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The DEC GT62 is a dynamic refresh graphics terminal system with local processing introduced in November, 1975 at a price of $47,500.  The GT62 is a combination of a PDP-11/10 minicomputer, a free-standing ASCII keyboard, provisions for communications links and the VS60 display subsystem.  The VS60 display subsystem was also made available for other PDP-11 minicomputers at a price of $38,800.<ref>[http://books.google.com/books?id=2otFgtEgfiEC&lpg=PA37&pg=PA37 "DEC Graphics System, Configuration Debut"], Computerworld, November 12, 1975</ref>
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| manufacturer = DEC
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| model = GT62
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| intro_year = 1975
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| intro_price = $47,500
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| display_size = 21-inch
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The {{PAGENAME}} is a dynamic refresh graphics terminal system with local processing introduced in November, 1975 at a price of $47,500.  The GT62 is a combination of a PDP-11/10 minicomputer, a free-standing ASCII keyboard, provisions for communications links and the VS60 display subsystem.  The VS60 display subsystem was also made available for other PDP-11 minicomputers at a price of $38,800.<ref>[http://books.google.com/books?id=2otFgtEgfiEC&lpg=PA37&pg=PA37 "DEC Graphics System, Configuration Debut"], Computerworld, November 12, 1975</ref>
  
 
In February, 1977 the GT62 was upgraded by replacing the PDP-11/10 processor with a PDP-11/34 with 16K words of MOS memory, ROM bootstrap and real-time clock.  A dual floppy disk unit is provided for diagnostics as well as stand-alone operation.  The upgraded GT62 can drive two independent CRTs and was listed at a price of $55,000.
 
In February, 1977 the GT62 was upgraded by replacing the PDP-11/10 processor with a PDP-11/34 with 16K words of MOS memory, ROM bootstrap and real-time clock.  A dual floppy disk unit is provided for diagnostics as well as stand-alone operation.  The upgraded GT62 can drive two independent CRTs and was listed at a price of $55,000.
  
 
Features:
 
Features:
* 21-inch CRT
 
 
* light pen
 
* light pen
 
* local processing on PDP-11/10
 
* local processing on PDP-11/10

Revision as of 03:41, 27 March 2012

DEC GT62
Manufacturer DEC
Model GT62
Lifetime
Introduced November, 1975
Introductory Price $47,500
Display
Size 21-inch

The DEC GT62 is a dynamic refresh graphics terminal system with local processing introduced in November, 1975 at a price of $47,500. The GT62 is a combination of a PDP-11/10 minicomputer, a free-standing ASCII keyboard, provisions for communications links and the VS60 display subsystem. The VS60 display subsystem was also made available for other PDP-11 minicomputers at a price of $38,800.[1]

In February, 1977 the GT62 was upgraded by replacing the PDP-11/10 processor with a PDP-11/34 with 16K words of MOS memory, ROM bootstrap and real-time clock. A dual floppy disk unit is provided for diagnostics as well as stand-alone operation. The upgraded GT62 can drive two independent CRTs and was listed at a price of $55,000.

Features:

  • light pen
  • local processing on PDP-11/10
  • RT-11 and RSX-11 operating system support
  • FORTRAN graphics subroutine package

References

  1. "DEC Graphics System, Configuration Debut", Computerworld, November 12, 1975