I'm not too familiar with this model (though I'm aware of similar), but I can give you some basics that will help you.
First off, that ISN'T
a computer monitor like you find in a PC. It's a DATA TERMINAL screen. It doesn't use EGA/VGA or composite video input, instead it has internal character generation, and uses an RS232-c (serial) interface. The terminal should be using 9600 Baud for the serial speed and full duplex mode, so any standard serial port can communicate with this. The "TERMINAL" program that comes with MS windows is actually an emulation of the most common terminal screen; the DEC VT-100.
Unfortunately, I have no idea of the command set used for this. However I *might* be able to dig up something if you can tell me exactly what model terminal it is (should have a marking somewhere...).
So to answer one question: yeah, it *is* possible to use the screen (but not for true graphics / video
), but you may have to use an interface controller (depending on what you want to do). A serial port on a PC or an Arduino board should be enough to make the interface, and a fairly standard terminal configuration would be something like:
300 - 9600 Baud
8bit ASCII interface
No Parity (possibly space depending on terminal)
And software flow controll ( XON/XOFF )
Now as far as I'm aware, the "telephone type jack" you describe, is an 8 pin modular jack. I believe the pinouts are this:
1 - GROUND (same as pin 7)
2 - RESERVED (not connected)
3 - TX (Transmit Data - output
4 - DTRO (Data Terminal Ready - output
) < signal to terminal / modem that data is about to TX/RX data
5 - RXDO (Receive Data - input
6 - DCDO (Data Carrier Detect - input
) < signal from terminal / modem that device is ready to RX / TX data
7 - GROUND
8 - RESERVED (not connected)
These signals are RS232 compliant (Serial interface) and operate at 12V positive or negative.The port on the computer, with the clip-hole facing down, the pin at the far right is Pin 1
Hope that's of some use to you.