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SOLID STATE TECHNOLOGY
Athena

Little is known about this obscure professional computer.

The Athena used a true multi-tasking OS that enabled single keystroke application switching. It also incorporated intelligent distributed multiprocessing into perpherial interfaces.

The machine and OS were developed by an MIT graduate and conceived by Solid State Technology from Boston. The Athena is based on a 8085 Intel chipset. Sold with a monochrome monitor and 5.25'' disk drives (320 KB each), it has also a printer (150 characters/s, 80 col.) built-in the case.

Several programming languages were available : compiled BASIC, COBOL, FORTRAN, PASCAL and APL.

Fewer than one thousand of these machines were produced. The company never gained viability.

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.
NAME  Athena
MANUFACTURER  Solid State Technology
TYPE  Professional Computer
ORIGIN  U.S.A.
YEAR  ? 1979
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  Unknown
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke keyboard
CPU  Intel 8085
SPEED  Unknown
CO-PROCESSOR  Unknown
RAM  Unknown
VRAM  Unknown
ROM  Unknown
TEXT MODES  Unknown
GRAPHIC MODES  Unknown
COLORS  Unknown
SOUND  Unknown
SIZE / WEIGHT  Unknown
I/O PORTS  Unknown
BUILT IN MEDIA  5.25'' disk drives (320 KB)
OS  Unknown
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in power supply
PERIPHERALS  Unknown
PRICE  35000 FF HT (France, 1980)

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