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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
R.F.T. KC 85/4
The KC85/4 was the last one of the KC85/x series. Although it doesn’t look quite different, some internals changed. The whole design changed a bit, and software which used to access hardware directly, sometimes didn’t work any longer, as some addresses changed. Also, memory was expanded to 64 KB, and the whole memory could be used by software. The ROM increased to 20 KB. The CAOS system offered printer support for most of the available GDR printer models. There are two expansion slots, whi...
ISOT EC-1035
Very little information about this Bulgarian mainframe used by big East European companies as an industrial or information management system. It was partially compatible with IBM mainframe and could also share programs and data with the russian Minsk-32. It could run in multiprogram mode thanks to its virtual memory. The ISOT brand name means 'State Economic Alliance' Thanks to Bojidar Stefanov for information and picture....
ACORN COMPUTER  BBC Model A / B / B+
The Acorn BBC model A was the successor of the Acorn Atom and its first name was Acorn Proton. It was a very popular computer in the UK and was widely used in schools, but it didn't have great success elsewhere (even though it did have great features, it was too expensive). The Model A lacked some of the connectors of the Model B/B+ (User port, Tube, ...) on the underside. This computer got its name because in 1980, the BBC decided to start a ...
SHARP  X68000 XVI
The X68000 16 is the successor of the X68000 Super and Super HD. It has new features : 16 MHz instead of 10 MHz (though it can still operate at 10 Mhz) and a new version of the Operating system and its GUI....
TRIOS MICRO SYSTEMS MicroMate PMC 101
Also called the PMC 101, this PMC MicroMate is a small CP/M computer that "extends" a dumb terminal into a full blown computer. The case is the size of a full height floppy drive, and contains a half height 5 1/4" floppy drive as well as the Z80 computer itself. The system also has stickers on it indicating it was either sold by or OEM'ed by Trios Micro Systems. It comes with 2 CP/M v3.0 boot disks: one for 9600 baud and one for 300 baud. Communications to the terminal is software selectable ...
KAYPRO Robie
The Kaypro Robie was presented at the Las Vegas Comdex in 1984. It was the first non-portable Kaypro machine. Except from its strange case design, the main feature of the Robie was that it had two 2.6 Mb floppy drives. Apart from that, the motherboard was basically the same as the Kaypro 4, with a 300 baud modem, rough graphics, real-time clock, etc. Thanks to LaVerne Kreklau for most of the pictures
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OHIO SCIENTIFIC  CHALLENGER II
This computer is based on the MODEL 500 CPU board. It is actually a Super Kit (see Model 500) assembled with a cassette interface and a keyboard. OHIO Scientific presented two enhanced versions of the Challenger IIP : the Challenger II Disk Systems and the Challenger III. The Disk System version came with 16 KB of RAM (expandable to 192 KB)instead of ROM BASIC and one or two 8'' F.D. drives. The disk BASIC was automatically loaded ...
ROBOTRON KC 87
The KC87 is the successor of the KC85/1. The main difference between the two systems is the built-in BASIC interpreter. Thus it was software and hardware compatible to its predecessor. This model existed in two different versions: KC87.30 and KC87.31. Latter had the RGB option already included. Text and info kindly provided by Stefan Goehler....
EXXON 500 Series
Exxon Computer Division, a branch of the Exxon Oil Company, sold this computer in the U.S.A and Europe. This computer was built in 1982. The system is composed of CPU box, monitor, dual disk drives and a keyboard. It was delivered withe software on 5.2 disks, manuals, training materials. This office computer was primarily a word processor with calenders, ticklers and file sharing capabilities. It ran on the Z-80 chipset with a 64 KB architecture running a CPM like OS. In some regards it i...
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9810
The HP-9810 was the successor of the HP-9100. Although it kept software compatibility, its internal hardware organisation was completely different. The core memory was replaced with volatile MOS RAM chips and the display used the new technology of 7-segment light emitting diodes (LED) instead of cathode-ray tube. Arithmetic routines were stored in ROM and user programs in RAM. Several RAM extensions, specialized ROM modules and peripherals (paper tape reader/puncher, line printer, mea...

   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
200X
Gakken Compact Vision TV-Boy
Gakken - 1983
 game - maze - shoot them up - tank
SUPER MAHJONG (04)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - mahjong - mind games
CHACK'N POP (C-52)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega, Taito - 1985
 game - platform
LUPIN III (08)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - platform
CENTIPEDE (PROTOTYPE)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Shadowsoft Inc. - year unknown
 game - prototype - shoot them up
DODGE IT (VIDEOCART-16)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game -
GALAXY INVASION
Tandy TRS-80
Big Five Software - 1980
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - shoot them up - space
BATTLEZONE 2000 (PA2088)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Hand Made Software (developer) - 1993
 game - 3d - shoot them up - tank
TABLE TENNIS
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - ball and paddle - ping pong - sport - table tennis - tennis
TENNIS
Odyssey 100
Magnavox - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
SHADOW SQUADRON (32X) (84509)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1995
 game - flight sim - shoot them up - space
MANOIR DU DOCTEUR GENIUS , LE
Oric compatible systems
Loriciels - 1984
rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2rating is 2
 game - 3d - adventure - haunted - text interface
CHAMPION GOLF (G-1005 / C-05)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Logitec, Sega - 1983
 game - golf - sport
HYDROSUB:2021
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game - lightgun - shooting gallery - submarine
ISSURAL - THE STORY OF CALVAN
Sharp X1
Dempa, Freedom Soft - 1988
 game - role playing game

   RANDOM ADVERTS
1978 brochure #14

MSI
6800

 
Advert from New Zeal...

IMSAI
8080

 
German ad #4

SHARP
MZ 700

 
French advert #2 (ju...

OLIVETTI
M24

 
PC-60

COMMODORE
PC Compatible systems

 
Japanese ad

IBM
PC JX

 
German brochure #2

ATARI
STACY

 
Italian ad

COMMODORE
CBM 500 / 600 Series

 
Japanese advert

NEC
Compo BS/80

 
U.K. ad (Aug. 1986)

SPECTRAVIDEO
SVI 738 - X'press

 
Xerox range, August ...

XEROX
6085

 
U.S. advert (1982)

SEATTLE COMPUTER
Gazelle

 
US advert (1984)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000

 
French (stupid) prom...

ORIC
ATMOS

 
US advert, September...

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 3000

 
Z-2 1977 advert

CROMEMCO
Z-2

 
Japanese advert

SONY
SMC 777 - 777C

 
Jupiter brochure #1

JUPITER CANTAB
Jupiter Ace

 
Mail order

THOMSON
TO 7

 
Altair 'mobile' cour...

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Ohio brochure

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
CHALLENGER III

 
U.S. ad #3 (1983)

NORTHSTAR
Advantage

 
5500 advert (Jan. 19...

I.S.T.C. (INFORMATIC SYSTČMES TÉLÉCOM)
5000

 
Dutch advert

COMMODORE
PET 2001

 
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