Intel MDS Series II poll

From: Randy McLaughlin <>
Date: Thu Dec 30 23:07:02 2004

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From: "Steve Thatcher" <>
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Subject: Re: Intel MDS Series II poll

> 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
> then.Thanks.
> 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

I would be happy to host the files, I can even host disk images.

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