New finds in Houston

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Date: Tue Jun 19 18:49:04 2001

> From: "John R. Keys Jr." <>
> To: <>
> Subject: New finds in Houston
> Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 21:58:57 -0500
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> I just got back from 18 days down in Houston and in-between working (and
> the flooding) I was able to hit a few thrifts there. I got the
> following:
> 1. A handheld called Compact by Ultratec with a acoustic modem in the
> top cover. It's 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 and 1 1/8 inch tall. It has no other
> markings on it.

TTY used for deaf and hard of hearing users, use it to talk to
another tty of any types or via relay service like deaf to hearing
person via a live person translating the text to speech. I have
one. Very notorious for breaking down due to that orange cable
linking both halves together, straight when closed, then bent 180
degrees when open. Very nice design and last long time on
batteries. Right now mine is broken, going to around to it to fix.

The cpu is intel 8080 based microcontroller, LCD is EL backlit sucks
batteries. Keep it off during day, use it for dark places or at

Use 9VDC 500mA tip is negative. If you have AA NiCd rechargable it
will work or use regular AA batteries.

You can still buy parts or send it to ultratec for repairs.


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