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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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 (...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
ROBIK Robik
The Robik was a russian ZX Spectrum clone. It was produced in the city of Czerkasy. It had 64KB RAM (shared with 16KB ROM) and independed 8KB video RAM (as real speccy, by the way). The keyboard was quite good (apparently) and quite complete. It had even switches to choose between latin and russian character fonts. A Kempston interface was built in, with separate keys to emulate joystick, which was very convenient in programs that was not games and use the ...
MICRONIQUE  HECTOR MX
The Hector MX is the successor of the Victor / Hector 2HR and Hector HRX. It has the same characteristics as the 2HR and the HRX. The 2HR uses Basic, the HRX uses Forth, the MX uses both as available programming languages ! Its 64 KB ROM contains BASIC 3X, HRX Forth, a version of Logo and a machine language editor/assembler. Several other languages were available on cartridge as well, but there are not true ROM cartridges. They p...
DRAGON DATA LTD  MSX-64
The Dragon MSX computer was announced in mid 85, one year after EuroHard S.A. bought the Dragon Data Company. It was made by Radofin, an Hong Kong company which also designed the Mattel Aquarius computers. It was a standard MSX-1 computer. Although Radofin delivered about 500 pieces, the MSX-64 never reached the dealer shelves because of Eurohard bankruptcy rumors. All of the MSX-64 production, as well as other Dragon prototypes were later given to Eurohard ...
SYMAG INFORMATIQUE Micromachine 2000 et 3000
Little is known about these obscure french systems. The Micromachine 2000 could be used in mono or multi-user configuration. There were followed by the 16-bit Micromachine 4000....
SHARP  MZ 700
The Sharp MZ 700 series replaced the aging MZ 80 (MZ 80K, MZ 80A and MZ 80B) series. Moreover, the MZ 700 was compatible with the MZ 80K and MZ 80A. The MZ 700 series is composed of four machines: the first three models were launched in 1983 (November 1982 in Japan) and the last one was launched in late 1985 (in fact, this one is the "ancestor" of the MZ 800): - the MZ 711 was the "nak...
COMMODORE  AMIGA 4000
In 1992 Commodore launched the most advanced Amiga yet. The A4000 used the AGA chipset to allow it to show 256,000 colours on screen from a palette of 16.8 million, as well as the new Workbench 3 that introduced the concept of among other things, datatypes. The Amiga 4000 is one of the most powerful Amigas ever made. As a replacement for the A3000 & A3000T, the A4000 was a combination of the A2000 (big box), A3000 (vertical slots (integrated hard drive controller) and A1200 (AGA chips). As s...
ALPHA MICRO 1000 Series
The Alpha Micro 1000 was a line of systems based on the 68000 microprocessor. According to customer requests, each system could be configured from a single user microcomputer with 128 KB of RAM, up to a 60-users system with 3 MB of RAM and 2.4 GB of disk storage. The operating system of the 1000 series was AMOS, a multi-user, multi-tasking and timesharing system allowing the user to easily add terminals and printers to the current configuration. Several programming languages were available to...
OLYMPIA  BOSS
The Olympia Boss was developed an build in Germany and France (assembled in the Olympia Bueromaschinenwerk, either Wilhelmshaven or Munich). Olympia was Germany's most respected and advanced typewriter and desktop calculator company at that time. But, they couldn't hold the pace of the upcoming office-computer industry and fell back. Several models were marketed : - Boss A: two 5.25" FDD of 128 kb each, - Boss B: two 5.25" FDD of 256 kb each, - Boss C: two 5.25" FDD o...
NEC  PC 8201A
Sheduled to be released in the U.S. in 1983 summertime, the PC-8201 was expected to compete directly with Tandy Model 100. Both machines were very similar, but the NEC could expand its internal RAM memory from 16 KB to 64 KB (only 32 KB for the Model 100). The 8201's 32 KB ROM contained the operating system, Microsoft BASIC interpreter, a simple text-editing program and a telecommunication program. It could display the full 128 ASCII character set as well as Japanese Katakana characters and ...
SINCLAIR  ZX 81
The Sinclair ZX 81 was the successor of the ZX 80, and can be regarded as an evolution of it. The ZX80 could not handle floating point numbers or cassette data files, but the ZX-81 could. The ZX-80 had 4k ROM : the ZX-81 had 8K ROM with 30 additional functions and some instructions to drive the printer. Thanks to a higher level of integrations (the total number of chips in the basic system was 4, against the ZX80's 21), the ZX-81 cost ú30 less than the ZX-80. ...

   LATEST COMMENTS
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).

Michael Teggin
4/1/2019
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
If anyone has a old Husky from pre 1984 then I’d love to purchase one. Thanks to Alex for reminding everyone my job at 16 without qualifications and an education behind me! Did give me a great grounding with some great people I ‘seeved’ Didn’t do to bad taking over the whole of service and Operations and now mixing it with the directors and board of JLR! :)

Thanks to Husky Computers I got an education and a desire to progress in industry. Brilliant times and sadly missed in Coventry!

Skel
3/24/2019
APPLE  APPLE IIgs
The Apple IIgs was one of the biggest blunders Apple ever did! The Machine had an amazing graphics ability, fantastic sound system, the disk drives were whisper quiet and fast, the computer''s appearance on the desktop was pleasing, backward compatibility, and it''s operating system was the forerunner to the modern Mac one. A lot of care and time went into engineering this beast.

There was just one problem - the blunder was not the fault of the machine. NO, the problem was: Apple''s management was not interested in pushing it and preferred the Mac instead! BIG MISTAKE, if this had become the Mac, they would probably have millions and millions of more Mac users today! Such a waste!

I remember in my senior year in high school, the computer science department had brought in a whole room of these. The Apple IIgs was just better than the first few versions of the Mac at the time and we all preferred to use the IIgs than the Macs! I learned Pascal on the IIgs. I still have fond memories of this computer!


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
DAYLAXIANS
Indata Dai
Dialog Informatique - 1983
 game - shoot them up - space
AIR-SEA BATTLE (CX2602)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - plane - shoot them up - shooting gallery - submarine
DRAG STRIP (VIDEOCART-09)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - car - dragster - racing
CLUB DRIVE (J9003E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari - 1994
 game -
TANOSHII SANSUU
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
Sega, Stratford - 1984
 game - educational game - mathematics
HYPER HOCKEY
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
CHAMPION GOLF (G-1005 / C-05)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Logitec, Sega - 1983
 game - golf - sport
BACKGAMMON (MG1008)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
 game - backgammon - board game - mind games
NINJA GAIDEN EPISODE III - THE ANCIENT SHIP OF DOOM (PA2092)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Tecmo - 1993
 game - beat 'em up - platform
BORDERLINE (G-1001)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game -
QUADRAPONG
Arcade
Atari - 1974
 game - ball and paddle
STAR TREK - THE MOTION PICTURE (VT3107)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
 game - 3d - first person shooter - shoot them up - space - star trek - vector graphics
KAGAKU (GENSOKIGOU MASTER) (E-107)
Sega SC 3000/SC 3000H
Sega - 1983
 game - educational game
ROBOT WAR / TORPEDO ALLEY (VIDEOCART-13)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - naval battle
BASEBALL (MG-210)
MPT-02 systems
RCA - 1977
 game - baseball - sport

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French Advert

OLIVETTI
M10

 
Diagrams

TESLA
PMI-80

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

DRAGON DATA LTD
Dragon 32

 
Advert #1

MICRODIGITAL
TK-85

 
Plus3 advert

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
Z-2D advert (1977)

CROMEMCO
Z-2

 
NorthStar cards

NORTHSTAR
Horizon

 
Japanese advert (198...

SONY
Hit-Bit 55

 
U.S. advert

SAGE COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
Sage II

 
French ad (dec. 1983...

APPLE
LISA / LISA 2 - Mac XL

 
German leaflet #4

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
Promotional leaflet

SORD
M23 Mark III

 
U.S. advert (1979)

POLYMORPHIC
System 8813

 
Victor ad #2 (1982)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
U.K. ad. (Apr. 87)

AMSTRAD
CPC 6128

 
French ad. June 1983...

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-9816

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

ACT
Apricot PC

 
Advert (june 1982)

SMT
Goupil 2

 
French advert (may 1...

CASIO
FX-702P

 
French advert (june ...

THOMSON
TO 7

 
NorthStar brochure #...

NORTHSTAR
Horizon

 
T-1200 (Dec. 1987)

TOSHIBA
T 1200

 
Sanco brochure #1

SANCO
TPC-8300

 
Sales catalog

INTERACT
Home Computer System

 
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