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OLIVETTI  A5
Olivetti introduced a mainframe about 1960 which was called ELEA, then in 1965 the Programma 101 - which was probably the world's first real desktop computer. Then a little later they introduced the Audiotronic range of "office computers". The first was the A770, which was replaced by the A7. The A5 was the desktop version. The Olivetti Audit 5 or A5 was largely an electro mechanical computer. It printed via a golf ball typewritter mechanism at the astonishing speed of 16 character per second...
TRIUMPH ADLER  TA-1600
The TA 1600 system was introduced in 1983 at the CeBIT (which was only a part of the "Hannover-Messe" by that time). TA showed a few sample applications and the 1600 family in general. Triumph Adler's hardware included also the 1600/20-3 which was supplied with a permanent-swap-HDD-unit. This unit had a memory/storage capacity of 2 x 8 MB (Winchester technology). Triumph Adler said the system (the 1600) will fit the demand of medium-sized businesses, due to the facts that these companies w...
MIDWICH Microcontroller
Called the Midwich Microcontroller, this British computer was developped to provide a small desktop micro capable of running other equipment throug a variety of interface cards. In 1979 an Italian IC manufacturer designed and began to sell a single board micro system that could be expanded to a full system with a VDU, discs, etc. Called the Nanocomputer, it was manufactured by SGS Ates and one of the distributors in the UK was Midwich. The Nano was somewhat expensive and suffered from a numbe...
RADIONIC Model R1001
This is an extremly rare TRS-80 Model 1 clone, based on an other clone: The Komtek 1 (from Germany). It's equiped with a Level II basic and powered by a Zilog Z80 cpu. _________ Contributors : Incog...
BASF 7100
The BASF 7000 systems are professional computers from Germany. They seem to be based on the Microterm II Intelligent Terminal by Digi-Log Systems, Inc. There were several models in the 7000 serie....
PERTEC PCC 2000
PCC 2000 is a professional computer released in 1978. It was designed in 1978 by Pertec, the company which merged with MITS by the end of 1976. The PCC is conceived as a monobloc machine, where the display and two 8" floppy disk drives are built-in the main case. The mechanical keyboard offers separated numeric and editing keypads. The system is powered by an Intel 8085 microprocessor and offers 64 KB RAM. The whole thing was apparently delivered with an extended Basic language, which has...
TERTA TAP-34
TAP 34 is a self design of Terta company from Hungary. Primarily it was designed as a terminal for big computer systems but it was also able to process data alone. The main integrated circuits were assembled in the USSR and in Hungary by Tungsram, but several parts were imported from other countries. The built-in monitor was a DME-28 monochrome CRT made by Orion. This company was famous for its televisions in Hungary and the other KGST countries. The floppy drive attached to the compute...
MCM COMPUTERS  MCM 800
Based on the MCM 70 / 700 (see this entry for more info), the MCM 800 followed in 1976. It was faster, included 16 KB RAM (instead of 8 KB for the 700), and included the ability to drive an external monitor. Among other things, MCM 800s were used in one of the first french industrial network called Gixinet (along with ARCnet). This was a token-bus type network developped by the Gixi company....
IMLAC PDS-1
The Imlac PDS-1 is a graphical minicomputer made by Imlac Corporation (founded in 1968) of Needham, Massachusetts. The PDS-1 debuted in 1970 and is considered to be the predecessor of all later graphical minicomputers and modern computer workstations. The PDS-1 had a built-in display list processor and 4096 16-bit words of core RAM. The PDS-1 used a vector display processor for displaying vector graphics as opposed to the raster graphics of modern computer displays. The PDS-1 was often used with...
COMMODORE  C64 Golden Jubilee
Between 1984 (in the U.S.) and 1986 (in Germany), Commodore International celebrated the 1,000,000 machines sold mark in these respective countries by issuing special "Gold" editions of the Commodore C64. These machines were regular C64 models, except they were Golden-colored and fixed on a commemorative plate. The following information comes from Death Adder : Until December 1986, 1,000,000 Commodore 64s were sold in Germany. On this occasion, Commodore Buromaschinen GmbH (...

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IBM  PS/1
Please help us improve this description by sending us more info! The PS/1 was IBM's return to the home computing market. It was the successor to the IBM PCjr, although it was compatible with IBM's bussines systems. The PS/1 was a propriatary system at first, but standard components were used later on. The later models included "Rapid Resume" a standby feature. The system uses a LPX form factor (layout). Everything was built into the motherboard and had a four expansion slots of 16bit ISA b...
ATARI  1400 XL
The Atari 1400 XL has the same characteristics as the Atari 800/600 XL machines exept for some new features: a new custom chip called "FREDDY" which replaces the old discrete semiconductors & TTL chips of the 600/800 XL to manage the memory. It has a speech synthesizer chip (Votrax SC-01) and a built-in modem (Bell 103 compatible, 300 baud). Thus it was conceived as an enhanced version of the Atari 600XL and 800XL computers and was to be software and hardware c...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS 80 PC-4
The Tandy PC-4 Was a rebadged version of the Casio PB-100. Apart from the brand/model plate, the design and features was identical to the original Casio model....
ROBOTRON PC 1715
The Robotron 1715 was designed in Eastern Germany and manufactured by VEB Robotron Büromaschinenwerk "Ernst Thälmann" in Sömmerda. It was based on a Z80 CPU (in fact Eastern clone U880), and used SCP, a CP/M compatible operating system. It was widely used in Russia and other East European countries for office and educational purposes. Although it didn't stand the comparison with Western PC systems, it was a very robust and reliable system daily used by numerous companies in every field. On...
DICK SMITH Cat
The Cat was a rebadged version of the Laser 3000, made in Hong-Kong. It was partially compatible with the Apple II computer in its basic version, but quite fully compatible when the Apple II emulator cartridge was inserted. It ran Apple DOS 3.3 operating system or CP/M 2.2 with an optional Z80 card. Thanks to Murray Moffatt for information and pictures....
CAMBRIDGE COMPUTERS Z 88
Amstrad bought the rights to use the Sinclair name on computer products. However, while Sir Clive Sinclair (the creator of the ZX 80, ZX 81, ZX Spectrum and QL) retained ownership of Sinclair Research, he couldn't use the Sinclair name. Sir Sinclair therefore created a new company called Cambridge Research, with the intention of realizing an old project, the Pandora...
TELEVIDEO  TS-803
The TS-803 succeeded to the TS-802. Although it was basically the same CP/M machine, it had several notable enhancements. The all-in-one case had an innovative design. The main unit and mass storage devices were mounted vertically at the right side of a large tilting 14" green display (at the time the standard size was of 12"). The keyboard was also greatly improved. It offered 16 programmable function keys and 10 pre-programmed text-editing keys. It was...
IMSAI  8080
After seeing the instant success of the MITS ALTAIR 8800 computer, the first "home computer" ever made, others soon tried their luck in this new business space. One of the first to do so was Bill Millard who founded IMS Associates. The computer they designed, the IMSAI 8080, was very similar to the Altair 8800 and was designed to run the same software. However, it was a much better design, with a higher specification power supply, an anodized aluminum chassis, ...
COMPAQ Portable
Announced November 1982, the unit was actually shipped in January of 1983 (300 of them). This was arguably the system that destroyed IBM's monopoly on the PC market and created the situation we see today. It WAS the first compatible system that was LEGALLY made, though Columbia first copied the IBM BIOS and later paid the fatal price. The system's BIOS was developed from scratch by using a team of 18 persons (only one guy was "dirty" and he was not allowed to do any part of the code and coul...
MECIPT Mecipt
The beginning of IT in Romania. Professor V. Baltac said in the Conference "Computers and Computer Networks in Romania between 1953-2001", from The Romanian Academy, at 22 nov. 2001 that the years 1950 had marqued a Romanian priority in Romanian computing techniques. Three computing techniques schools were then created: - Bucharest - IFA (Institutul de Fizica Atomica - The Athomical Physics Institute), - Timisoara - MECIPT (Masina Electronica de Calculat a Institutului...

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French ad

COMPAQ
Portable

 
US advert Nov. 1987

COMPAQ
Portable 386

 
French advert

ACORN COMPUTER
ATOM

 
French advert #3

ORIC
ATMOS

 
Jacquard brochure #5...

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
User manual's cover

INTEL
Intellec Series

 
French advert (1984)

EXELVISION
EXL 100

 
DAK advert (US, 1986...

VISUAL TECHNOLOGY
Visual 1083 / Commuter

 
US advert, July 1985

CASIO
FP 6000

 
Brochure #1

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
English advert (1984...

ADVANCE TECHNOLOGY
Advance 86

 
1983 Badges

COMMODORE
C64

 
Advert

APPLE
APPLE III

 
U.K. ad. (1986)

ATARI
520 / 1040 STf / STfm

 
Acorn ad. #3 (Nov. 8...

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Master Compact

 
German advert #2

COMMODORE
C64

 
French advert

ORIC
ATMOS

 
Same with a man

OSBORNE CORP.
OSBORNE 1

 
French advert #2

ORIC
ATMOS

 
Promotional leaflet ...

BANDAI
Gundam RX-78

 
French advert (septe...

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
Z-100/110/120

 
Stupid picture #2

SMH - ALCATEL
ALPHA Plus

 
UK advert Oct. 1983

EPSON
HC / HX-20

 
First advert - Feb.1...

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 

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7/13/2018
SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION 6800
While in medical school in 1978, I bought and built a SWTPC 6800, with CPU, SS-50 bus, and 4k static ram card. Couldn''t afford an ASCII kbd ($$300!) and had no display - so a friend retrieved a Burroughs 32 character Plasma display (Ascii parallel interface) and a kbd removed from a pulp and paper mill - but it had 5-bit Hollerith-encoded outputs. Rewrote the monitor in EPROM to do the kbd code translation to ascii, and to make display on the 32 character display work. Later added a custom board to do file read/write to tape, based on software that directly drove an op amp connected to the audio-in of a stereo cassette deck. Had to add a 1 MHz crystal to the board (replaced the RC circuit) - Then added a board that mapped memory to an 80 x 24 character monochrome video display, and a massive 16kb dynamic memory board. Then with tiny basic (3.95kb), was able to program to heart''s content. It played star trek too.

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SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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COMMODORE  CDTV
I actually did dare to look it up, and discovered that the first public demonstration of the CDTV was on 2 June 1990, at CES. At the time, it had been under development for around 18 months, or since late 1988.

https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.sys.amiga/KsZfxQCglNg/L5HBrQhJULEJ

In fact, development was still going on even after that demonstration.
In a letter from Commodore posted to the CompuServe Amiga forum in August 1990, the CDTV was described as still being "currently in development." The letter went on to clarify that, in spite of speculation regarding the as-yet-unreleased platform, Commodore was as committed as ever to entertainment software as well as education.

https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.sys.amiga/btfLfeVcPbM/DkUuE9UvSQIJ

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7/2/2018
QUASAR DATA PRODUCTS QDP-300
I became a dealer for QDP right about the time the 300 was introduced. The first 300 I received was September 1984 for $6795 List less 34$ so $4485 net. It was 1 floppy, 15Mb HD 4 user MPM with 256K Memory. The next one was a month later and the first of the high end version with 32Mb HD and a 512K Cache board. It was $9795 List.
The first one ran an Automotive Parts Importer for many years as we had to upgrade the software for Y2K compatability in 1999.

gary smith
7/1/2018
SHELTON INSTRUMENTS Sig-Net
I spent many years programming and selling Shelton Sig-net they were designed by a guy called Chris Shelton of Shelton Instruments and they had CPM operating system. I used to program in Microsoft Compiled Basic and the biggest system I sold was a 48 user to Sunseeker Travel in Huddersfield in 1988. Originally it was one processor per screen all connected to a hard disk using sheltons purpose designed ringring system which was a bus between the processors and the z80 running the hard disk. Rhodime made in scotland in 7/14/21 megabytes that formated down to 5/10/15 MB. I have lots more information if your interested.

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6/30/2018
ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS  Z-160 PC
I have one too. I found mine in an alley. I had a sticker from the University of Minnesota Computer Lab. It was being thrown out. It has a modem installed in it! It works great and weighs a ton!

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