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   LATEST ADDITIONS
BANDAI Arcadia
The Bandai Arcadia, is the same system as the Emerson Arcadia 2001, but sold in Japan. Please see this entry for more detailed informations. The Arcadia 2001 clones includes : Advision Home Arcade (France), Bandai Arcadia (Japan), GiG Electronics Leonardo (Italy), Hanimex HMG-2650, Leisure-Dynamics Leisure-Vision, Intercord XL 2000 system, Eduscho / Tchibo Tele-Fever, etc... It...
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...

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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...
AMSTRAD  GX 4000
The GX 4000 is a game system based on the hardware of the Amstrad 464+ and 6128+ computers. Like Commodore did at the same time with the C64 and the C64 GS, Amstrad tried to enter the gaming market with a console based on its aging but popular 8-bit technology (CPC computers). Sadly, at a time when 16-bit gaming systems like the Sega Megadrive and
SHARP  MZ 2000
Another strange MZ family member. At the moment, we have no information about it. It seems to be a "super MZ 80B" (that’s what the badge says, anyway), but we are not sure it was compatible with it. To our knowledge, the MZ-2000 was never regularly exported outside Japan. A "16 Bit Bord Kit" was sold in April 1983 to expand the 8-bit computer to a 16-bit system. Price: $327. Junichi Katagiri from Japan adds: Interesting about th...
PHILIPS  Odyssey 2001
This is an exclusive european version derived from Magnavox pong systems (the Magnavox Odyssey 4000 has the same case), as Philips owned Magnavox at this time. It offers three games in color (Tennis, Hockeu & Squash) via a National Semiconductor chip. There are 6 game variations, automatic speed adjustment and the active player gets highlighted. There are absolutely no button or switch on this system, all settings are made with the two buttons on the controllers. One button is used to select ...
HITACHI  MB-6885 / Basic Master Jr
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INDEPENDANT BUSINESS SYSTEMS BetaSystem
The BetaSystem was a S-100 BUS based system using a complete computer Z80 card that could handle two time-shared users. Up to nine cards could be installed in the case allowing up to 18 users / video terminals to be connected and used simultaneously. As usual with S-100 based systems, a large range of storage devices could be added to the system: 5.25", 8" or 14" Winchester disk drives from 5 MB to 600 MB, 5.25" or 8" floppies, and tape cartridges up to 100 MB. Mainly based on the UCSD PAS...
APPLE  MACINTOSH Portable
The Mac Portable was Apple's first attempt to produce a portable version of a desktop Macintosh computer. The machine was partially engineered by Alan Kay (designer of the Dynabook), and was the first laptop computer with a GUI interface, along with Atari Stacy. Apple launched the Mac Portable at the same time as the Mac IIci. This marketing tactic could be considered questionable given the fact that the IIci featured a 68030 processor running at 25 MHz while...
SHARP  PC-3101
The Sharp 3101 was sold with a monochrome screen, an Epson printer and double 5.25" floppy drive. It was possible to connect up to 8 drives. It also sports a battery-backed clock. Another model was launched a little while later: the Sharp 3200, which had the "standard" text screen size (80 columns and 25 lines)....
TELEVIDEO  TS-802
In 1982, Télévidéo was one of the first companies selling passive video terminals. These devices were used as monitors/keyboards for mainframes. Their major competitor was Digital and its VT100 terminal, which became the reference model and was later on copied by several companies. The same year, Digital and Televideo had the same idea: to convert their video terminal into a business computer. The digital solution was called the VT-180. Televideo offered thei...
NEC  PC 8401A
The NEC 8401 A is the second generation NEC notebook portable computer. It is significantly different from the 8201. the 8401 has a 16-line by 80-column fold-up LCD screen, 64K of RAM, and a built-in 300 baud modem, and can be operated using batteries or an AC adapter. It uses the CP/M operating system and has four built-in software packages including Wordstar-To-Go, Calc-To-Go, Telcom (telecommunications utility), and Filer (personal card filing program). BASIC is not included in the system....

   LATEST COMMENTS
Legend Chen
10/12/2019
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY  LASER 310
Same as MagNet. I was about 10 in 1988 when my father, chief engineer of a local computer factory, brought me a LASER 310 from Hong Kong. That was one of my best childhood memories ever since. The BASIC language, the official demo cassette including a very attractive game, and the whole configuration that needs several minutes to set up.

Pierre
10/11/2019
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
Having been Sirius S1 user for years, it had an Intel 8086 microprocessor, not a 8088. Other wise, could it be CP/M86 compatible ?

shawn
10/9/2019
RAIR MICROCOMPUTER Black Box
I got a few old polaroids of rair people, if any bod want copy''s, leave a contact here or something.
I will look back here some time when :-)

Paul Giers
10/7/2019
SYSTEM FORMULET INC.  BUBCOM 80
The bubble memory cartridges measured approximately 3" x 2" x 1", fully enclosed except for the bottom, where the connector was recessed in the cartridge housing (similar to a gaming cartridge). I have no idea what the insides of a cartridge look like (too expensive to break open!), so I don''t know what the ''bubble'' in ''bubble memory'' really referred to.

Paul Giers
10/7/2019
SYSTEM FORMULET INC.  BUBCOM 80
I owned one a Bubcom80 as a Monbusho Scholar at Kyoto University from 1983-85. I used it to pre-process survey data on social networks and access to legal resources as part of a study of women''s litigation behavior (or lack thereof). The data eventually went in to the University mainframe as a 3-ft long stack of punch cards.
The two expansion slots held 32kb bubble memory cartridges, which if I remember correctly served essentially as RAM. Each of the 2 8" floppy drives dwarfed modern desktop towers is size and weight.
I brought the darn thing back to the States with me (it took up almost half my shipping allotment) and lugged it around for many years before discarding it. Man, do I wish I had kept it to show my grandchildren!

Paul J. Giers Jr
Charlotte, NC

vip_tech
10/4/2019
SONY  Series 35 Model 10
I worked for a Sony Business dealer and repaired these as well as the larger Model 35''s and printers, which were actually NEC printers. They used a modified CPM language. The displays were beautiful black type on a white background. Looked like a sheet of paper. The main problems I remember were the floppy drives constantly broke.

Tom Kollien
9/30/2019
RADOFIN ELECTRONICS LIMITED AQUARIUS 2
I recently rummaged through my basement and stumbled upon one of these that I''ve owned since it was new! I didn''t remember what it was and was shocked to see that it was such a rare machine...
Unfortunately I only found the machine+PSU and 2 manuals. :(
I don''t really know what to do with it so consider selling it to finance some other project. I''m going to open it up and see how the insides are, but externally it''s almost like brand new from what I can see.
(I hope this site sends notifications...)


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
PUZZLY
Indata Dai
Dialog Informatique - 1983
 game - jigsaw - mind games
BATMAN RETURNS (PA2101)
Atari Lynx
Atari, DC Comics - 1992
 game - batman - beat 'em up - platform - superheroes
PONG
Atari Super Pong (C140)
Atari - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
GRAN TRAK 20
Arcade
Atari - 1974
 game - car - racing - top-down view
SMASH
Magnavox Odyssey 500
Magnavox - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
CHAMPION SOCCER (G-1034)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1984
 game - football - sport
TIC-TAC-TOE / SHOOTING GALLERY / DOODLE / QUADRA-DOODLE (VIDEOCART-01)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1976
 game - mind games - noughts and crosses - paint program
ZOOP (J9109E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Hookstone (developer), Viacom International - 1996
 game - puzzle
SMASH
Odyssey 200
Magnavox - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
CRASH'N SCORE
Arcade
Atari - 1975
 game - car - racing
SPIDER-MAN - WEB OF FIRE (32X)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Blue Sky (developer), Marvel Characters, Sega (publisher) - 1995
 game - platform - spider-man - superheroes
BASIC LANGUAGE
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 application - basic - programming language
DRAG RACE
Atari Stunt Cycle (model SC-450)
Atari - 1977
 game - dragster - motorbike
BONUS PINBALL / DELUXE PINBALL / SHOOTING GALLERY / SHOOT THE BEAR (cartridge #3)
Coleco Telstar Arcade
Coleco - 1977
 game - pinball - shooting gallery
ART MASTER (VT3601)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 misc - animation - paint program - vector graphics

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Software catalogue

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
Last sales

DRAGON DATA LTD
Dragon 64

 
German brochure #3

ATARI
TT 030

 
1979 advert

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
S/09

 
Prof80 advert

CONITEC
Prof80

 
Italian ad

COMMODORE
CBM 500 / 600 Series

 
Apple temptation...

FRANKLIN
ACE 1000

 
Promo pic #1

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
French ad (nov. 1983...

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
Advert #1

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
Comparison chart #2

PANASONIC
JD series

 
Advert #4 (1982)

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
UK advert

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
Orange+ US ad. (1983...

COLLINS INTERNATIONAL TRADING CORPORATION
Orange 2

 
French advert (1979)

HEATHKIT
H8

 
U.S. advert (1979)

POLYMORPHIC
System 8813

 
Japanese advertiseme...

HITACHI
H1 / H1E

 
U.S. ad. (1983)

COMPUPRO
System 816

 
insert - verso

WORLDS OF WONDER
Action Max

 
U.K. ad (Dec. 1985)

MEMOTECH
MTX 500 /512

 
TEI brochure cover

TEI
Terminal Processor

 
U.S. advert (1978)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
French advert

THOMSON
TO 8 - TO 8D

 
Promotional leaflet ...

BANDAI
Gundam RX-78

 
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