Intel MDS Series II poll

From: Steve Thatcher <>
Date: Thu Dec 30 22:48:48 2004

Hi Dave, count me in on the binaries. I will be getting back to Virginia
this Sunday from Seattle, so time will be something I have too much of

best regards, Steve
At 09:06 PM 12/30/2004, Dave Mabry wrote:
>Ok, I've been on a kick lately to get my Intel MDS Series II systems
>working as much as I can. So my interest in them is peaking.
>I'd like to know who has Series II's on this list, if you don't mind
>admitting it. I know that Tony, Joe, Steve, Dwight, and a few others
>do. And Joe can probably supply anyone who wants one with a system.
>;) Just kidding Joe. You are hanging onto yours as an investment,
>right? I know I am!!!
>These last couple of days I copied images of the ROM code that makes up an
>upgrade for the Series II called iMDX-511. It was all new firmware for
>the IOC board (4 2716's) and a new firmware in the keyboard (8741A) to
>implement the upgrade. It turned the RPT (repeat) key into a "function"
>(FCTN) key. And along with the latest version of ISIS (4.3) you had the
>capability to hit FCTN-D for "DIR " or FCTN-T for " TO " and many other
>"soft" keys for ISIS command line shortcuts. It also added cursor
>addressability to the integral CRT and some attributes, like reverse
>video, blinking, underline, etc. All stuff that we take for granted
>today, but in those days it was a big thing!!!
>Anyway, if anyone is interested I can make the binaries available and help
>those of you who have these beasts get it implemented.
>Any takers?
>Dave Mabry
Received on Thu Dec 30 2004 - 22:48:48 GMT

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