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The VT100 is a video " title="Computer terminal">terminal made by " title="Digital Equipment Corporation">Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) which became the de facto standard used by terminal emulators. It was introduced in August 1978, following its predecessor, the VT52, and communicated with its " title="Host">host system over serial lines using the " title="ASCII">ASCII character set and control sequences (aka escape sequences) standardized by ANSI. In 1983, the VT100 was replaced by the more powerful VT200 series terminals such as the " title="VT220">VT220.

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