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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 (...

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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...
HITACHI  MB 6892 / Basic Master Level-3 Mark-5
The advanced versions of the Basic Master series. There were 281 predefined characters available. Technical information comes from J.Kubota Museum....
EXIDY  SORCERER
The Sorcerer II was the successor of the Sorcerer I (launched in 1978). The computer used programs on 16KB ROM packs encased in 8-track tape cartridges. It shipped with Microsoft MBASIC and a development tools assembler / editor ROM pack. A word processor ROM pack was also available. Exidy initially provided an expansion chassis that would accept up to 6 S-100 cards, and a Micropolis dual-disk quad-density 16-sector hard sector floppy disk drive was available. These disks would hold up...
MSX  MSX 2+
After Microsoft left the MSX project in 1986, ASCII continued alone. They presented a new improvement of the MSX 2 standard in 1988. No great enhancements, the MSX 2+ has 19268 colors instead of 512, some more graphic / KANJI resolutions and the FM-PAC cartridge is included, providing 9 channels of FM sound without drums or 6 channels FM sound with 5 FM drums. MSX2+ computers were only produced by Panasonic, Sony and Sanyo (t...
C.ITOH YD-8110
Very little information is available about this computer. It was manufactured in Japan by Ye-Data and sold by a German subsidiary of the US C.ITOH company. The MP/M operating system was used, but the floppy disc file format allowed for compatibility with the IBM mini-systems. ...
TEXET TX 8000
This TX-8000 is exactly identical as the Video Technology Laser 200. It was sold only in the UK where it was, for a short time, the less expensive colour home computer....
FRANKLIN  PC 5000, 6000, 8000
Before Apple forced Franklin out of the desktop computer market entirely, the company released three PC compatible systems, the PC-5000 (picture), PC-6000 and PC-8000. Both were quite similar, based on the Intel 8088. Depending on the versions, they had 512 to 640 KB of RAM, one or two 360 KB floppy drives, standard serial and parallel ports, but also built-in game port, composite video and audio outputs. With the loss of its desktop computer business, Franklin concent...
EDUCATEL Microlab
The Educatel Microlab is training computer used to learn/teach how the 6809 processor works. It was conceived (?) and used by Educatel, a french correspondence school, for their private courses. For this reason, this computer is pretty rare nowadays. As it was designed to show the user how the microprocessor works, there are red light indicators monitoring the CPU activity and functions. It is also possible to "slow down" the system and follow step by step the instructions being processed. ...
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...
COMMODORE  AMIGA 2000
The Commodore Amiga 2000 is the successor of the Amiga 1000. As the Amiga 500 was the "low-end" model of the new products, the 2000 was considered the "high-end" model in 1985. Like the original Amiga, it uses the same memory configuration with chip RAM (512 KB which can be accessed by the custom chips) and fast RAM (the rest of memory which can be accessed only by the CPU). There are three drive bays : two 3.5" front bays and...

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Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
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ISC (INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS CORP)
CompuColor II

 
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TI 99 / 4A

 
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TO 7

 
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SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
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IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
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Portable III

 
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TK-82

 
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C64

 
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PCC 2000

 
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IS-11c

 
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ALTAIR 8800

 
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YIS-503 / Diabolik

 
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RAIR MICROCOMPUTER
Black Box

 
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BBC Master Compact

 
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MTX 500 /512

 
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   LATEST COMMENTS
Richard
9/24/2016
RESEARCH MACHINES LINK 480Z
In our secondary school computer lab in Banbury we had eight of these around the edges of the classroom. I''m sure we did some LOGO type programmes on them. There was an BBC Archimedes 310M in the corner running Arthur (RiscOS) and a PC emulator. We weren''t allowed to touch the Arch.

Daniel Goodland
9/22/2016
ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS  Z-171 PC
I''m trying to remember mine - I was pretty certain it was a Texas Instruments - and had a handle on the top. I know I was able to run WordPerfect 4.1 off the 5 1/4 on it. I could still turn it on when I left it (and my 8086) with the Oshawa computer museum long long ago... http://www.pcmuseum.ca/

Sebastian Blanco
9/22/2016
NCR  PC4
I am currently in process of restoring one of this system, have already installed a new vga monitor inside the case but the motherboard have a DB15 connector for the power supply i need the pinout of this connector or the shematics.

Vincenzo (Milan - Italy)
9/22/2016
ATT PC 6300
Hello,
I''m searching the Operating System for the AT$T PC6300 Plus. I mean, the original MS-DOS for the PC6300 PLUS, the Unix System V Release 2.0 (or Xenix) that was optional on this machine, including the OS Merge utility to let the MSDOS run within the Unix Environment. If anybody has floppy disks, or a working image on the hard disk, please let me know. Email is pevalcasATtin.it.
Regards.

John Lerno
9/21/2016
AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS J100 - J500
Hello Carrol. I worked with you at ATV on Daimler :)

R H SMITH
9/21/2016
SANYO  MBC-1000
I HAD A SANYO CPM COMPUTER AT ONE TIME.

I RECORDED A BUNCH OF DATA ON FLOPPY DISKS MANY YEARS AGO. i WOULD LIKE TO FIND SOMEONE WITH A CPM MACHING THAT COULD READ THE DISKS AND TRANSFER TO A DISK FOR ''WINDOWS 10'' .

IF YOU COULD REFER ME TO ANYONE ON THIS SUBJECT, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT.

R H SMITH
RHSMITH001@YAHOO.COM

David Otter
9/20/2016
SPECTRAVIDEO  SV 328
SVI-609 (SVI-605 with 10MB harddisk),

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