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The Telenova Compis computer was designed to be used in swedish schools. It featured a 80186 cpu and used CP/M 86.

The name "compis" would be a synthesis of the word Computer and the swedish word "kompis", meaning Buddy or mate. It was also a shorting for 'computer i skolan' (computer in school).
The Compis was called Scandis in Norway.

There was a small speaker in the keyboard. On the later models (Compis II) the network identity and other setup-data of the computer were also stored in the keyboard.
Compis II was also capable of running MD-DOS. Some models only had one floppy drive. It had amber monochrome display while the first model had green on black.

Svenska Datorer AB (Swedish Computers AB) went bankrupt shortly after beginning the production of the compis. Further production was taken over by the state-owned Televerket´s company TeleNova that invested large amounts of money in the project.

The following languages were available on disk : Comal, Pascal, Fortran, Cobol.


Henrik Erlandsson's memories:
This was the computer I grew up with in college in Sweden. Like the Microbee from my high school years, it could be networked. I used that feature to program (in the excellent Pascal compiler, where you could insert assembler code) to my knowledge the first networked Tetris clone, called Fetris. (This was in 1986).
People competing against each other in the computer room caused a lot of loud screams and I remember it actually got some non-nerds hooked on these computers.

There was an excellent word processing package for the Compis which most of the students used for homework assignments. It used the special word processing shortcut keys placed around the arrow keys to great effect.
The computers were networked to a server with a 10 MB (Winchester?) harddisk, of which each student was allotted a 200kb workspace. Wow! :)

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NAME  Compis
TYPE  Professional Computer
ORIGIN  Sweden
YEAR  1985
KEYBOARD  Full-stroke separate keyboard with editing and numeric keypads. Built-in speaker and setup data's
CPU  Intel 80186
SPEED  8 Mhz
CO-PROCESSOR  82720 (Graphic), 8087(arithmetic coprocessor),
RAM  128 kb or 256 kb, expandable to 768 kb
ROM  Unknown
TEXT MODES  50 x 25, 80 x 25
GRAPHIC MODES  640 x 400 (color), 1280 x 800 (monochrome)
COLORS  Monochrom
SOUND  No sound...
I/O PORTS  2 x RS232C, Monitor, Tape-recorder, Keyboard, 2 x iSBX-bus, Centronics, Analogue In/Out, Network socket, Graphic expansion slot, floppy disk, light pen
BUILT IN MEDIA  Two 5.25'' disk-drives, optional 10 Mb / 60 Mb external hard-disk
POWER SUPPLY  Power supply unit is located in the monitor

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