Updated: 06/27/2017 by Computer Hope
The VT-100

The VT-100 was a video terminal manufactured by the Digital Equipment Corporation beginning in 1978. It was used to communicate with a host computer system, sending and receiving ASCII characters and ANSI control codes over a serial connection.

The VT-100 had a keyboard, a CRT, and an Intel 8080 processor. It had options for adding a printer or upgrading the internal memory. It was a huge success, and its characteristic technologies are still used today as the standard for terminal emulation, for instance in the Linux shell.

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