I keep meaning to stop by the guy's shop in MD and check out some of his DEC stuff.
From what I can tell, this isn't TEMPEST shielding, but RF shielding for e.g. lab
situations that require a low RF noise floor. It's probably effectively the same as
TEMPEST in practice, but seems to lack the gov't certification.
On Tue, 2 May 2017 17:21:28 -0700
jim stephens via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
This might be a tempest or shielded vaxstation? Anyone speculate or
know for sure.
The vendor may have these mixed in as equivalent to their other
vaxstations. If you search for "DEC vax VS42A-BN"
you end up back at the vendors listing for the ones with plastic
covers. I didn't turn up any info yet, not hoping to.
but the thing has what appears to be optical, and a huge connector which
may be shielded SCSI on the back.
I can't tell from the front, but there may be a hatch to allow it to be
opened and a floppy inserted, not sure from
Kind of an interesting device.
I looped back into the vendors listings to this auction for the plastic
topped version, by the way
It is badged VT-1300 so may not be a vaxstation. And the other box may
be one of the VT-1300's
that is tempest or shielded.