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   LATEST ADDITIONS
BANDAI TV Jack 5000
The TV Jack 5000 from Bandai released in 1978 is one of the first cartridge based system from Japan. It's the equivalent of european and american systems like the Hanimex SD-050, Acetronic Color TV Game, Prinztronic Micro 5500, SHG Blackpoint, Binatone Cablestar, Radofin telesports, etc. There have been tons of systems like these. The TV Jack 5000, like all these systems, use cartridges based on General Instruments chipsets which offers different games on each chip. That's why all these sy...
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...
UNIVERSUM Multispiel 2006
Basic pong system based on the popular AY-3-8500 chipset from General Instruments....
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....

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
INTEL SDK-85
Each time Intel launched a new microprocessor, they provided simultaneously a System Development Kit (SDK) allowing computer company ingineers as well as university students to introduce them to the new processor concepts and features. The SDK-85 was a complete 8085A (5 for 'first 5 Volt microprocessor') microcomputer system on a single board including ROM and RAM memory, a 24 key hexadecimal keyboard, a 6 digit LED display, I/O connections and an expansion area allowing...
AKOR TV-Boy
This very classical system-in-a-paddle is a pirate Atari VCS 2600 clone with 127 built-in games (but no cartridge slot). Produced in China, it was released under several brands (NICS in the US, SystemA in UK...) all over the world. This system was sold until recently in France by a local company : AKOR. Everything you need to have fun playing good old 2600 games (excluding the TV set) is built in the system : CPU, games, control pad. While the second version (aka TV-Boy II) needs to be connec...
TIMEX / SINCLAIR 1000
This is the US version of the Sinclair ZX-81 marketed by Timex. The main difference is that the TS 1000 has 2 KB RAM instead of the 1 KB RAM of the original ZX-81. See the ZX-81 pages for more info......
FUJITSU  FM 77 Level 4
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ATARI  65XEP / 65XEM
The 65XEP was the first portable computer Atari designed. It was first exhibited in 1985, at the CES show. With the 65XEP, Atari intended to compete with the Commodore SX-64 It was actually a portable version of the Atari 65XE including a 3.5" 360 KB disk drive, a 5" green CRT and a battery pack. The price was fixed at less than $400, but Atari never released this machine. Apparently only one prototype was built. At t...
PHILIPS  VG 8235
The Philips VG-8235 belongs to the MSX 2 standard. For its release, Philips presented the VG-8235 as the first link of their audio-video-micro concept, being able to use the newly announced CD-i system, but few VG-8235 were actually seen connected to a CD-i. It was the successor of the the short-lived VG 8230, wich only had 64K RAM and a single sided disk drive. Contrary to other MSX computers, the Philips used a custom chip for the sound i...
MBC  ALCYANE A6E
The Alcyane had a very powerful basic for files managing called Alcybase. It could use a specific version of APL. It was possible to network 2 to 4 computers together. The manufacturer was MATRA DATASYSTEM (until 1986) These computers where mainly sold with 10 MB removable 12" hard disks from CII Honneywell Bull. A multi-user system was also released, called A10. Jean Pierre Bouhot was one of the founders of MBC. The C letter came from COTTIN who went into partnership with Bouhot. ...
SMH - ALCATEL ALPHA Plus
This big computer was a wordprocessor system and had everything built-in: monitor, disk-drives and printer. The printer, mounted on top of the case, could print 30 characters per second. The wordprocessor software enabled to define tabulations, paragraphs and left/right margins. All kind of editing functions were available : delete, insert and replace characters, words, lines or paragraphs. Underlining, automatic central adjustment, tables with horizontal and vertical lines were also possi...
MATTEL ELECTRONICS  Aquarius
When the Keyboard Component project was canceled, Mattel searched in a hurry to produce a small and cheap computer. They contacted Radofin Electronics Far East, based in Hong-Kong, who was manufacturing most of the Intellivision products. Radofin had just developped a line of three Z80 based computers. Mattel decided to sell the two first under their brand. The Aquarius 1 and 2 were born. The Mattel Aquarius used a special version of the Microsoft Basic....
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...

   LATEST COMMENTS
OFER
5/25/2019
EACA  COLOUR GENIE / EG-2000
I used to own the colour genie back in the 80''s and had a 16K RAM extension. I lost my original genie long ago but recently I acquired (ebay) one (no RAM extension).
I am looking to get extension or build one.
If any one can help with technical information it will be great.
Note that I do have the Colour_Genie_Technical_Manual_1984_Lowe_Electronics
File but the information do not have complete electric diagram.

Christian
5/13/2019
FAIRCHILD Channel F
I visited a friend most hollidays who had this system...some of the games were good fun. In the uk i''m sure it was manufactured by ''Grandstand'' . My friend upgraded to a acorn electron.............

Satoshi Otsuka
5/1/2019
SEMI-TECH  Pied Piper
I used to work for the company as a design engineer after Pied Pier almost completed design phase. I enjoyed creating new designs especially graphics part using discrete components for next generation projects since no LSI solutions were available at the time. good old day.

Francis Remkiewicz
4/30/2019
AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS J100 - J500
In 1979 I worked for the IRS in Washington, DC. I convinced the IRS to sole source an AM Jacquard J500 for creating a time and attendance automated system for Headquarters, IRS. I worked with the AMfolks for over 18 months until completion. I was the first to transmit our DC data to the Data Center in Detroit over a 300 baud acoustic coupler.
That application, restructured many times is still in use by the IRS.
By the way, my 3 year old daughter learned to spell on Type-rite. Many a Saturday and Sunday she would accompany her dad to the office. Does anyone remember the heat issues with the J500? The heat in DC regardless of the A/C was a constant problem. I am glad to have been a tiny part of your history.

Cameron
4/26/2019
AMSTRAD  PPC 512 / 640
I still have one.In case with books and all cords.Except for the slew of D cell batteries one needs to have on hand if no plugs or 12v car holes are around it worked like a charm. And you can play some basic games on it.Reaaaaal basic.It is next to me right now. I like to take it to cyber cafes and plop it on a table just to see what people do and how they react.lol

Chris Appleton
4/16/2019
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
I''ve just acquired a Husky FC486, non-working. I''d love to get this functioning as I''d like to donate it to my local computer museum but (probably due to the military target market) there''s very little information on it.

It gets power, beeps three times if the digitiser is disconnected but not at all if it''s connected. The screen just shows some coloured lines and it goes no further. Anyone shed any light on where to find service manuals etc?

Pete
4/10/2019
DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
Just an add-on to Gordon''s comment that he didn''t remember if the Datapoint 1100 came in a cassette only version. It did. I programmed on such a device in the 1975-1977 time frame, and it could do amazing things for its limited hardware specs (at least as compared to the 2200).


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
BRUTAL UNLEASHED - ABOVE THE CLAW (32X) (T-8301B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Alternative Reality Technoligies (developer), Gametek (publisher) - 1995
 game - 2d - beat 'em up
ROULETTE
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - casino - gambling - roulette
PURSUIT
Arcade
Kee Games - 1974
 game - first person shooter - plane - shoot them up - war
PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING (25)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1986
 game - sport - wrestling
DAYLAXIANS
Indata Dai
Dialog Informatique - 1983
 game - shoot them up - space
WOODY POCO
Sharp X1
dB-SOFT - 1986
 game -
POP & CHIPS (16)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - platform
ROADBLASTERS (PA2036)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1990
 game - car - driving - shoot them up
AIR RAID
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game -
RUINER PINBALL (J9061E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), High Voltage Software (developer) - 1995
 game - pinball
ULTRA VORTEK (J9082E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Beyond Games (developer) - 1995
 game - 2d - beat 'em up
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NEC PC-8801
Macadamia - 1986
 game - platform
KRAZY ACE MINATURE GOLF (L204)
Atari Lynx
Telegames - 1992
 game - golf
SUBMARINE (PC-505)
Hanimex SD-050/SD-070/SD-090 systems
Hanimex - 1977
 game - naval battle - space - submarine
RAMPART (PA2102)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Tengen - 1992
 game - shoot them up

   RANDOM ADVERTS
US advert, August 19...

ATT
PC 6300

 
Motorola ad.

APPLE
MACINTOSH II

 
U.K. ad. 1984

MITSUBISHI
ML-F48 / ML-F80

 
US advert (1985?)

LAMBDA ELECTRONICS LTD
PC 8300

 
French advert (1984)

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-150

 
Last +4 sales, Apr. ...

COMMODORE
PLUS 4 - C232/264/364

 
French advert (1982)

NORTHSTAR
Horizon

 
1978 brochure #9

MSI
6800

 
French advert (jan. ...

YENO
DPC-64

 
US advert, Nov. 1985

AMPERE
WS 1

 
U.S. advert (1982)

QUASAR DATA PRODUCTS
QDP-100

 
Demo tape inlay #2

MICROKEY KFFT
PRIMO A-32

 
French advert.

MICRONIQUE
Victor / Hector 2HR / 2HR +

 
US advert

COMMODORE
SX/DX 64 - Executive computer

 
French advert (sept....

SEGA
Master System

 
US advert, Oct. 1981

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
French advert (june ...

OLIVETTI
M10

 
Charlie Chaplin #2

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
US advert Oct 1983

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
Isaac Asimov ad #1

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
Sanco brochure #1

SANCO
TPC-8300

 
UK advert (1984)

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Aquarius

 
Newbrain brochure

GRUNDY
NEW BRAIN

 
1977 advert #1

SOUTH WEST TECHNICAL PRODUCTS CORPORATION
6800

 
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