CIT-101 Video Terminal
The CIT-101 was a DEC VT-100 clone made by C. ITOH in Japan, this was not just a clone of the machine technically, it looked almost the same as the machine it copied.
It has dual ports on the rear of the machine, the top one for a printer terminal, and the bottom is the actual comm port, holding a combination of keys down switched between them.
Despite being a clone of the DC VT-100, technically the machines inside are rather different, and the keyboards are not compatible, it has been described as not so much a clone, but a superior implementation of the original.
The main benefit of the CIT-101 was price, being considerably cheaper than the DEC machine, it ran on the 8085 processor.
Our unit has serial number 832162729 and was manuafactured in August 1983
Manufacturer : C Itoh
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