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Thread: New old stock Cardinal CP600 terminal units circa 1988

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    Goody. I wonder if my DVDO Edge can handle the sync? If not, I can use a composite to s-video adapter and connect that to my Sony PVM-9L1.
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    I see our friend vintagecomputermuseum got his hands on one:

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F193305880805

    BTW: These aren't NAPLPS capable are they?

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    Yeah, I saw that. Another NOS unit is up BTW: https://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-Termina...sAAOSwZGFdEj19

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    I bought the last one he listed, as soon as bitsavers comes back up I'll post pictures and a firmware dump

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    I just received one today. From the docs it mentions a built-in 300/1200 modem, RS-232 port, a 34-pin card-edge printer port, mag card reader, composite video out (RCA) and phone and line jacks. I plan to use mine as a dumb terminal.

    -CH-

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    Here is some info from a Department of Commerce on Videotex:

    Cardinal Technologies. Videotex terminals are
    manufactured and sold by Cardinal Technologies, a small firm
    in Lancaster, Pennsylvania that was formed via a leveraged
    buyout of what was formerly a division of RCA. The product
    line apparently was not suited to the future business plans
    of General Electric when it purchased RCA.
    The Cardinal videotex terminal uses a standard sized
    keyboard and self-contained modem and communications
    software. An external monitor such as a- TV receiver is
    required. The basic videotex terminal Model CP 600 costs
    $399 in single lots and $249 in quantities of 100 or more.
    Cardinal has been in discussions and conducted market
    studies with several of the Bell companies-to determine the
    market potential for the Cardinal in conjunction with
    information services gateways.

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    I just bought the latest one, I plan to pair it with a Zenith ZVM-121 monitor and use it as a dumb terminal

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