dumb terminal


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dumb terminal

n.
A terminal that has no internal microprocessor and thus no processing power independent of its host computer.

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When AAFES originally replaced its classic cash registers with RPOS terminals, it chose the NCR 1255, basically a dumb terminal networked to a central in-store processor.
In any case, it's a diskless computer, he points out, rather than a dumb terminal.
It used to be that point-of-care technology more or less meant a dumb terminal in the vicinity of the bedside, or an awkward wall-mounted device for recording vital signs only.
Tenders are invited for Supply And Installation Of Dumb Terminal With 15.
With the cost of T1s moderating in CB&T's locale, Baker says, it was clear there would be benefits, despite the costs of abandoning some dumb terminal equipment that wouldn't work with the T1s.
Tenders are invited for Thin Client Version Of Dumb Terminal With Key Board , Make: Breeze Or Similar.
Tellers began transactions operating from one dumb terminal, and gathered necessary member background and institution information from another shared terminal.
There was always the possibility of frying the IBMs, too--a chargeoff of $1000 for a dumb terminal, $5000 for a PC.
Having previously relied on a peer-to-peer PC network and a Lucent System 25 PBX, the dealership needed separate wiring for each phone, PC, and dumb terminal used to access the dealership's ADP mainframe system, resulting in unsightly tangles of cord at each desk.
General purpose computer applications will begin to look more like color television than teletype machines, more like CNN than dumb terminal devices.
Tenders are invited for Dumb Terminal With Key Board, Technical Specification As Per Annexure
The browser-based, "thin client" technology enables on-site and off-site live agents to access all customer information in the Enablx CTM database with little more than a standard web browser and operating system installed on a dumb terminal.