Artifact Details

Title

Rolm 1602 Rugged Nova

Catalog Number

102717964

Type

Physical object

Date

1969

Manufacturer

ROLM Corporation

Dimensions

overall: 7 1/2 in x 23 1/2 in x 10 in

Category

Digital computer/minicomputer

Curator Notes

ROLM changed the way military computing was done; they obtained a license for the general purpose Data General Nova and engineered a compatible, ruggedized military version. This meant quicker development of new models and much more available software. The ROLM 1602 was used by all branches of the U.S. military in applications like electronic warfare, missile targeting, and intelligence gathering.

Credit

Gift of Robert Maxfield

Lot Number

X6637.2013

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