The Oric Telestrat is the successor of the Oric 1 and Oric Atmos with which it is compatible. It was launched some months after Oric was bought by Euréka, a French company in 1985.
It was designed especially for telecommunications, like the Goupil 2, the Thomson TO-9+ or the Exeltel. It was designed to be used with the Minitel (French videotext terminal): it has a special ROM (8 KB) enabling the Telestrat to act as a videotext server.
A 3" floppy disk drive was available (400 KB) which run under StradSED (the Oric operating system, compatible with the old Oric DOS).
Several ROM cartridges were developed for this machine: Midi software (unreleased), Hyper Basic (compiled basic), Telematic Basic (designed for telecommunications), etc...
BUILT IN LANGUAGE
None (Basic on cartridge)
AZERTY mechanical keyboard 57 keys
40 x 28
240 x 200
AY-3-8912 chipset; 3 channels, 8 octaves
SIZE / WEIGHT
34,8 x 26 x 7,1 cm
RGB video output (Scart), Parallel / Centronics port, Serial RS232s port, 2 Joystick sockets (Atari standard), Tape-recorder, Disk-drive port, Midi sockets, Expansion port (same as Atmos), Minitel plug (serial 1200/75 bauds)
BUILT IN MEDIA
Disk-drive controller built-in, for Microdisc 3'' disk drive
Stratsed (Sedoric compatible)
Diskdrive, printers, cartridges, ...
608 (France, september 86) 907 with color monitor (France, september 86)