Facit Terminal 4440 30M-F1
In Sweden it was used in tax offices, because of its
useful features. Main feature of Facit Twist or Facit 4440 was its
screen which could be rotated 90 degrees to portrait orientation
allowing 72 line display at 80 columns. Screen was white, with good
contrast and flicker-free. It was useful with table
comparison and data managenemt.
Twist was a good Swedish machine, rigid and reliable. Casing was made of alluminium alloy painted white and brown. Mainboard was located on the back side, and rear part of case was acting as a huge heatsink.
|Display:||Monochrome white CRT|
|Keyboard:||Dedicated, 5-pin DIN plug,
|Main port:||Serial (2400bps?)|
|Additional ports:||Serial for printer|
4440 used quite complex software which performed a POST before start.
My unit shows keyboard error. I don't know its exact source, but they
weren't popular in Poland so I think it came with electronic junk bought
cheaper than recycling, from Western Europe. in Poland, purchasing old
equipment from Germany or western EU countries was popular in 2004-2010.
The unit hsa few ROMs. There's one 2732 ROM which drives display circuitry, 2 character ROMs, one 2716 "codes ROM" which driven keyboard mechanisms, and finally 3 OS ROMs, which contain all terminal functions.
http://web.archive.org/web/20070217002448/http://www2.lut.fi/atk/images/index.html - In Finnish Museum
http://hack.org/mc/computers.html - Author mentions this terminal as one of his equipment.
in Europeana collections