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   LATEST ADDITIONS
BANDAI Arcadia
The Bandai Arcadia, is the same system as the Emerson Arcadia 2001, but sold in Japan. Please see this entry for more detailed informations. The Arcadia 2001 clones includes : Advision Home Arcade (France), Bandai Arcadia (Japan), GiG Electronics Leonardo (Italy), Hanimex HMG-2650, Leisure-Dynamics Leisure-Vision, Intercord XL 2000 system, Eduscho / Tchibo Tele-Fever, etc... It...
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...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
THOMSON  MO5 E
The Thomson MO5E was first revealed at the "Hannover Messe" (Germany) in april 1985. It was a big suprise for the french press as no-one ever heard of this system before. The MO5E ("E" presumably for Exportation) was reserved for Germany and more generaly for foreign markets. Quite surprising when you know that while Thomson was selling this system to Germans and other countries, French could only buy the first version of the MO5 with rubber keys, external power s...
MERLIN M4000
The BT Merlin M4000 is a very obscure computer from the mid 1980s. It is allegedly based on the Logica Kennett, and should not be confused with the BT Merlin Tonto which is a rebadged ICL OPD. The exact application of M4000 is unknown, but it was almost certainly developed for internal use by BT and never sold on the open market. It could have been used in conjunction with System X telephone exchanges. ________
PALLADIUM Tele-Play SR
The main feature of this pong is of course its car racing game! Few systems offered this at the time, so it was a strong commercial advantage. We have not been able to open the system yet, so we don't know which chip it uses. It could be the F4301 from Omnetics or the AY-3-8603 from General Instruments. Can anyone confirm?...
HONEYWELL DDP-516
The Series 16 computers were originally designed by Computer Control Company, which was then bought by Honeywell in 1966. Series 16 computers were used in a wide range of applications. Many were used in computer control applications, and many educational establishments used them as general purpose computers. The most prominent application of them relates to the origins of the internet. The DDP-516 was used as the basis of "Interface Message Processors" or IMPs that were used to connect t...
IBM  PC Portable - Model 5155
This computer was the portable version of the PC XT. It was also the second IBM's "transportable" computer. The first one was the IBM 5100, the first personal portable computer ever built that was released in September 1975 The OS was the PC-DOS 2.1, first delivered with the PC Junior. The portable was equipped with a 9'' amber screen which could display texts and graphics. It offered 7 extension slots, 5 being free (4 shorts and only 1 long). The ...
NEC  TK 80
The NEC TK 80 is a 8080-cpu Training Kit (hence the "TK") computer sold at the end of the 70's. It is considered the first japanese home-computer. It was firstly aimed at technicians, but it met a great success with first computer hobbyists. It was often sold as a kit. The systems is directly programmed in machine-code through the hexadecimal keyboard. There are 9 "function" keys on this keyboard : RET, RUN, STORE DATA, LOAD DATA, RESET, ADRS SET, READ INCR, READ DECR, WRITE INCR. Informatio...
POPPY 9017 - Colour TV Game
Though this it looks like a common European pong system, the Poppy 9017 is quite particular for it offers 4 pongs games, 2 shooting games AND 4 motor cycle games in the same case... wow The 4 classic pongs games (Tennis, Soccer, Squash, Practice) and 2 shooting games (Moving target, S.L. Target) are almost certainly offered by the General Instrument AY-3-8512 chipset. The shooting games are only playable with the optional light gun. The 4 motor cycle games (Drag race, Stunt Cycle, Motor Cross...
INTEL (GERMANY) Super Tele-Sport (D-688/36)
This is a very common european system. It was released by numerous manufacturers such as Intel (Germany), Asaflex, Univox, Sportron, Interstate and others. The case can be black or white and the controllers can change. It has big orange buttons and large game selection wheel. It was released in 1977 and uses the popular AY-3-8500 chip grom General Instruments offering the 4 classic pong games : Hockey, Tennis, Squash and Squash practice. Another version...
OSBORNE CORP.  OSBORNE 1
The Osborne 1 is one of the first portable computers but needs external power source. Its name comes from Adam Osborne, the man who made this computer a reality (not quite true, see end of the text). It has a very small built-in screen (8.75 x 6.6 cm, which can display 128 columns!!) and weighs more than 10 Kg. The first models couldn't display more than 52 columns by line, so to access to the 76 other columns, the user had to scroll among the screen thanks to the cursor keys. It works un...
APPLE  MACINTOSH SE
The Apple Macintosh SE was launched in 1987 at same time as the Macintosh II. It was an enhanced version of the Macintosh 128 and the Macintosh Plus. It had almost the same specifications as the latter, and unlike the Mac plus, it had an extension slot (which was not compatible with the NUBUS slots of the Macintosh II). A little trivia: the ROM used only 89 KB of...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Legend Chen
10/12/2019
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY  LASER 310
Same as MagNet. I was about 10 in 1988 when my father, chief engineer of a local computer factory, brought me a LASER 310 from Hong Kong. That was one of my best childhood memories ever since. The BASIC language, the official demo cassette including a very attractive game, and the whole configuration that needs several minutes to set up.

Pierre
10/11/2019
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
Having been Sirius S1 user for years, it had an Intel 8086 microprocessor, not a 8088. Other wise, could it be CP/M86 compatible ?

shawn
10/9/2019
RAIR MICROCOMPUTER Black Box
I got a few old polaroids of rair people, if any bod want copy''s, leave a contact here or something.
I will look back here some time when :-)

Paul Giers
10/7/2019
SYSTEM FORMULET INC.  BUBCOM 80
The bubble memory cartridges measured approximately 3" x 2" x 1", fully enclosed except for the bottom, where the connector was recessed in the cartridge housing (similar to a gaming cartridge). I have no idea what the insides of a cartridge look like (too expensive to break open!), so I don''t know what the ''bubble'' in ''bubble memory'' really referred to.

Paul Giers
10/7/2019
SYSTEM FORMULET INC.  BUBCOM 80
I owned one a Bubcom80 as a Monbusho Scholar at Kyoto University from 1983-85. I used it to pre-process survey data on social networks and access to legal resources as part of a study of women''s litigation behavior (or lack thereof). The data eventually went in to the University mainframe as a 3-ft long stack of punch cards.
The two expansion slots held 32kb bubble memory cartridges, which if I remember correctly served essentially as RAM. Each of the 2 8" floppy drives dwarfed modern desktop towers is size and weight.
I brought the darn thing back to the States with me (it took up almost half my shipping allotment) and lugged it around for many years before discarding it. Man, do I wish I had kept it to show my grandchildren!

Paul J. Giers Jr
Charlotte, NC

vip_tech
10/4/2019
SONY  Series 35 Model 10
I worked for a Sony Business dealer and repaired these as well as the larger Model 35''s and printers, which were actually NEC printers. They used a modified CPM language. The displays were beautiful black type on a white background. Looked like a sheet of paper. The main problems I remember were the floppy drives constantly broke.

Tom Kollien
9/30/2019
RADOFIN ELECTRONICS LIMITED AQUARIUS 2
I recently rummaged through my basement and stumbled upon one of these that I''ve owned since it was new! I didn''t remember what it was and was shocked to see that it was such a rare machine...
Unfortunately I only found the machine+PSU and 2 manuals. :(
I don''t really know what to do with it so consider selling it to finance some other project. I''m going to open it up and see how the insides are, but externally it''s almost like brand new from what I can see.
(I hope this site sends notifications...)


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
STARHAWK
Arcade
Cinematronics - 1977
 game - 3d - shoot them up - space - star wars - vector graphics
PACAR (G-1020)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - car - maze
ULTRA PONG
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
DRAGON BALL (27)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1986
 game - dragon ball - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
ARMOR ATTACK
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
 game - maze - shoot them up - tank - vector graphics - war
1941 - COUNTER ATTACK (HC91048)
NEC Super Grafx
Capcom, Hudson Soft - 1991
 game - plane - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
ASTRO COMMAND (#9)
Epoch Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1983
 game - horizontal scrolling - shoot them up - space
WONDER BOY (C-69)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1986
 game - platform
SKI
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - skiing - sport
TENNIS
Magnavox Odyssey 400
Magnavox - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
CATCH
Atari Super Pong (C140)
Atari - 1976
 game - ball and paddle
SPACE DESTROYERS (MG1013)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
 game - shoot them up - space
CLEAN SWEEP (VT3303)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
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 game - maze
BRUTAL SPORTS FOOTBALL (JA100)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Millennium, Telegames (publisher), Teque - 1994
 game - sport
SUPER SKWEEK (PA2100)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Loriciel (developer) - 1991
 game -

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French ad (dec. 1983...

SELCOM
Lemon II

 
U.K. ad (Apr. 86)

THORN EMI
WREN

 
US advert.

TIMEX / SINCLAIR
1000

 
UK advert Sept. 1983

EPSON
QX 10

 
First C-10 ad

CROMEMCO
C10

 
U.K. ad. 1984

ATARI
600 / 800 XL

 
1978 brochure #14

MSI
6800

 
Sord Brochure #2

SORD
M-100ACE

 
U.S. ad. (Jun. 83)

COMPUPRO
System 816

 
U.S. advert (1982)

QUASAR DATA PRODUCTS
QDP-100

 
French advert

ACORN COMPUTER
ATOM

 
German leaflet #2

SHARP
MZ-3500

 
US advert #5 (1979)

ATARI
800

 
US advert

COMMODORE
SX/DX 64 - Executive computer

 
US advert, August 19...

ATT
PC 6300

 
Promo pic #6

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
French ad (may 1984)

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Victor ad #3 (1982)

SIRIUS COMPUTER
Victor 9000 / Sirius 1

 
New Zeland advert (1...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL II

 
U.S. ad #2 (1982)

PANASONIC
HHC

 
French advert

MBC
Alcyane

 
French advert (1982)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
Aborted advert

IMSAI
8048

 
German advert

BIT CORPORATION
BIT 90

 
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