Megadata 700

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Megadata 700
Manufacturer Megadata
Model 700
Introduced May, 1977
Introductory Price $9,550
Interfaces RS-232C,
Baud Rates 150-9600, 38400

The Megadata 700 terminal was introduced in May, 1977 at a price of $5,990.[1][2] It can emulate any five terminal protocols that can fit in its 12K programmable ROM.


  • 12-bit mircoprocessor
  • supports IBM Binary Synchronous Communication (BSC)
  • supports IBM Synchronous Data Link Control (SDLC)
  • 126-key keyboard with up to 71 function keys and 12 status keys with audible alarms
  • printer interface
  • options:
    • additional memory section
    • floppy disks
    • other peripherals
  • system diagnostics perform tests of disk operation, terminal memory and communications functions


  1. "Megadata Introduces Universal Emulator Terminal", Computerworld, May 2, 1977, pg. 39
  2. Terminals at NCC, Megadata, Computerworld, June 6, 1977, pg. P/29