Sure there was - in times of 'peripheral.wrap(side)' instead of 'component.get() and monitors instead of screens.
it's mentioned here: http://computercraft.info/wiki/Term_(API)
thought there is a solution that this would in the new version, too.
didn't play FTB for a long time but try to get used of it again.
nevertheless, thx for helping me out @Ta©ti Tac0Z
hm - could you explain this further?
thing is I'm programming a controller for a extreme reactor again - but the letters are too small to read it from below. Changing resolution results in less detailed display (eg for small lines)