What isvideotex

Videotex was an early attempt at interactive news, banking, and shopping information delivery in the 1970s, but was largely unsuccessful outside of France and never gained traction in the United States. The system utilized a TV set-top box and a keyboard to transmit data over the phone line, with pre-made frames and minimal graphics that could be selected from a menu.

What is Videotex?

Videotex was an early attempt at interactive information delivery through television sets. It was pioneered in the 1970s and utilized a TV set-top box and a keyboard. The data was transmitted over a phone line and pre-made frames with minimal graphics could be selected from a menu.

What were the early initiatives of Videotex?

The early initiatives of Videotex included providing interactive news, banking, and shopping information delivery. Several trials were conducted, but the service was largely unsuccessful outside of France and never gained traction in the United States.

How did Videotex work?

To use Videotex, a TV set-top box and a keyboard were required. Data was transmitted over the phone line and stored in the box as pre-made frames with minimal graphics. Users could select from a menu of options to access information such as news and shopping.

Videotex was an early attempt at delivering interactive information through television sets. Though it never gained much popularity outside of France, it paved the way for other advancements in technology and set the groundwork for future interactive delivery systems.

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