Artifact Details

Title

TI Silent 700 terminal

Catalog Number

X1612.99

Type

Physical object

Description

The TI Silent 700 Model 745 Portable Data Terminal was used for sending and receiving text, such as when engaging in interactive computing sessions with a remote machine. The various models of Silent 700 terminals were widely adopted, especially among people needing mobility while computing such as salespeople and students; or where space was at a premium. Based on the Texas Instruments TMS 9900 microprocessor, fitting in a small case, and weighing only 14 pounds, the Model 745 allowed for two way communication between a user and a remote computer at the rate of 30 characters per second via an integral acoustically-coupled modem. A built-in thermal printer provided a hard copy record of interactions.

Date

1971

Manufacturer

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI)

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 745
Other number 0983801-0004 part number
Serial number 0474638941

Dimensions

4 1/2 x 14 x 17 1/2 in.

Category

I/O : terminal / teletype

Subject

timesharing; Tymshare, Inc.; Modems; Acoustic couplers; Printers

Lot Number

X1612.99