This video provides an overview of IRATA.ONLINE, and what makes it unique from other systems, such as BBSes.
Thom goes through the process of using PTERM to connect to the service, logging onto the service, showing the menu system, how to use notes, TERM-talk, the TUTOR development environment, and other unique features.
The video ends with a small segment on using an Atari 800, and the PLATO cartridge to connect to the service
ZX Spectrum users with Spectranet devices can easily use PLATOTerm to access PLATO services such as IRATA.ONLINE and CYBER1.ORG.
This video shows loading PLATOTerm directly from IRATA.ONLINE's TNFS server, and connecting to both IRATA.ONLINE and CYBER1.ORG, as well as using the help function to get more information on the special keys used by PLATO.
IRATA.ONLINE is a retro-computing on-line service that spans many different platforms. To this end, a new terminal, PLATOTerm has been written in C, and is being targeted to many different platforms, at the same time. Shown here is an example of many different 8-bit machines connecting to IRATA.ONLINE and using the teleconferencing screen share functionality built into PLATO. :)