This device was used for data capture and transfer in commercial and industrial applications. With its 16-bits processor, 2 MB of memory and room for two 128KB flash memory modules (called 'solid state disks') it was more than just a terminal. Its 240 x 160 pixels backlit LCD screen could accomodate a simple graphical user interface, or could be used as a text oriented screen for local programming, calculations, and on-line terminal operation. Our Workabout has a RS232C connection for the last named purpose. Oddly, it has an alphabetic (rather than QWERTY) keyboard. Power comes from a pair of AA batteries.
The user manual is available for download (pdf 11 MB).