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

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
Object Name
electronic calculator
electronic calculator system
date made
2006
maker
Texas Instruments
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
place made
China
ID Number
2007.0179.04
accession number
2007.0179
catalog number
2007.0179.04
See more items in
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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