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 DOS commands built-in to control the disk drives.
Options advertised were:
- CP/M, Cobol, Fortran, Basic compiler languages
- 10 MB hard disk
- wordprocessor software
The PCC 2000 was originaly called the MITS 300/15 and renamed to reflect the Pertec brand. This machine replaced the MITS Altair S-100 computers.
@Jaco Engelbrecht, is your grandma still alive? i mean, should i congratulate you on inheriting it already ? :) BTW, wanna sell it out?
Thursday 7th May 2015
My grandma has a PCC 2000, Though it''s labelled as a Philips P3000. It definitely is a PCC 2000 though. But, this being South-Africa, we had sanctions and stuff, and companies would do things like this to get around it. I checked the forum and it looks pretty much dead... Actually wanted to ask about the P3000 on it, until I found this
I''ll inherit it one day. Right now, it''s in her garage roof. Just got a chance to see it, and took a few pics. Sadly, due to the weight, I never got the opportunity to boot her up. Will possibly only be there again in December, 5 months away...
It should still work. No physical damage. Can''t wait to try boot it up...
Saturday 12th July 2014
Jaco Engelbrecht (South Africa)
I was a Pertec dealer in the late 70''s when it was introduced, programming and installing small business applications. I never sold a CP/M version. My interest was the MTX operating system, which was a very small multi-user system with Business BASIC. It support 5-users in only 64K memory, where 4-users were dumb terminals. The language was a clone of the very popular mini-computer OS from MAI Basic Four sold during the 60''s and 70''s. The 10MB disk drive was the size of a washing machine, with 5MB fixed and 5MB removable platter. I installed several of these, but most clients did not require more than the two diskette drives built into the unit. It was five years before the IBM PC was introduced, which I also sold through my Computerland store, but the Pertec was a much more advanced computer because of the MTX OS and Business BASIC.
Saturday 26th May 2012
Dan E. (NV / USA)
END OF PRODUCTION
BUILT IN LANGUAGE
Full-stroke QWERTY keyboard with editing and numeric keypads. 12 function keys
64 KB (up to 1MB)
SIZE / WEIGHT
BUILT IN MEDIA
2 x 8'' floppy disk-drives (500 KB/axis)
MTX (multi-user operating system), CP/M optional
Built-in power supply
10 MB hard disks, floppy disk drives, dumb terminals, printers