Oddball question: really small terminals

Pontus Pihlgren pontus at Update.UU.SE
Sun Oct 25 02:38:40 CDT 2015

I think you want a Minec 1000. but it's a very rare beast. It 
talks 3270 and VT100.



On Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 02:54:41PM +1300, Mike Ross wrote:
> For reasons too abstruse to explain in detail I'm on the lookout for
> terminals that are, physically, really small - especially serial and
> coax 3270, and possibly twinax 5250.
> Yes you could do things with small laptops and PDAs with PCMCIA cards
> and adapters and software - I know a guy who kept a Psion Organizer
> configured especially for use as a terminal with SGI boxes. But that's
> Not The Same, and NOT what I'm after; I want dedicated purpose-built
> terminals; switch it on and It Works.
> And both DEC and IBM made 'real' terminals in a 'small pizza box' form
> factor, using a separate standard VGA monitor as a display; one could
> use those with a small LCD screen and achieve a similar result, and I
> might do just that - can anyone remember the model numbers of IBM 3270
> and 5250 terminals that were built this way?
> But really I'd prefer a compact all-in one solution; a one-piece
> terminal. Any suggestions? I'm open to both LCDs and *small* CRTs.
> Preferably colour!
> Thanks
> Mike

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