This first Alphatronic computer by the german company Triumph-Adler is targeted for the business and education. The main software applications were for management, billing, wordprocessing (TRENDTEXT), calculation, etc...
The Alphatronic uses the MOS (Micro Operating System) operating system.
There were in fact two models available: P1 and P2. The Alphatronic PC/P1 had one floppy drive, and the PC/P2 had two. The picture beside seems to be a PC/P2.
There was SKS/BASIC on Disc, startable by MOS directly. It was a pure Microsoft BASIC, comparable to GW-BASIC without Graphics.
There was a modified version of CP/M 2.2 for this machine, and for this you could get BASIC 80 and the Siemens Macro ASSEMBLER.
The native double disk-drives (160 KB each) could be replaced by higher capacity ones (785 KB each). A hard-disk (5 MB) was also available, as well as a memory expansion (64 KB).
I have an Alphatronic P2 and i need technical information and software for it. Do you have this machine yet? If you have it, could you help me, please? Obtaining information about these machines is very (impossible) in my country. Thank you very much.
Tuesday 14th April 2015
I have a twin floppy Triumph Adler in working condition that I purchased in 1980 as the IBM''s started to make them obsolete, I was still using it to a small extent in 1995 for weather satellite orbit prediction. My first computer training was on the Siemens R10/30 series which I believe was more or less a clone of the IBM360 with washing machine size 250MB drives. When I could get time on the Siemens machine I could write basic programs which I later transferred to the CP/M machine
Monday 6th January 2014
peter marchese (UK)
Alphatronic PC models P1/P2
END OF PRODUCTION
BUILT IN LANGUAGE
Basic 80, Fortran and Pascal delivered on disk
Full-stroke keyboard with numeric keypad
48 kb, upgradable to 64 kb
80 x 24
SIZE / WEIGHT
V24/RS232c, IEEE48 port
BUILT IN MEDIA
2 x 5''1/4 disk-drives (160 kb each)
MOS (Micro Operating System)
Memory expansion (64k), 2 alternative disk-drives (785kb each), Hard-disk (5Mb)