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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...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
METROLOGIE  BFM 186
The BFM 186 is a CAD computer. The expansion slots are not compatible with the IBM PC's : they are 16 bit slots contrary to the PC's which are 8 bit. The graphic system of this computer is a bit ugly : it has two video processors, one of them handles a character plane and the other one handles three graphic planes. Each graphic plane has a resolution of 1024 x 1024 pixels but only a part of these planes (960 x 625) can be displayed, moreover, each plan can be zoomed (from 1 to 16) and can scro...
SEMI-TECH  Pied Piper
Not much is known about this small computer, designed in Canada and presented at the 1983 NCC show (Anaheim, California), in May. It was marketed then as a portable computer! Quite strange as when you have look at the picture, it looks more like a desktop computer, no built-in screen... In fact it had a handle on the back and a plastic cover for the keyboard. One could carry it like a briefcase. You still needed a monitor (TV) at the other location, however... Anyway, the Pied Piper apparent...
FUJITSU  FM 16 Beta
The model number was FM-16s, and it was sold in the USA from about 1983 to around 1985. It had dual processors on daughter boards, one with a Zilog Z-80a and the other with an i8086 on a true 16-bit bus. Hard drives were external, connecting through a SCSI host adapter. The machine could have up to 2MB of RAM on a proprietary expansion card, and ran at 8MHz. It had a 640x480 16 color display and 104 keys keyboard. CP/M-86, WordStar, SuperCalc and the C/PM-86 operating system were bundled w...
OHIO SCIENTIFIC  CHALLENGER II
This computer is based on the MODEL 500 CPU board. It is actually a Super Kit (see Model 500) assembled with a cassette interface and a keyboard. OHIO Scientific presented two enhanced versions of the Challenger IIP : the Challenger II Disk Systems and the Challenger III. The Disk System version came with 16 KB of RAM (expandable to 192 KB)instead of ROM BASIC and one or two 8'' F.D. drives. The disk BASIC was automatically loaded ...
DAVID COMPUTER  PROFI 203
Midos is an operating system designed for the fairchild 9445. Four others computers can be connected onto the Profi....
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  Portable Professional Computer (PPC)
Basicaly, the TI PPC was the transportable version of the TI PC, with which it was entirely compatible. It was one of the few transportable systems to be available with an optional built-in color monitor, back in 1983. The standard version had a classic 9'' monochrome monitor built-in. Unfortunately the advantages of the PC Portable compared to IBM's offer was not obvious. It was not really compatible (IBM disks could be read, and that was basically all) and IBM expansion cards could not b...
ACORN COMPUTER  ABC 210 / Cambridge Workstation
The Acorn Cambridge Workstation was the only model from the announced, marketed but unreleased ABC (Acorn Business Computer) line, first claimed to be available in October 1984. The ABCs were a range of machines using an integrated monitor, disk drive, PSU and BBC B+ 64K motherboard with slight modifications, originally featuring CPUs from straight 6502 terminals to an 80286 based system. Differences between the released Cambridge Workstation and the 32016 co-p...
OHIO SCIENTIFIC  C2
Little information about this C2 system composed of a computer case and a separate floppy drives case. The system pictured is a C2-OEM-4. [OEM] means it could be bought by other computer companies that could put their own brand label on the case. [4] means dual case version. The main system was based on an 8 slot backplane (ref. 580), a 6502 processor board, along with a floppy disc controller and a serial port for the video terminal (ref. 505), and 3 x 16 KB static RAM boards (ref. 520). ...
G.Z.E. UNIMOR Bosman 8
The Bosman 8, was made by "G.Z.E. Unimor" (Gdanskie Zaklady Elektroniczne Unimor) in Poland (Gdansk to be precise). It was released in 1987 as a system for schools and offices, but even CAD/CAM software was developed for this machine and later, as being too expensive (cost 1 300 000 zl) and extremely hard to get (apparently only 1000 models have been produced), Bosman 8 was used mainly as a terminal for automatized processes (designing printed boards). The main particularity of the Bos...
INTERVISION 2001 - Home Video Centre
The Intervision 2001 is one of the many systems "software-compatible" with the Emerson Arcadia 2001. Though, the Emerson Arcadia 2001 is the most popular system of this console group, it was not necessarily at the origin of it. Things must be seen differently. Philips / Signetics developped a hardware platform to demonstrate the possibilities of their Signetics 2650 & 2636 chipsets. Somehow, this hardware was licenced (by Philips?) to many third-companies...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Dave K
6/24/2019
SYNERTEK SYM1
The description as "quite a copy of the MOS KIM 1" sells the SYM-1 short - its enhanced features went well beyond those of the original. I vaguely remember the cassette modulation being many times faster (maybe 1600 bps vs. 300?), but one of the coolest features I vividly remember was the built-in raster-scan alphanumeric display. The manual had a driver that would generate 1 line x 32 characters, but I modified it to generate 4 lines of text. One resistor, one capacitor, and some software - now that is elegant design!

I''ve still got my SYM-1 sitting in the closet, and I''m not about to part with it.

Stefan Schomburg
6/23/2019
TANDY RADIO SHACK  MC 10
Carl, could you plese share details about the differences? Your link doesn''t work for me.

Tof
6/22/2019
SEGA Teradrive
Hello
Amstrad sold this type of computer too (in France for sure, rest of Europe I don''t know): Amstrad Mega-PC

Franklin Couto
6/20/2019
TELEVIDEO  TS-802
Steven, have a god day for you man.
So, i work in a factory end inside we make those computers.
I fixed a lot off end a liked so much.
HD 10MB ou 15MB, 64kb memory, 360k floppy, etc
Sorry about my english.
By man.

george
6/18/2019
OLIVETTI  Programma P101/P102
in autumn 1968 opened the ''IUT informatique'' of Lyon (france). we were teached computing with an Olivetti programma 203 and some teletype connected to GE time sharing running Darthmouth Basic. The (nicely designed) Olivetti programma 203 (and the (little ugly) audit series) as (sort of) first (micro) computer for (very) small company in europe in 70''s was a very good tool (at that time)(but not a success story .. helas)

UZsie
6/17/2019
CASIO  PB-100
My first PC, I recall two things, a blackjack game crammed in the 544 bytes.
And a regularity race among friends where the actual average speed was kept by me using the pb100 as a mere calculator.
The first leg we had 30 secs margin, and the guys with 10 secs margin taunted us. They simply lucked out after that, so we won all the other legs. $P

sanddecker
6/16/2019
ENTEX Gameroom Tele-Pong
I have one of these from my parents''. For some reason it doesn''t show the player''s paddle. Any ideas why?
To add, mine does not have the channel switch but does have sound.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
.38 AMBUSH ALLEY
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game - lightgun - police - shooting gallery
PINBALL / DUNGEON HUNT / BLOCKOUT (MG1011)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics (publisher) - 1978
 game -
LUPIN III (08)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - platform
BATTLEZONE 2000 (PA2088)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Hand Made Software (developer) - 1993
 game - 3d - shoot them up - tank
DUEL
Indata Dai
Dialog Informatique - 1983
 game - fencing - middle ages - pirate
CHALLENGE
Arcade
Mirco Games - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - tennis
RAIDEN (J9005)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Fabtek, Imagitec Design (developer), Seibu Kaihatsu - 1994
 game - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
ONE ON ONE
Arcade
PMC Electronics - 1974
 game - basketball - sport
LODE RUNNER
Sharp X1
Br°derbund Software, Soft Pro International - 1984
 game -
TEMPO (32X) (84504)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1995
 game - platform
HOCKEY
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
XEVIOUS
Sharp X1
Dempa, Namco - year unknown
 game - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
POLE POSITION (VT3206)
Vectrex
GCE, Namco - 1983
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 game - car - racing - vector graphics
GRAN TRAK 20
Arcade
Atari - 1974
 game - car - racing - top-down view
SUPER OFF ROAD (LX105)
Atari Lynx
Telegames (publisher), Tradewest (developer) - 1993
 game - racing

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French advert (1981)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Advert

ATARI
400

 
French advertisement

AI ELECTRONICS
ABC 24

 
Italian advert

SELCOM
Lemon II

 
DAK advert (US, 1986...

VISUAL TECHNOLOGY
Visual 1083 / Commuter

 
US advert Nov. 1987

COMPAQ
Portable 386

 
French advert #2

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
U.S. advert (1980)

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
Superboard II

 
Charlie Chaplin #2

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

SORD
M 170

 
french advert (febru...

APPLE
APPLE III

 
french advert (febru...

SORD
M23 Mark III

 
U.S. advert(1982)

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI-55-II

 
64 bits in 1983?

INDEPENDANT BUSINESS SYSTEMS
BetaSystem

 
French advert#2 (198...

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
French leaflet cover

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
Demo tape inlay #2

MICROKEY KFFT
PRIMO A-32

 
US advert, April 198...

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
German advert

OLIVETTI
M20

 
French Advert.

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 310

 
French flyer

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Intellivision

 
Advert

HONEYWELL
H316 - Kitchen computer

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
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