Artifact Details

Title

System 21 Robot Printer

Catalog Number

X350.84D

Type

Physical object

Date

1969 ca.

Manufacturer

Viatron Computer Systems Corporation

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 6002
Other number 19 stamped above serial number
Other number 4222-110519 printed on connector
Serial number 000198

Dimensions

3 1/4 x 12 1/2 x 4 3/4 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/printer

Credit

Gift of Fred De Bros

Lot Number

X350.84