Research, Inc. was founded in 1952, developing infrared-based heating systems for the aerospace industry. From the 1970s, their Teleray Division produced several models of text terminals including the Model 16, pictured left. Some of these models had behavioural glitches that required special workarounds in the terminal capability database termcap, earning them the alternative name “Telerat”, defined in the Jargon File as “a line of extremely losing terminals”.
Research Inc. stopped making terminals some time in the 1990s and, after some restructuring in 2001, now concentrates on supplying precise heating equipment for the plastics and rubber industries. They have a website, www.researchinc.com.