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   LATEST ADDITIONS
BANDAI TV Jack 5000
The TV Jack 5000 from Bandai released in 1978 is one of the first cartridge based system from Japan. It's the equivalent of european and american systems like the Hanimex SD-050, Acetronic Color TV Game, Prinztronic Micro 5500, SHG Blackpoint, Binatone Cablestar, Radofin telesports, etc. There have been tons of systems like these. The TV Jack 5000, like all these systems, use cartridges based on General Instruments chipsets which offers different games on each chip. That's why all these sy...
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...
UNIVERSUM Multispiel 2006
Basic pong system based on the popular AY-3-8500 chipset from General Instruments....
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....

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
IBM  5100
In September 1975, IBM announced its smallest and first portable computer (If you consider a 28 Kgs. computer portable, that is), the IBM 5100, no bigger than one of IBM's typewriters. Developed in Rochester, it used the same operating system as IBM's /370 line of main frames. Thus it could accommodate the same APL interpreter, permitting the use of APL programs. A BASIC interpreter was also available, depending of the 5100 version chosen. This was the first widely marketed and supported p...
INTEL iPDS
The iPDS (Intel Personal Development System) was a portable system intended to support both hardware and software design and development for boards based on many different families of Intel microprocessors (8085 or 8088) or embedded microcontrollers (8031/8051/805X family). The unit was powered by an Intel 8085. It contained one floppy disc drive and a 64 KB bubble memory chip that could be used as a boot disk if no floppy disc was inserted. Through the I<...
POLYCON PG 7 (Programmable TV Games)
This is a typical system using catridges based on the different chipsets developped by General Instruments in the late 70s. Each GI chips was able to generate several games, ball games for a start, then later car racing, motorcycle, submarines, tanks and shooting games. The system has two detachable controllers with one analog joystick and one fire button each. The control panel is composed of 10 buttons to select the different games offered by each cartridge (10 being the maximum). Three opt...
ATT Unix PC
The AT&T UnixPC was AT&T's attempt to get into the business computer market of the mid-1980s. There were two flavors of this machine: the 7300, and the 3B1. Basically the circuitry is identical in both machines however the 3B1 allowed more room for hard-drive storage, as shown with the ominous bulge underneath the screen. (not shown in model above). The windowing manager was absolutely wonderful keeping the UNIX system well hidden, however, you could naturally open a shell and i...
POWERTRAN CYBERNETICS  CORTEX
The information we have about this computer is sketchy. O.S. was a powerful graphical BASIC interpreter modded from the TI basic. Forth language was also available but not widely used. Cortex had a mode to give 256 K RAM. ROM was copied into RAM at start-up and then swiched off allowing boot code and basic to be altered at start-up. Cortex was followed by the Cortex II which was just a re cased version with same style as early apple/dragon 32 beige/yellow plastic sloping cases, but us...
LITTON - MONROE OC-8880
Info needed about this obscure CP/M computer! Monroe - a subsidary of Litton Inc. - used to produce and sell calculators for years from 1912. Very little is known about this CP/M system. To use the floppies you had to type in OPEN FPY0: ____________ Thanks to Jan S÷derberg for the pictures....
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION DECmate III
This computer is still based on the PDP-8 architecture but is less "opened" than the DECmate II. Indeed DEC realised that the PDP-8 based products were rarely expanded to their full potential. Thus, they conceived the DECmate III wich offers less expansion possibilities but which was also cheaper. As the last incarnation of the PDP-8 technology, the DECmate III use a single chip containing all the PDP-8 hardware ! Only one pair of 5''1/4 disk-drives (RX50) is supported and it is not possible...
SEGA SG-1000
The SG-1000 (also called the Mark I) was Sega's first home console. Although a market test was conducted in 1981, it would be another two years until the SG-1000 received it's full launch, putting it in direct competition with the NES. Sega's arcade background meant that a number of arcade games were converted to the system, most of which were very well done. The graphics and sound may seem primitive today, but this was cutting edge technology back then a...
KONTRON  PSI 80
This computer was also known as the Kienzle CC-9010, sold by Kienzle Computer GmBh. (Germany). The PSI-80 can be used in a multi-user (up to 16 terminals) configuration through Kobus, a coaxial network developped by Kontron. Several models were launched (with 32kb, 64kb or 128kb RAM). Microsoft BASIC is given with the 64kb and 128kb models. This BASIC interprets the statements as they're typed, so lines with syntax errors couldn't be entered. The upper 64kb (on the 128kb model) are used ...
APF M1000 / MP1000
The APF M1000 was released in 1978. It's a Video game system cart based, comes with 2 non-detachables joysticks with a numeric keypad on each ones (look likes a mini-calculator with a joystick), has "Reset" & "Power" buttons on the unit. Only could be played on a Color TV only. This system seems to have been the pack-in unit with Imagination Machine. The APF MP1000 was released in 1978. This system is basically the same as the M1000 model and both syste...

   LATEST COMMENTS
OFER
5/25/2019
EACA  COLOUR GENIE / EG-2000
I used to own the colour genie back in the 80''s and had a 16K RAM extension. I lost my original genie long ago but recently I acquired (ebay) one (no RAM extension).
I am looking to get extension or build one.
If any one can help with technical information it will be great.
Note that I do have the Colour_Genie_Technical_Manual_1984_Lowe_Electronics
File but the information do not have complete electric diagram.

Christian
5/13/2019
FAIRCHILD Channel F
I visited a friend most hollidays who had this system...some of the games were good fun. In the uk i''m sure it was manufactured by ''Grandstand'' . My friend upgraded to a acorn electron.............

Satoshi Otsuka
5/1/2019
SEMI-TECH  Pied Piper
I used to work for the company as a design engineer after Pied Pier almost completed design phase. I enjoyed creating new designs especially graphics part using discrete components for next generation projects since no LSI solutions were available at the time. good old day.

Francis Remkiewicz
4/30/2019
AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS J100 - J500
In 1979 I worked for the IRS in Washington, DC. I convinced the IRS to sole source an AM Jacquard J500 for creating a time and attendance automated system for Headquarters, IRS. I worked with the AMfolks for over 18 months until completion. I was the first to transmit our DC data to the Data Center in Detroit over a 300 baud acoustic coupler.
That application, restructured many times is still in use by the IRS.
By the way, my 3 year old daughter learned to spell on Type-rite. Many a Saturday and Sunday she would accompany her dad to the office. Does anyone remember the heat issues with the J500? The heat in DC regardless of the A/C was a constant problem. I am glad to have been a tiny part of your history.

Cameron
4/26/2019
AMSTRAD  PPC 512 / 640
I still have one.In case with books and all cords.Except for the slew of D cell batteries one needs to have on hand if no plugs or 12v car holes are around it worked like a charm. And you can play some basic games on it.Reaaaaal basic.It is next to me right now. I like to take it to cyber cafes and plop it on a table just to see what people do and how they react.lol

Chris Appleton
4/16/2019
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
I''ve just acquired a Husky FC486, non-working. I''d love to get this functioning as I''d like to donate it to my local computer museum but (probably due to the military target market) there''s very little information on it.

It gets power, beeps three times if the digitiser is disconnected but not at all if it''s connected. The screen just shows some coloured lines and it goes no further. Anyone shed any light on where to find service manuals etc?

Pete
4/10/2019
DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
Just an add-on to Gordon''s comment that he didn''t remember if the Datapoint 1100 came in a cassette only version. It did. I programmed on such a device in the 1975-1977 time frame, and it could do amazing things for its limited hardware specs (at least as compared to the 2200).


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
CHECKERED FLAG (PA2053)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1991
 game - car - racing
HOCKEY (PA2052)
Atari Lynx
Alpine Studios (developer), Atari (publisher) - 1992
 game - hockey - sport
BERZERK (VT3302)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - maze - robot - shoot them up - vector graphics
(VIDEOCART-25)

company unknown -
 game -
PONG
Arcade
Atari - 1972
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
ROBO-SQUASH (PA2035)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1990
 game - ball and paddle
ANALOGIC
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - logic - mathematics
RAYMAN (C3669T)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Ubi Soft - 1995
 game - platform
CHAMPION BILLIARDS (C-71)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1986
 game - pool
CYBERMORPH (J9000E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Attention To Detail (developer) - 1993
 game - 3d - shoot them up
CLIO
Indata Dai
Dialog Informatique - 1983
 application - paint program
WIPE OUT
Arcade
RamTek - 1974
 game - ball and paddle
BLOCKADE
Arcade
Gremlin - 1976
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - surround
PIT-FIGHTER (PA2070)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1992
 game - beat 'em up
NIHONSHI NINPYOU
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
Sega, Stratford - 1983
 game -

   RANDOM ADVERTS
U.S. ad. June 1983

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
Advert #2

PRAVETZ
IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82

 
Japanese advert

SONY
SMC 777 - 777C

 
Japanese advert.

TOMY
Tutor / Pyuuta

 
Japanese advert

TOSHIBA
PASOPIA

 
5500 advert (Jan. 19...

I.S.T.C. (INFORMATIC SYST╚MES T╔L╔COM)
5000

 
1976 Xmas catalog

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
UK advert

COMMODORE
Amiga 500

 
French advert (1979)

SYNERTEK
SYM1

 
French advert (1984)

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-150

 
french advert (febru...

SORD
M23 Mark III

 
Apple Logo (1982)

APPLE
APPLE II

 
NorthStar cards

NORTHSTAR
Horizon

 
french advert (jan. ...

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-85

 
An advertising for t...

HITACHI
MB-6885 / Basic Master Jr

 
German leaflet #1

SHARP
MZ-3500

 
Semi-Tech brochure #...

SEMI-TECH
Pied Piper

 
Acorn ad. #3 (Nov. 8...

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Master Compact

 
French advert #2 (se...

SEGA
Master System

 
First advert

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Advert

APPLE
APPLE III

 
Japanese leaflet

SHARP
MZ 80C

 
Byte shopper

IMSAI
8080

 
1978 brochure #1

MSI
6800

 
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