Looking for info on Calcomp Sanders box

From: John Allain <jallain_at_databaseamerica.com>
Date: Wed Nov 17 18:03:54 1999

The typical CAD system from 1967 - 1987
consisted of:
  ASCII terminal
   + Graphics Tube & CPU Subsystem
   + an entire other Minicomputer

Frequenty the Graphics subsystems were quite
elaborate, competing in complexity with the
main CPU.

I don't know anything in particular about
this one. Right manufacturer for a CAD tube
as were Evan&Sutherland,Lexidata,Tektronix,

(Incidentally, searching for CALCOMP SANDERS on Hotbot
 will yield some, uhhh, rather odd results, such as:


-----Original Message-----
From: CLASSICCMP-owner_at_u.washington.edu
[mailto:CLASSICCMP-owner_at_u.washington.edu]On Behalf Of Enrico Badella
Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 1999 6:16 PM
To: Discussion re-collecting of classic computers
Subject: Looking for info on Calcomp Sanders box

I picked up one of these

        Model: 4518TW
        System: 89953
        Serial: X106944

Looks like a CAD machine but has only a floppy and apparently not HD.

Could it be just a graphic terminal that connects to an IBM mainframe
using 3270 for applications like CADAM and KATIA?

You can see a picture of it at http://www.naida.org/calcomp/calcomp.jpg


Enrico Badella email: enrico.badella_at_softstar.it
Soft*Star srl eb_at_vax.cnuce.cnr.it
InterNetworking Specialists tel: +39-011-746092
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10143 Torino, Italy

  Wanted, for hobbist use, any type of PDP and microVAX hardware,software,
  manuals,schematics,etc. and DEC-10 docs or manuals
Received on Wed Nov 17 1999 - 18:03:54 GMT

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