Little is known about this system. Help welcomed !
I.S.T.C. (Informatic Systèmes TéléCom) was a french company which was selling imported computers from USA, like the Apple II or the Compucolor. So it wouldn't be surprising if the ISTC 5000 was also an imported system. But which one ? We have not found the answer yet...
It is a big system with a built-in 10'' amber display (80 x 25 characters) and one or two integrated 5.25'' disk-drives (143 KB or 403 KB formated).
Following software was available : Basic (delivered with the system), Macro Assembler, Extended Basic, Fortran IV ANSI, CP/M, Cobol, Pascal...
A 5500 model was also released a bit later (1980), with slightly better features (disk drives capacity : 1 MB each)...
We need more info about this computer ! If you designed, used, or have more info about this system,
please send us pictures or anything you might find useful.
I.S.T.C. (Informatic Systèmes Télécom)
BUILT IN LANGUAGE
Basic (on disk)
Full stroke keyboard with function keys and numeric keypad.
from 24 KB to 64 KB
80 x 24
Unknown, but built-in display is amber only.
SIZE / WEIGHT
Unknown (heavy !)
from 2 to 5 x S100 compatible expansion buses, RS232 connector
BUILT IN MEDIA
Model 5000: 1 or 2 x 5.25'' disk-drives (300 KB each) Model 5500: 1 or 2 x 5.25'' disk-drives (1 MB each)
Built-in power supply
Communication card, parallel printer, 20 MB hard-disk