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. Is partially housed in a carboard sleeve (unknown if original packaging).
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 / RoboSOLID / SECURITY KEY V-1 / SERIAL No. / UK 1029 / ROBO / SYSTEMS / Computer Aided Design / SERIAL PORT RS232C / CONNECT TO PLOTTER / OR INPUT DEVICE" On top of ribbon cable connector on case: "[Logo] SL M46 / [Logos]" On top of connector at end of ribbon cable: "[Logo] SL M49 / [Logos]"
Type of item
295 cm (Length), 67 cm (Width), 21 cm (Height)
with ribbon cable and connector