Sony "Trinitron" Model KTX-1350N colour visual display unit, plus Sony touch panel Model TI-201 plus Rodime external hard disc drive (20 megabyte) - all these items make up a Videotexx workstation. Sony equipment made in Japan, and Rodime unit made in Scotland, all about 1985. Used by Telecom at "Expo 88" in Brisbane and used by photographic archive exhibition (Museum Victoria) from August 1990 to 1992. Equipment is 120 V AC. Hard disk drive is SCSI bus.

'Videotex (or "interactive videotex") was one of the earliest implementations of an end-user information system. From the late 1970s to mid-1980s, it was used to deliver information (usually pages of text) to a user in computer-like format, typically to be displayed on a television. In a strict definition, videotex is any system that provides interactive content and displays it on a television, typically using modems to send data in both directions.'

Physical Description

VDU is a light yellow roughly rectangular monitor, with two 3½ inch disk drive to the right of the screen. Touch panel fits exactly on the front of the VDU and is held there by clips;there is a computer connector lead Hard disk drive is a light yellow basically rectangular box. Two computer cables, each with a male plug at one end and a female plug at the other.

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