578Re: [midatlanticretro] IBM Series I wrap up
- May 26, 2005Bill,
"asynch card" is IBMese for a serial port. Any serial port will do. If the PC
end is a 9-pin, then you will need a 9-pin to 25-pin adapter. These were very
common in the days of analog (dial-up) modems. Next you need to know how the
ports on the Series 1 are wired. I would expect them to be wired the same as
a 25-pin PC and thus you will need a null-modem cable/adapter to cross the
appropriate pairs. Hopefully your manuals have the pin-outs for the serial
ports on the Series 1.
Last you need a terminal emulator for the PC that can make the PC pretend to
be a 3101. There were so many terminal programs back in the DOS days that I
can't think of any right now. After sitting and looking at the screen, I
remembered Procomm. This was a shareware program from the 80's that might
speak 3101. Is the PC going to be running DOS? I must have some of these
programs archived on tape somewhere...
--- billdeg@... wrote:
> I thought I'd wrap up the discussion about the IBM Series I. Thank you
> the information received from members of this group.
> I spoke with a former IBM salesperson at length again about using the
> 1. He used to sell them, but he was not a tech. He said that most of the
> time they sold 3101 monitors, which are ASCII. He said that using a PC
> with a
> asynch card would do the trick. I am sure that I can find the exact card
> part number in my documentation. Once I find it I will make another post
> request one for trade), and perhaps some pictures.
> That's it.
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