The Alcyane had a very powerful basic for files managing called Alcybase. It could use a specific version of APL. It was possible to network 2 to 4 computers together.
The manufacturer was MATRA DATASYSTEM (until 1986)
These computers where mainly sold with 10 MB removable 12" hard disks from CII Honneywell Bull.
A multi-user system was also released, called A10.
Jean Pierre Bouhot was one of the founders of MBC. The C letter came from COTTIN who went into partnership with Bouhot.
Initial planned company name was MBI, anagram of IBM with the slogan "L'informatique à l'envers" (computing backwards).
Bouhot also created the French magazine "L'informatique professionnelle" which is still alive and is now property of Gartner Group through his 1997 aquisition of "Bouhot & Le Gendre" consulting French Cie.
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