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 will need more storage capacities and much more flexibility at the external storage solutions.
For the 1600/20 as well as the 1600/30 models were new 64 KB chipset modules available which extended the RAM to a maximum of 1 MB.
Software on the 1600 systems had the focus on the classic office computing (EDP). The standard package was called "TABS 1600" and included applications like, payroll accounting, stock management. But also, there were applications for special businesses available.
The pricing of the 1600 family started at 13.000 DM (German Mark) for a single system up to 250.000 DM for a "Multi-user-dialogue-system".
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Around 1985 I had been working on a TA1630 machine which had an operating system called TAXO (Triumph Adler Extended Operating system) on it. It was a TI990 look-like minicomputer, we developed COBOL applications with a text editor called TED (I have rewritten it on UNIX/TANIX/Xenix machines later to be used by the customers using TA1630).
Sunday 13rd November 2016
Balazs Csizmazia (Hungary)
In the early 1980s I was Sales Assistant and Customer Supporter for the TA 1600 Series. As I remember, the 1600-10 had 2 Floppies 5 1/4 inch, the -20 2 Floppies 8 inch and the -30 1 8 inch Floppy plus Winchester drive 40 Mb. There still are some manuals and booting Floppies with "JDL" Job Description Language at my home office $)
Saturday 28th July 2012
I was the UK Sales and Marketing Manager for TA Computers in the 1980s. There were 3 models: The TA1600-10, TA1600-20 and TA1600-30. The 1600-10 had 2 floppies(8inch) and the 1600-20 a winchester drive 20Mb I seem to remember. These 2 models were single user and in the UK we had the BOS operating system and business applications ported to them. The 1600-30 was based on the TI990 mini computer processor and was a multi user rack mount system that used a TA version of the Texas Instruments mini computer operating system.
Thursday 26th July 2012
Mike Borshell (UK)
BUILT IN LANGUAGE
Kind of mechanical keyboard ?
Amber monitor delivered by default. Colour features unknown