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Dumb Terminal

A dumb terminal is a monitor that does not operate on its own and depends on a host computer for processing. This type of terminal has limited features and little to no processing power. It acts as an input/output device when connected directly to a processor or through a network.

What Small and Midsize Businesses Need to Know About Dumb Terminal

Historically, dumb terminals are the most basic electronic hardware that usually require a mouse and keyboard to input data. Nowadays, smart terminals such as ATMs and point-of-purchase machines have replaced dumb terminals due to higher processing power. SMBs that use with a few computers can use dumb terminals to allow access to multiple users. As a multiuser system, a dumb terminal can be a more cost-effective alternative.

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