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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...
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....
IMLAC PDS-1
The Imlac PDS-1 is a graphical minicomputer made by Imlac Corporation (founded in 1968) of Needham, Massachusetts. The PDS-1 debuted in 1970 and is considered to be the predecessor of all later graphical minicomputers and modern computer workstations. The PDS-1 had a built-in display list processor and 4096 16-bit words of core RAM. The PDS-1 used a vector display processor for displaying vector graphics as opposed to the raster graphics of modern computer displays. The PDS-1 was often used with...
COMMODORE  C64 Golden Jubilee
Between 1984 (in the U.S.) and 1986 (in Germany), Commodore International celebrated the 1,000,000 machines sold mark in these respective countries by issuing special "Gold" editions of the Commodore C64. These machines were regular C64 models, except they were Golden-colored and fixed on a commemorative plate. The following information comes from Death Adder : Until December 1986, 1,000,000 Commodore 64s were sold in Germany. On this occasion, Commodore Buromaschinen GmbH (...

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DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
In the very late 1960's, 2 professors at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio came up with the idea of a high density integrated circuit which would be programmable. Its purpose would be to a programmable/adaptable physical interface. They took this circuit design to various IC manufacturers and were turned down by all of the existing IC manufacturers. The reason? The chip was too specialized and would never have enough widespread applicability to be financially worth developing. Hav...
AVT ELECTRONICS Comp 2
This is quite a rare computer ! It was conceived by a dutch company called AVT Electronics. AVT is short for Alex van Tienhoven, then the owner of the company. This computer was made in Korea as per AVT's design... This obscure system is Apple II compatible (hardware & software), hence the "Comp2" name. The system is composed of a separate keyboard and a big case housing two 5''1/4 disk-drives, the mainboard and 8 expansion slots. Seven of these slots are Apple compatible and the last one ...
JUPITER CANTAB  Jupiter Ace
The Jupiter ACE looks very similar to the Sinclair ZX 81. Actually, the designers of this computer, Richard Altwasser and Steven Vickers, played a major role in creating the Sinclair Spectrum. The ACE is very similar to the ZX 81, but has some extra features: it has a user port, and it can generate sound (the ZX 81 can't). It can also use RAM expansion modules for the ZX 81 smaller than 64KB via a small adapter. Its most significant ...
SHARP  PC-3101
The Sharp 3101 was sold with a monochrome screen, an Epson printer and double 5.25" floppy drive. It was possible to connect up to 8 drives. It also sports a battery-backed clock. Another model was launched a little while later: the Sharp 3200, which had the "standard" text screen size (80 columns and 25 lines)....
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS-80 Model 200
The Tandy 200 was an evolution of the successful Tandy 100. It offered more RAM and a bigger display. The computer was powered by internal batteries, providing up to 16 hours(!) of use. A lot of utilities were in ROM: a telecommunication program (telcom) which used the built-in modem, MSPLAN spreadsheet (light version of Multiplan), text editor, calendar, address book and BASIC Programming Language. 3.5" floppy disk drives could be connected via the RS-232....
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY  LASER 128 / 128EX / 128EX2
The Laser 128 EX is the successor of the Laser 3000. Like the 3000, it is fully compatible with the Apple II computer, but has enhanced features. Video Technology designed its own Apple II compatible ROM (Apple lost a lawsuit challenging it), this ROM holds an Applesoft compatible version of the BASIC. The "Open Apple" and "Closed Apple" keys have been replaced with "Open Triangle" and "Closed Triangle" keys. The 128EX/2's V...
IASIS ia-7301
The IASIS ia-7301, also called 'Computer in a Book' is a training computer, based on the Intel 8080 microprocessor. It was delivered with a 250 pages programming course (contained in a 3-ring binder), but without any power supply. User had to buy it as an option ! Basic version offered 1 Kb of ROM holding the monitor, 1 Kb of RAM and two I/O ports. Programs were saved through a standard tape recorder. An optional expander board allowed to add standard cards (S100 bus ?) to increase memory siz...
AMPERE  WS 1
This was a very unique system with an extraordinary design. It was conceived by Ampere and produced by Nippon-Shingo in 1985. Sadly, it failed the US FCC certification tests and so was not available on the US market, which helps explain why it is so rare nowadays (along with its high price and narrow-targeted market)... One of the main characteristics of the Ampere WS-1 was the use of the APL programming language : an interpreted language extremely synthetic and very rich. APL ...
SANYO  MBC-1200 / 1250
The MBC-1200 and MBC-1250 are two 8-bit CP/M machines intended for business market. They were the first Sanyo business machines to have graphics capability. They feature a high-resolution 640 X 400 dot matrix for graphic displays or a 40 line X 80 character text mode. The auxiliary CPU ensures high speed execution of graphics, while the detachable ergonomic keyboard and coiled cable enhance ease of use. There was no difference between the 1200 and 1250 models except that they left the fac...
BRITISH MICRO Mimi 802 / 803 / 804
Nearly nothing is known about these obscure CP/M systems. The technical info is related to the Mimi 802, and the picture illustrates a Mimi 803...
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Mimi's at Leicester Polytechnic, by Rob Seaward: I used one of these at Leicester Polytechnic around 1981/82. We used to have a lab full of these for students - we were learning FORTRAN and were lectured by Roger Hutty who wrote a very good book in the subject. I...


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Magazine cover

GRID
GridCase

 
Tandy 1988 catalog

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000 SX

 
Swedish advert

COMMODORE
C64

 
Japanese advertiseme...

NATIONAL
CF-2000

 
U.S. ad #1 (1982)

COLUMBIA DATA PRODUCTS
MPC

 
U.K. ad. (Aug. 86)

AMSTRAD
CPC 6128

 
1977 Advert

VECTOR GRAPHICS
Vector 1

 
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CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
Baked Apple

APPLE
APPLE II+

 
French advert

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
Advert

APPLE
APPLE III

 
French advert (may 1...

CASIO
FX-702P

 
Japanese advert

CANON
X-07

 
French advert (april...

AMSTRAD
PC 1512

 
French advert. page ...

SYMAG INFORMATIQUE
Micromachine 4000

 
Advert #2

PRAVETZ
IMKO-1/2 & Pravetz 82

 
French advert (july ...

ATARI
65 / 130 XE

 
french advert (may 1...

ORDISOR
PCC 2000

 
Jacquard systems

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
Official flyer (rect...

MYARC
Geneve 9640

 
U.S. advert (1977)

NORTHSTAR
Horizon

 
UK advert

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
French advert #4

CANON
X-07

 
French advert (1982)

SHARP
MZ 80A - MZ 1200

 

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pc macdonald
5/21/2017
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9836
Iused the 9816/216, and the 9836 to program custom applications in HPBASIC for my customers who purchased HP vibration measurement products. That language was designed from the ground up to control instruments over the HPIB/GPIB interface that HP invented, and also over other interfaces. The big drawback of this language (which can run as a Windows application nowadays) is the lack of support for STRUCTURES, which can make programming a large, multi channeled system a real pain in the neck. I later ran HP VISTA,HP SINE, and SDRC software on the Series 300 systems under HPUX to make multi channel input/output vibration measurements on the HP3565S hardware. We are talking about testing satelites or aircraft with four to six input shakers, and hundreds of simultaneous acceleration response channels.

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5/20/2017
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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5/17/2017
OHIO SCIENTIFIC  Superboard II
I have my original Superboard II on the wall in the shed. It no longer works due to Mr Rat releaving him self on the pcb. I had the hand soldered 64x40 character, 512x320 pixel graphics option. i have the work notes to go the mod somewhere. i will have a mint condition C1P and Orange ''green screen'' CRT $-)

Sean
5/17/2017
NEC  PC 8201A
I still have one in working condition. However, manual, accessories like the cable and program tape are long gone.

Helwie44
5/14/2017
ITT  3030
Hallo wer kann mir Unterlagen und cp/m Disketten ( ev. .IMD, .RAW...) von der ITT3030 zu kommen lassen kan?
Die Maschine wurde ja von sks Steinmetz- Krischke- Systeme, Karlruhe für ITT entwickelt..
Meine kleine Sammlung:
http://www.waltroper-aufbruch.de/Archiv/AlphatronicP2.php

Helwie44

Marcus
5/13/2017
NANO  SKS 2500
Hi, I also have this little beautiful Box here in my collection - unfortunately without any Disks at all - so it''s a useless brick :-(

Could anyone provide me with some Systemdisks/Copies? Mail me at: marcus AT marnoweb DOT de

I couldn''t get any more Infos or Files for this little beauty - nowhere around the whole Web.

Regards, Marcus

Alan
5/12/2017
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS 80 MODEL I
I remember Christmas morning that we found the TRS 80 under the tree. I did my first computer graphics on it doing point graphing a few years later and even wrote my own game after a while.

I will have to ask my Dad what happened to it, its probably just in the attic somewhere next to an atari (what we really wanted that Christmas).

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