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150

Peerless was a company that was started by some of the former employees of AM International - Jacquard.

Peerless built a computer and 4 terminal control boards that would run Jacquard's OS. The computer was compact very much like the pc towers that we have now.

This very good system ran all the software that were written for the Jacquard, but it was very pricey, 20-30 thousand dollars just for the base unit...

That was about the time IBM PC came out , the PC doomed the Peerless and the Jacquard systems. Peerless did come out with a board that allowed a PC to run as a Peerless Jacquard terminal over Arcnet network.

NASA bought a lot of these peerless systems to replace the numerous Jacquard systems that they had, mainly for word processing.

The peerless was a good replacement for the Jacquard system but by the time it was coming out when the market was moving to the IBM PC.

Thanks to Randy Larson for information and pictures.

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.

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Once i see this computer in one of ours antiques :)

          
Thursday 21st April 2005
linkman (Slovak republic)

 

NAME  150
MANUFACTURER  Peerless
TYPE  Professional Computer
ORIGIN  U.S.A.
YEAR  1982
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  None
KEYBOARD  Full stroke keyboard
CPU  Unknown
SPEED  Unknown
CO-PROCESSOR  Unknown
RAM  Unknown
TEXT MODES  80 chars x 25 lines
GRAPHIC MODES  None
COLORS  Monochrome
SOUND  Beeper
SIZE / WEIGHT  Unknown
I/O PORTS  Unknown
OS  Jacquard proprietary DOS
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in power supply unit
PRICE  $20.000 to $30.000


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