 07:08 PM
> I'd love to hear from anyone who has an interest in these.

I'm in the process of scanning the docs for the 9300 right now
http://bitsavers.org/pdf/univac/9x00

afleetcommand
February 18th, 2008, 04:02 AM
I think its cool you are bringing that old monster back to life! What applications are you planning to run?

Al Kossow
January 30th, 2014, 08:33 AM
I have a SPERRY UNIVAC UTS 40 but actually not working. This machine seems to be very rare because i search any hardware information on all the web and there are nothing.
The UTS40 is a "Universal Terminal" from sperry univac sold between 1976 and 1982. It's in the same time a CP/M computer with a monstrous 2X 8' disk drive. This terminal with his small brothers "UTS20D" or old brother Uniscope 100 was originally used to communicate with a SPERRY UNIVAC 90 serie, in my case a 90/30, equivalent of the IBM 360.
My UTS40 crash during the POC test (long beep and blank screen), this test make some checks during the system initialisation and i suspect the roms inside the program cartridge who contain the CP/M OS to be bad and cause these crash. I search any hardwares or informations about this serie to give life again to this old friend


Sorry to revive a long dead thread, but I have turned up documentation and CP/M floppies (5 and 8") for the UTS-x0 series
and am REALLY interested in finding firmware for the CP/M version for some future emulation.

I looked at the Wikipedia page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniscope and it looks like I've got a bunch of editing to do. There
is about 4 linear feet of documentation that came in for the entire terminal line from the Uniscope 100 through the UTS-4000 series.

retrogear
November 23rd, 2014, 04:48 PM
Al

I have a functioning Sperry UTS-30 with CP/M 3.0 and some Uniscope OEM software. I could try and make some disk images. I have a 5.25 HD floppy drive on an old pc that can read the disks with imagedisk but I haven't tried recently.
Not sure how I would get a ROM image out of it but would greatly appreciate emulation if possible. Send me a pm if interested. I don't use this forum very often. I do have some documentation but that might take considerable time to scan.

Larry G

Al Kossow
November 7th, 2018, 01:43 PM
DCE's work continues
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fforum.system-cfg.com%2Fviewtopic.php%3Ft%3D9167&edit-text=&act=url

I got a UTS 10 terminal yesterday, similar but simpler mechanical design.
The firmware is also on a 37 pin connector out the back

Same problems with rotting NiCds eating the PCB

Am working on desoldering the firmware now. Some PCB pics up at
http://bitsavers.org/pdf/univac/terminals/UTS_10/pictures