Artifact Details

Title

System 21 display

Catalog Number

X350.84C

Type

Physical object

Date

1969 ca.

Manufacturer

Viatron Computer Systems Corporation

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 3001-301
Serial number 000390

Dimensions

9 x 20 x 10.5 in.

Description

A typical System 21 includes a 'Microprocessor' two tape channels- a keyboard- two data channels- and a video display. The Microprocessor contains hard-wired microprograms that perform a fixed set of logical operations- accomplising the same functions as a general-purpose computer. Communications is provided between 2 system 21s or a system 21 and a mini-computer. The system was underpriced and over-promised- and the company shortly went out of business.

Category

I/O/display/CRT

Credit

Gift of Fred De Bros

Lot Number

X350.84