The TELSTAR Viewdata System

The TELSTAR videotex system provides a viewdata/videotext platform similar to those that were prevalent during the 1980s such as Prestel.

The aim of the system is to provide a Viewdata experience for anyone who is interested in how things ‘used to be’. Services in the past typically provided access via the public switched telephone network (PSTN) connection and this is indeed how Telstar works, however, Telstar also makes use of a simple internet connection for modern internet modems.

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