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Personal Mini PM/4T

The Mini PM/4T was the multi-user version of the Televideo PC compatible. A video terminal was used for interfacing directly to the system.

The InfoShare Operating System can run many multi-user programs or execute most single-user MS-DOS programs.

The PM/4T can be linked to up to four computers (PCs or Televideo's PM Workstation [a terminal]).

It was sold for $6000, and a 16-user version was available at $9000.
A $99 card was required to connect each PC to the system.

Igor Pronin reports :
I was one of the first users in Finland. Infoshare Operating System was actually Novell Netware. In the begining it was version 1 or 1.1 but it was soon upgraded to 1.2. As a server running programs off the server, it was faster than from a local hard disk of a 12 MHz AT.

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The TeleVideo PM4 was one of the first dedicated fileservers. It could serve up to 4 IBM (compatible) Pc''s.
As a server running infoshare (indeed the earliest version of Novell) is could handle record and file locking.

I know because, as technical support manager at that time, I introduced this system in Middle and Northern Europe.

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Thursday 29th May 2014
dop hegger (Netherlands)

Came across this site- great. Sold over $10MM of Televideo-INFOSHARE (aka NOVELL) in Canada- few believe me when I tell them that infoshare 1.0 was the original NOVELL! Also sold 1,000 ALTOS Xenix/Unix CPU's a few years later- another great system!(from Dave Jackson-ex Dec) good luck! Stu

          
Sunday 1st January 2006
Stuart (Montreal)
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I recently picked up a pm/16t I believe. Haven't tested it yet, came with a few disks. Hope I'll be able to image them properly. E-mail me if you have one or whatever. Better yet join the yahoo group.

          
Wednesday 20th July 2005
Chris (New Jersey)
Tandy 2000 yahoo group

 

NAME  Personal Mini PM/4T
MANUFACTURER  Televideo
TYPE  Professional Computer
ORIGIN  U.S.A.
YEAR  1984
KEYBOARD  Unknown
CPU  Zilog Z80A + Intel 80186
CO-PROCESSOR  N/A
RAM  1024 KB (some systems may have more or less memory)
VRAM  N/A
ROM  Unknown
TEXT MODES  Unknown
GRAPHIC MODES  Unknown
COLORS  Unknown
SOUND  Unknown
SIZE / WEIGHT  Unknown
I/O PORTS  RS 232C (Two) - RS 422 (Serial port - Four) - Centronics
BUILT IN MEDIA  5.25'' disk-drive
OS  InfoShare OS (OEM version of Netware)
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in PSU
PRICE  $6000


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