Alternative Name(s): Dongle
Security Key, also known as a 'Dongle' manufactured for/by Robo Systems, Computer Aided Design. A dongle is a hardware device that plugs into the serial or USB port of a computer to ensure that only authorized users can use certain software applications. Generally they are used with expensive, high-end software programs.
The main body of the object is flat and rectangular in shape. It has a an interface attachment on the bottom of the object and a cable running from the top, on the end of which is a second interface connector.
Donation from Mr David Beech, 02/04/2002
Robo Systems, 1986-1987
Mastering CAD with the Robo Systems CAD-2. Accessed 21 March 2013. http://books.google.com.au/books/about/Mastering_CAD_with_the_Robo_Systems_CAD.html?id=W4ApAQAAMAAJ&redir_esc=y
On top of case: "CONNECT TO / COMPUTER PORT / SECURITY KEY V2 / SERIAL No. UK00960 / ROBO / SYSTEMS/ Computer Aided Design / SERIAL PORT RS232C / CONNECT TO PLOTTER / OR INPUT DEVICE" On ribbon cable connector on case: " f M46-26 5" On connector at end of ribbon cable: "FLEXICON / M49 / 25-S"
Type of item
295 mm (Length), 67 mm (Width), 21 mm (Height)
with ribbon cable and connector