Tektronix 4051 Graphics System from 1975 Battlestar Galactica. The Tektronix 4051 was an innovative graphic computer based on the Motorola 6800 processor and direct view storage tube technology (DVST) with a resolution of 1024 x 780 pixels. It draws pictures with individual lines (vectors) from point to point instead of with little dots - pixels.
Because it is a storage tube, the screen does not have to be redrawn every 30th of a second. There are no "jaggies" and no flicker.
If you want highly detailed line drawings with real straight lines, it's great. This is the type of terminal that was used in the 1970s. It was seen whenever data was being entered or targeting scanners activated. The BASIC interpreter and Editor are included in ROM.It supports vector graphic commands on a BASIC interpreter. It integrates a DC300 tape drive and has a bus for an 8 floppy drive. An asynchronous RS-232, data communications interface is installed. It has a GPIB port (IEE488) and a Binary Program Loader. Plot 10 Terminal Control System User Manual. Plot 10 Terminal Control System, System Manual. Plot 50 Introduction to Programming in BASIC.
Plot 50 Introduction to Graphic Programming in BASIC. Binary Program Loader, Operators Manual. Reference Guide to 4051 BASIC. Tekniques Business Graphing and Reporting. Tekniques Data Acquisition and Analysis.Tekniques Supplementary Software and Services. The system weighs approximately 70 pounds and is 32" x 18" x 14. The item "Tektronix 4051 Graphics System from 1975 Battlestar Galactica" is in sale since Wednesday, June 12, 2019. This item is in the category "Computers/Tablets & Networking\Vintage Computing\Vintage Computers & Mainframes". The seller is "paseq520" and is located in Saratoga Springs, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.