Using an IBM PCjr wireless keyboard

From: Scott Stevens <>
Date: Thu Feb 3 18:31:51 2005

On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 19:39:50 -0500
Scott Stevens <> wrote:

> On Wed, 2 Feb 2005 05:11:48 -0800 (PST)
> Cameron Kaiser <> wrote:
> > > There are three SX-64's 'just lying around' in the test lab where
> > > I work. Unfortunately they are/were actively used with test
> > > equipment and I think the chances of them ever getting out of that
> > > lab are zero.
> >
> > That's an interesting application. What type of work are they doing?
> > Do you have a picture?
> >
> The SX-64 that is in regular use has some kind of a commercial data
> acquisition card/module attached. It's being used to test Appliance
> Pump Valves. I don't know a lot about the particulars of the
> card/module. I can note and write down the model/branding information
> for it.
> It's quite possibly one of the last SX-64 machines in active
> commercial use today. I saw this afternoon that they were running
> some tests using it.
> -Scott

Just a follow-up message for anybody who was interested:

The SX-64 I mentioned being at work has an I/O module attached to it, on
a ribbon cable coming out of the back. The module is a plastic box that
looks like it would plug into the cartridge slot on a C-64, but is on a
ribbon cable extender in this application.

It's labeled:

Made in Sweden by
Datatronic AB
Box 42054, S-126 12

The module has screwdriver terminal pairs labelled to attach six relay
(probably dry contact) outputs and two opto-isolated inputs. It has the
look of something that's been bolted to the plywood text fixture for
years, probably decades. Today the SX-64 was running an application
today connected to it.

Just thought Commodore enthusiasts might be interested in this
additional info. I could see about photographing it if there was
interest. I searched the web a bit, and found a photograph of the VIC
REL here:

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