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First post, by brostenen

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So, I recieved the "Unisys Personal Workstation MPI 4253" machine today, opened it in order to get a closer look at that unidentified ISA card that are in Slot2. And I have absolutely no idea on to what it is at this moment. The connectors are two 15-Pin. One male, one female.

The card are produced in Denmark, and is from Dataco A/S... Hmmm... Danish hardware. Most likely an I/O-Card of some sort. Do any here know what this card is? I have taken three pictures of this card, and attached them.

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Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

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Reply 2 of 7, by h-a-l-9000

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A NIC:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_Lance_Am7990

Edit: With some own intelligence:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitachi_HD64180

Thus it's more than a simple NE2000-alike.

1+1=10

Reply 3 of 7, by brostenen

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Thanks....
Must be a token ring of some sort. Hmmm... Why the male and female connectors then?
Just strange that the seller had a 3-Com NIC card in this too.

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

My blog: http://to9xct.blogspot.dk

001100 010010 011110 100001 101101 110011

Jah ich will trynen... Die Leute wie macht scheisse in dem Grünen.

Reply 6 of 7, by keenerb

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http://www.exintel.dk/history.htm

Dataco ScaNet adapter?

Looks like it. ScaNet also offered a DES encryption option according to https://goo.gl/apXeLI

The connectors were proprietary and could support several external modules for various networks. Neat card.

Or maybe those are twinax interfaces?

Reply 7 of 7, by brostenen

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Yeah.... That encryption option baffles me too. I have been discussing this on G+ as well. Seems like it is just an old NIC that can be used in some sort of secure enviroment.

That's all I can figure out.

Don't eat stuff off a 15 year old never cleaned cpu cooler.
Those cakes make you sick....

My blog: http://to9xct.blogspot.dk

001100 010010 011110 100001 101101 110011

Jah ich will trynen... Die Leute wie macht scheisse in dem Grünen.