The AV Terminal was the first B&O remote control unit that could control audio and video sources. This was an important step forward, and started the process that ended in just one common control language and one type of remote control unit being common across the range. The AV Terminal could control all the main functions of the televisions and audio systems that would normally have been used with the separate A and V terminals, though for specialist operation of certain functions (e.g. teletext printer) the individual terminal would still be needed. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.
The AV Terminal was a little larger that the A Terminal and V Terminal, and the Beolink 1000 that followed it. The extra length housed the “audio” and “video” selector keys and a LCD pointer display to show which mode was in use. Refinements in the software later made this complication unnecessary, so these keys and display were not fitted to the AV Terminal’s replacement, the Beolink 1000. Text copyright © Beocentral. Unauthorised reproduction prohibited.