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    what is this for? [picture]

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    Hi all, a friend of mine has just taken on an office and wondered if we should rip this out.

    I notice one end is BNC and the other??? some kind of square terminal.

    could this be used for an old type of terminal computer system?

    The only use I can think of is if he wanted to use the connectors for a CCTV system.

    thanks
    Andydis

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    Have you traced any of the connections to check it is dead / not used?

    We are suspecting its some form of terminal / main frame system but always worth checking as you never know!

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    Hi john,

    they are all dead.
    Each other room has 1 or 2 of them in with number, ( like you would find with cat5 cabling going back to a patch panel).
    just interesting really, wonder how long this has been there.

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    the top half is early token ring, if that helps any.

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    thanks Simon, I have heard of token ring before but never seen it.

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    About the only "fun" thing you can do with those now is pull the adaptors off and notice how they will plug into each other as they are hermaphroditic

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