Tandberg Vision 10 Reuse
The Tandberg Vision 10 video terminal system is an
endpoint from a very sophisticated ISDN
conferencing system. These were
in use until about 2005. They
are now being thrown
in the rubbish.
These machines are masterpieces of industrial
design. They both performed brilliantly
and looked like what
So what use are they now?
These machines have two elements that
are of significant utility.
First is the display element. This is a colour
RGB plus composite sync CRT display,
the equal of a Sony PVM-9045QM.
A fantastic PAL video
The second is an ideally placed colour PAL CCD
camera with manual aperature
and focus control.
The Acorn BBC Model-B computer has a RGB plus
composite sync output that is directly
compatible with the Tandberg
It can be directly connected without any
buffering. It will simply work.
The video camera is fully compatible with all
PAL composite video equipment.
It is gorgeous.
The following photo gallery shows my retasking
of this machine as both Acorn monitor and
video camera while preserving its
WARNING: THERE ARE POTENTIALLY FATAL VOLTAGES
PRESENT IN THIS MACHINE. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO
DO THIS YOURSELF IF UNQUALIFIED.
Show these images to your tech or engineer
and they will be able to create
a fantastic RGB+S / PAL
camera for you.
Do not allow these machines to be cast away.
They remain useful. Composite video and
eight bit computers will always
be in use.