@jk I distantly remember around 1985-/7 seeing similar terminals to these in use at banks - in particular the TSB, in contrast to today, it was viewed as both reliable and technologically advanced!
I expect they were possibly being used as mainframe terminals and the unusual screen size meant they did not take up excessive space (it could be a similar custom built terminal using the same monitor, as Datapoint had a big presence in UK and a base in London then)
@vfrmedia i think datapoint had a line of terminals with similar physical construction but different innards, and i've also seen some with different branding/aesthetics, especially as i think they even built terminals that were branded as made by DEC (!)
@vfrmedia i suppose in an emerging market like "video terminals in the early 70s" it makes sense that someone like DEC would want as many "DEC-branded" (but not necessarily DEC-designed or manufactured) products on the market as possible to establish the brand in that sector
@jk they had HP branding too. I lived in Reading for much of my youth, where both DEC and HP also had corporate headquarters, though literally until I (briefly) attended University from 1990-1992 terminals were hidden well away from young folk like me (as we might be heckers)- and the ones in the Uni labs were Taiwanese clones of the VT100/220 etc.
(still a lot of VAX/VMS boxen in use there, MS Powershell reminds me a lot of that OS (perhaps not a coincidence?))
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