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94/99/1 D-Cart studio control unit case, power pack, adaptor and keyboard cord, plastic/metal, d. Design and Industry Pty Ltd, m. AWA, Sydney, Australia, 1994. Click to enlarge.

D-Cart studio control unit case, power pack, adaptor and keyboard cord, plastic/metal, d. Design and Industry Pty Ltd, m. AWA, Sydney, Australia, 1994

Designed
D-Cart studio control unit, power pack, adaptor and keyboard cord, plastic/metal, d. Design and Industry Pty Ltd, m. AWA, Sydney, Australia, 1994.

Control unit with made of moulded light grey plastic with a stippled bar along curved edge. At the rear are two sockets, one for power cord and the other for a computer cable. There are four sets of controls, three of which are keypads with dark blue rubber keys. From the left, the first set of controls are four square keys marked F6, F7, F8 and F9, below these is a 3 X 4 array of round buttons marked with various codes. Next there are five keys marked F10/A to F14/E with a 5 X 5 array of numbered buttons. At the top right are 4 arrow keys and page up and page down keys. Also on the right is a plastic jogger wheet with arrow LED indicators and a toggle switch with an LED indicator.
The power pack is a Multi-/voltage/BATTERY/ELIMINATOR with a black metal casing a two prongs, sticky tape holds the variable swith at 12V. It has a black and white plastic covered cord with a small one plug socket at the end.
The adaptor is a small box with a grey plastic caisng with 2 sockets on opposite sides, printed on top D-CART/SCUMK.11 INTERFACE/COM1/2/PORT/DEMULTIPLIER. 12 VDC 500MA/SCU.
The keyboard cord is a light grey plastic covered springy cord with a clear plastic plug at each end.

Summary

Object No.

94/99/1

Object Statement

D-Cart studio control unit case, power pack, adaptor and keyboard cord, plastic/metal, d. Design and Industry Pty Ltd, m. AWA, Sydney, Australia, 1994

Physical Description

D-Cart studio control unit, power pack, adaptor and keyboard cord, plastic/metal, d. Design and Industry Pty Ltd, m. AWA, Sydney, Australia, 1994.

Control unit with made of moulded light grey plastic with a stippled bar along curved edge. At the rear are two sockets, one for power cord and the other for a computer cable. There are four sets of controls, three of which are keypads with dark blue rubber keys. From the left, the first set of controls are four square keys marked F6, F7, F8 and F9, below these is a 3 X 4 array of round buttons marked with various codes. Next there are five keys marked F10/A to F14/E with a 5 X 5 array of numbered buttons. At the top right are 4 arrow keys and page up and page down keys. Also on the right is a plastic jogger wheet with arrow LED indicators and a toggle switch with an LED indicator.
The power pack is a Multi-/voltage/BATTERY/ELIMINATOR with a black metal casing a two prongs, sticky tape holds the variable swith at 12V. It has a black and white plastic covered cord with a small one plug socket at the end.
The adaptor is a small box with a grey plastic caisng with 2 sockets on opposite sides, printed on top D-CART/SCUMK.11 INTERFACE/COM1/2/PORT/DEMULTIPLIER. 12 VDC 500MA/SCU.
The keyboard cord is a light grey plastic covered springy cord with a clear plastic plug at each end.

Marks

On control unit: Impressed in the casing under the sockets: COMMS. REMOTE. White label stuck to bottom: D-CART/STUDIO CONTROL/MODEL - MARK2. ABC/RADIO with logo/MADE IN AUSTRALIA/Serial No 0080. T/4/AWA. 04. Handwritten on a white paper post-it: LEDS-ON/Firmware installed/Unit lights up/but will not/function fully. (Post-it on blue file). On power pack: Sticker: Multi-/voltage/BATTERY/ELIMINATOR. Dick Smith Electronics. Blue sticker stuck to the side: D-CART. On the adaptor: Printed on top: D-CART/SCUMK.II INTERFACE/COM1/2/PORT/DEMULTIPLIER. 12 VDC 500MA/SCU. Makers plate on bottom: D-CART/TYPE NO 1890288/SER NO AA0063/AWA Limited AUSTRALIA. Stamped on bottom: T/4/AWA.

Production

Notes

Very few units are made and sold, so the cost of tooling up is hard to recoup. The D-CART customer pays tens of thousands of dollars, and expects a modern looking, purpose built package. This also helps differentiate D-CART from other computer input devices. The internal parts are designed by the ABC Design and Development Department, headed by Mr Spencer Lieng. Earlier versions were designed by Paul Kirk Electronics.

History

Notes

D-CART Marketing had this display case made up for promotional purposes.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of ABC D-CART Marketing

Acquisition Date

28 April 1994

Cite this Object

Harvard

D-Cart studio control unit case, power pack, adaptor and keyboard cord, plastic/metal, d. Design and Industry Pty Ltd, m. AWA, Sydney, Australia, 1994 2020, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 November 2020, <https://ma.as/141975>

Wikipedia

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