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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
YAMAHA  YIS-303
This Yamaha computer is specialised in music and sound production. In fact it is a low range MSX 1 computer, but if you bought the special Yamaha synthesizer and piano keyboard, then you had a real synthesizer with a sound quality really suprising for that time, and the ability to change or create you own sounds. The YIS-303 is in fact the same computer as the Yamaha CX5, but it has not got the SKW-01 Sound Module built-in. Y...
SPECTRAVIDEO  SV 318
The SV-318 was launched in january 1983, at the Winter CES show in Las Vegas, as the same time as the Spectravideo CompuMate, an keyboard add-on for the Atari 2600. The Spectravideo SV-318 is the system at the origin of the MSX standard, and such, has characteristics very close to the MSX systems (same video, sprites, sound, I/O, etc.). It was even sold as an MSX computer in some places, but it is not fully MSX compliant and can't use MSX programs. Notice t...
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...
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION DE 68DT
Software for this system includes the debugger (in ROM), a BASIC interpreter, a FORTRAN compiler and a linker. The ROM debugger features interactive translation of assembly language mnemonics, tape, disk and printer commands and multiple breakpoints. The system was available in two configurations : the DEC68 DT (pictured above) which includes a FDD, and the DEC68 C which fits into a smaller case without the FDD. It was priced from $2000....
APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES  Microbee 32
Around 1978 Owen Hill teamed up with an electronic components company, Applied Technology of Hornsby (Sydney), to build a small computer he had designed. Applied Technology had been previously producing kits in Australia for S-100 boards. The Microbee was released as a kit in 1982 on the cover of Your Computer magazine, the manual was included free with the magazine. They were an immediate hit, being quite a powerful little system given the cost. Applied Technology eventually changed...
ORDISOR PCC 2000
PCC 2000 is an obscure professional computer released in 1980. It was marketed by Ordisor in France, (a company belonging to the group Sofragem) but the machine was in fact imported from U.S.A. The PCC 2000 was designed there in 1978 by Pertec, the company which merged with MITS by the end of 1976. The only information source we have for the french version is an advert from may 1980. Looking at the picture, the PCC seems to be conceived as a monobloc machine,...
HANIMEX  T-338
The main particularity of this pong system is that it is very very very small! The pads are only 2 x 6 cm. It looks like it had been made for dwarves or very little kid hands. Though this must have been a kind of marketing feature (so small you can take it with you anywhere you want), it also must have reduced the manufacturing costs... The speaker hole takes a third of the front panel! The tiny controllers are mounted on each side of the system, but can also be detached to play in the sofa ;...
REGNECENTRALEN RC759 Piccoline
The Piccoline is a direct descendant of the Piccolo, and was launched in 1984. It was more or less strictly meant for Danish educational institutions such as schools, high schools and universities. It was used extensively for teaching basic programming skills, using the languages Comal 80 and Pascal. Thanks to Henrik Schmidt from Denmark for information and pictures....
TRIUMPH ADLER  Alphatronic P-30 / P-40
Like many other manufacturers, Triumph-Adler tried to conceive hybrid systems using 8-bit AND 16-bit CPUs, so that 8-bit systems owners could still use their 8-bit sotfware when buying their new systems... Unfortunately, the Triumph-Adler solution is not very enthusiastic. The P-30 and the P-40 use the same case and keyboard as the P-3 and P-4. In fact they can be considered has P-3 and P-4 systems with an additional 8088 CPU c...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  Color Computer
The Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer was known to be called "coco" (Color Computer) by its users. It uses its own version of BASIC, "Tandy Color BASIC" instead of the world famous Microsoft BASIC. It was followed by the TRS-80 Color Computer II in 1982. The Welsh Dragon 32 was one of its many clones...
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   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
DOODLE
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 application - paint program
CHAMPION TENNIS (G-1009)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - sport - tennis
MISSILE COMMAND 3D (J9097E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Virtuality Entertainment (developer) - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up
ECLUSE
Indata Dai
Multisoft - 1983
 game - educational game
CHAMPION BILLIARDS (C-71)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1986
 game - pool
ROBOT BOWL
Arcade
Exidy - 1977
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 game - bowling - sport
ENGINE ANALYZER
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 misc - science
MORTAL KOMBAT II (32X) (T-8101B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Acclaim (publisher), Midway, Probe (developer) - 1994
 game - 2d - beat 'em up - mortal kombat
ATTACK OF THE MUTANT PENGUINS (J9072E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Sunrise Games (developer) - 1996
 game -
TANK
Arcade
Kee Games - 1974
 game - duel - maze - tank
HEADS UP - ACTION SOCCER (VT3203)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2
 game - football - sport - vector graphics
ZAXXON (G-1038)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - isometric 3d - shoot them up
STATES
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - educational game
XENON 1
Oric compatible systems
IJK Software Ltd - 1983
 game - shoot them up
ATARI FOOTBALL
Arcade
Atari - 1978
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - american football - sport

   RANDOM ADVERTS
U.S. advert (1982)

QUASAR DATA PRODUCTS
QDP-100

 
US advert #5 (1979)

ATARI
800

 
PC-60

COMMODORE
PC Compatible systems

 
U.S. advert June 198...

NEC
PC 8801

 
French advert

MICRONIQUE
Victor / Hector 1

 
Power... is expensiv...

IMSAI
8080

 
Jupiter brochure #2

JUPITER CANTAB
Jupiter Ace

 
Brochure

PHILIPS
Videopac C52

 
Promotional picture

BULL
MICRAL 80/22

 
French advert (1984)

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-150

 
Japanese ad

CASIO
FP 1000 / FP 1100

 
French ad (sept. 198...

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
Japanese advert. #2

TOSHIBA
HX-10

 
U.S. Advert #3 (1979...

APPLE
APPLE II

 
US advert Nov. 1987

COMPAQ
Portable 386

 
Prototype software

THOMSON
TO 7

 
Promo pic #2

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
Altair Convention

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Not really an IMSAI!

IMSAI
8080

 
Last sales

DRAGON DATA LTD
Dragon 64

 
insert - recto

WORLDS OF WONDER
Action Max

 
French advert

CANON
V-20

 
Advert #1

EPCOM / SHARP
Hotbit HB-8000

 
German leaflet #1

SHARP
MZ-3500

 
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