Texas Instruments TI-Navigator System, Wireless Network for Electronic Calculators

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Description
By 2007 Texas Instruments calculators were used primarily in classrooms, often in conjunction with computers. The Navigator Learning System, copyrighted in 2004, linked individual student calculators wirelessly to a teacher’s computer. It included four network hubs, four network connectors (each of which could connect to four calculators), a charging bay, a charging bay power adapter AC9940, a network hub power adapter, sixteen TI-Navigator seventy-two-inch input/output cables, and four network hub clamps. A mark on one of the hubs reads: S/N:206 1041298 (/) MAC: 00093700A152 DATE:S-0706A. Another mark reads: MADE IN CHINA.
A sheet in French, Spanish, and English gives electrical information and a warranty. A leaflet describes radio frequency interference. A booklet describes the license agreement. The hub and charging bays are marked: MADE IN CHINA. A mark on the box reads: Made in Taiwan.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
2006
maker
Texas Instruments
place made
China
Physical Description
plastic (cases; cable covers material)
metal (circuitry material)
paper (box; documents material)
Measurements
box: 7 1/2 in x 19 in x 15 in; 19.05 cm x 48.26 cm x 38.1 cm
ID Number
2007.0179.04
accession number
2007.0179
catalog number
2007.0179.04
Credit Line
Gift of Texas Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Handheld Electronic Calculators
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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