Videx

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Videx, Inc., is a Corvallis, Oregon, manufacturer of computer hardware such as access control products and data collection terminals. Its initial success came with the first release of the $345 Videoterm (80 column) display card[1] in March 1980 and the $149 shift and custom keyboard mapping Enhancer II terminal card in November 1981, both for Apple II computers.[2] Later, in 1984, it released its $379 UltraTerm expansion card boasting high-definition 96-pixel characters and up to 128 x 32 character display.[3] These products became obsolete when Apple released the Apple IIe with most of the 80-column card hardware built-in - only a much simpler and cheaper RAM card was then required.

Videx also produced software, including Desktop Calendar for the Apple Lisa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ White, Curtis; Aldrich, Darrell (November 1982). "Videx Videoterm, Installation and Operation Manual". 
  2. ^ Warren, Carl (June 1982). "Computer Bits, New Boards Work - and Play - Hard" (PDF). Popular Electronics. Retrieved 27 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Mar, Jerry (September 1984). "Videx Ultraterm; high fidelity display for Apple". Creative Computing. Retrieved 27 May 2016.