The TeleVideo Model 910 terminal was made by TeleVideo. The Model 910 operates in a conversation mode with your computer system, in either half or full duplex. Baud rates can be set at any of 15 speeds, from 50 to 19,200. Depending on switch settings, the 910 will emulate a Lear Siegler ADM-3A/5, a Hazeltine 1410, or an ADDS 25.
The keyboard mechanism contains Futaba MD series switches. The feel of this particular keyboard is very stiff compared to The TeleVideo 950 with similar key switches. Of note is that this keyboard mechanism has no logic on the circuit board that the key switches reside on as opposed to the TeleVideo 950 with logic on the separate keyboard.
This keyboard mechanism connects to the main logic board of the terminal via a ribbon cable.
The TeleVideo 910 terminal was first introduced in May, 1981 at a price of $699
- four switchable character fonts
- five independently controlled video attributes
- uses the same case and keyboard as the TeleVideo 912 and TeleVideo 920
TeleVideo Corporation was a U.S. company that achieved its peak of success in the early 1980s producing computer terminals. TeleVideo was founded in 1975 by K. Philip Hwang, a Utah State University, Hanyang University graduate born in South Korea who had run a business producing CRT monitors for arcade games since 1975. The company was headquartered in San Jose, California.
TeleVideo’s terminal protocol was popular in the early days of microcomputers and was widely supported by applications as well as terminal emulators (often referred to as “TeleVideo 925 emulation”).
TeleVideo also built CP/M-compatible 8-bit desktop and portable personal computers based on the Z80 processor. Up to sixteen of these machines could be connected to proprietary multi-user systems through serial interfaces. In April 1983, TeleVideo introduced an MS-DOS 2.0-compatible personal computer based on the Intel 8088. This was introduced as the Model TS-1603 and included 128 KB RAM (expandable up to 256 KB), integrated monitor, modem and keyboard. The Model TS-1603 ran both TeleVideo PC DOS 2.0 and CP/M-86 1.1.
The company later turned to manufacturing Windows-compatible thin client computers, but eventually sold this business line to Neoware in October 2005. The latter was subsequently taken over by Hewlett-Packard in 2007.
On March 14, 2006, TeleVideo, Inc. filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.
After more than 35 years in business and with millions of terminals sold worldwide, TeleVideo discontinued the manufacturing and sales of all terminal products as of September 30, 2011.