Digital MicroVAX 3100

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The MicroVAX was a family of low-end minicomputers developed and manufactured by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). The first model, the MicroVAX I, was introduced in 1984. The MicroVAX family used processors that implemented the VAX instruction set architecture (ISA) and was succeeded by the VAX 4000.

The MicroVAX 3100 Series was introduced in 1987. These systems were all packaged in a desktop enclosure.

MicroVAX 3100 systems offer enhanced distributed computing capabilities and flexibility. They support more than 10,000 commercial and technical applications across local or wide area networks.  MicroVAX 3100 systems support add-on synchronous options for wide area communications and asynchronous options, including modem options for terminal and printer connections. Networking allows communications in a variety of environments.  PC clients based on MS-DOS, OS/2, and Macintosh can be connected to the MicroVAX 3100 system, enabling the entire business to share information. Digital's advanced client/server computing, based on NAS (Network Application Support), delivers a wide range of solutions to help integrate desktop workstations and PCs.

Our unit has a model number of: DV-31BTI-A and a serial number of AY02100839 and  is complete with Digital VT420 monitor, Digital RZ-55-F3 SCSI drive unit, and Digital keyboard LK401-AA Rev A02.

All were very kindly donated By Peter Salt.

Manufacturer: Digital
Date: 1987

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Digital MicroVAX 3100 Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
MicroVAX Handbook digital software 1 Jan 1984
DEC MicroVAX Hardware Information digital software 1 Jan 1985
MicroVMS Installation & Operations Guide: VAXstation I, II and MicroVAX I, II digital software 1 Jun 1987
Digital - Workstations and MicroVAX 2000 Network Guide Digital Oct 1987
Digital - Guide to Using VMS Digital Apr 1988
MicroVAX 3100 Instruction Manual 6 May 1996

Digital MicroVAX 3100 Articles:

Item Manufacturer Date
Memories - Me and My Toys Jun 2009

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH10535. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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