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First post, by RetroSpector78

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Hi, I'm trying to figure out what this Peacock CTM 9532 SMP is all about, and how I can somehow interact with it.

It comes with a tapestreamer and 2 1GB scsi hard drives.

Someone was already kind enough to find this info on the server : http://www.cc-computerarchiv.de/CC-Archiv/edv … zXpKI37u7Th39dw

I tried hooking up a serial cable to the terminal (serial) port and tried different baudrates / settings but nothing comes up. (as there is no video output or keyboard input). I have no idea what the other 3 female DB9 ports are. The other port appears to be a printer port

I've taken some additional detailed photos of the cards inside this thing here : https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5p4yl7funwgpm69/AA … ayMGm4jwma?dl=0

If anyone has any ideas what I could do with it feel free to let me know.

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Reply 1 of 6, by Horun

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found these that describe it a bit more:
http://www.cc-computerarchiv.de/CC-Archiv/edv … -itos-7_92.html
http://www.horniger.de/computer/ctm/index.html
sounds like it runs AIX and you need CTM 95 WS-BK terminals.

Hate posting a reply and have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor. 🤣

Reply 2 of 6, by eisapc

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If it has 68030 CPUs it will not run AIX, even if the 3 position keylock, the yellow reset button and the LED display look pretty much like an IBM RS/6000.
you should be able to connect some serial terminal or PC with terminal emulation software like terraterm to the COM port if there is still an UNIX-like OS installed. If you can post pictures of inside and back, identification may be easier.
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Reply 3 of 6, by HanJammer

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Definitely needs a terminal. Keep in mind RS232 is not the only kind of standard for hooking up terminals.

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Reply 4 of 6, by RetroSpector78

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eisapc wrote:

If you can post pictures of inside and back, identification may be easier.
eisapc

I added a dropbox link in the original post with some higher res pictures (uploading a large amount of pictures here is not that convenient).

Reply 5 of 6, by RetroSpector78

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HanJammer wrote:

Definitely needs a terminal. Keep in mind RS232 is not the only kind of standard for hooking up terminals.

I was expecting to see "something" on the serial port, but nothing came up (tried different baud rates / flow controls / settings). Even if it cannot interpret the data, or a specific terminal is needed I should be able to see garbage (bytes on the RX/TX pins).

I was using a null-modem cable (db9 serial 2x female) between the serial port of the Peacock and a windows machine. I used Win98 hyperterminal to connect via the COM port. I also tried it on my macbook using an usb -> serial adapter with the null modem in between. But nothing shows up.

Reply 6 of 6, by HanJammer

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I wouldn't assue it's standard RS232. Even today devices using serial connection and DB9 plugs but they won't really work without propertiary cables and such... I would test it with logic state analyzer first, just to avoid damage.
Contacting this guy who has the website mentioned above seems like the best thing to do (icke@horniger.de), also this guy: https://www.youtube.com/user/bytebender/videos seems to have a collection of working ComputerTechnik Mueller stuff.

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