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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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 (...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
TANDY RADIO SHACK  Color Computer 3
The "TANDY Color Computer 3" followed the Color Computer 2. The CoCo3 came with 128K RAM, an analog RGB video port, enhanced 640x192 graphics capability, a 64-color palette and much more. (All ports contained on the CoCo 1 and 2 models were also available on the CoCo3, e.g. RS-232 serial, cassette, right and left joystick and a 40-pin expansion slot.) The built-in Language, named Disk Extended Color Basic 2.1, was a Microsoft BASIC with enhancements by Mic...
OLYMPIA  BOSS
The Olympia Boss was developed an build in Germany and France (assembled in the Olympia Bueromaschinenwerk, either Wilhelmshaven or Munich). Olympia was Germany's most respected and advanced typewriter and desktop calculator company at that time. But, they couldn't hold the pace of the upcoming office-computer industry and fell back. Several models were marketed : - Boss A: two 5.25" FDD of 128 kb each, - Boss B: two 5.25" FDD of 256 kb each, - Boss C: two 5.25" FDD o...
ACORN COMPUTER  ABC 110
The ABC 110 had essentially the same technical features as the Cambridge Workstation ABC 210 apart from the main processor, which was a Z80 card instead of the 32016 card. It also had a 10 MB hard disk instead of 20 MB. Thanks to Chris Whytehead for info and pictures. ...
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS  DS990
This DS990/1 system was the basic model of the DS990 series which was also comprised of the 990/2, 990/4, 990/10 and 990/12 models. They were targeted as multi-user business systems, and ran the DX10 then the DNOS (Distributed Network Operating System) OS's. The 990/1 was the only version including its own video display, although up to three serial dumb video terminals could be connected as well. Other versions had a separate main unit managing several terminals, m...
HOLBORN 9100
The Holborn System 9100/9200 computer was a Dutch product ("born in Holland") consisting of a science-fiction style desk-top display/keyboard unit, a processor box with two or four 8" floppy drives and a printer. The processor was a Z80 with 64k of address space, making it necessary to apply bank-switching. There were two versions : the larger one used a proprietary multi-user operating system, one feature of which was the use of a lightpen for much the same purposes as today's mouse. The sma...
SHARP  X68000 Super / Super HD
The X68000 Super is the successor of the X68000 Expert II and X68000 Pro II. The Sharp X68000 Super and the Super HD had both the same co-processor, an Intel based AMD clone Banchu Cammago 4007. The system a SCSI Hard-disk interface instead of the SASI....
TESLA PMD-85
The PMD-85 was a Czechoslovakian personal computer based on the MHB 8080A processor and manufactured by slovakian company Tesla Bratislava. Several versions were available: - PMD-85-1 (most common) - PMD-85-2 (better keyboard and software) - PMD-85-2A (new motherboard) - PMD-85-3 (new motherboard again, pictured) - Mato (kit of a clone in a smaller case) This machine was well known among kids and fans for its presence in schools in 80's. ...
DRAGON DATA LTD  MSX-64
The Dragon MSX computer was announced in mid 85, one year after EuroHard S.A. bought the Dragon Data Company. It was made by Radofin, an Hong Kong company which also designed the Mattel Aquarius computers. It was a standard MSX-1 computer. Although Radofin delivered about 500 pieces, the MSX-64 never reached the dealer shelves because of Eurohard bankruptcy rumors. All of the MSX-64 production, as well as other Dragon prototypes were later given to Eurohard ...
COMMODORE  Amiga 600HD
The Amiga 600HD is exactly the same as the standard A600 with the exception of a built-in 2.5" hard drive, hence the HD tag. A number of different packages were available with hard drive sizes ranging from 20 to 80 MB....
AMSTRAD  NC 200
The NC200, was the last model of the NC series which was comprised of the NC 100 and NC 150. It was a very much smarter, more professional design, with a larger fold-out screen - offering 80 columns by 16 lines - a built-in 3Ż inch, 720 kilobyte floppy disk drive for storage, but at a heftier price tag of ú329. It also had a spreadsheet, which the NC100 did not, as well as twice as much built-in memory at 128 kilobytes....

   LATEST COMMENTS
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).

Michael Teggin
4/1/2019
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
If anyone has a old Husky from pre 1984 then I’d love to purchase one. Thanks to Alex for reminding everyone my job at 16 without qualifications and an education behind me! Did give me a great grounding with some great people I ‘seeved’ Didn’t do to bad taking over the whole of service and Operations and now mixing it with the directors and board of JLR! :)

Thanks to Husky Computers I got an education and a desire to progress in industry. Brilliant times and sadly missed in Coventry!

Skel
3/24/2019
APPLE  APPLE IIgs
The Apple IIgs was one of the biggest blunders Apple ever did! The Machine had an amazing graphics ability, fantastic sound system, the disk drives were whisper quiet and fast, the computer''s appearance on the desktop was pleasing, backward compatibility, and it''s operating system was the forerunner to the modern Mac one. A lot of care and time went into engineering this beast.

There was just one problem - the blunder was not the fault of the machine. NO, the problem was: Apple''s management was not interested in pushing it and preferred the Mac instead! BIG MISTAKE, if this had become the Mac, they would probably have millions and millions of more Mac users today! Such a waste!

I remember in my senior year in high school, the computer science department had brought in a whole room of these. The Apple IIgs was just better than the first few versions of the Mac at the time and we all preferred to use the IIgs than the Macs! I learned Pascal on the IIgs. I still have fond memories of this computer!


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
ENGINE ANALYZER
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 misc - science
HUSTLE CHUMY (G-1035)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Compile - 1984
 game - platform
DOUBLE DRAGON V - THE SHADOW FALLS (21941)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari, Tradewest, Williams - 1995
 game - 2d - beat 'em up
DIRTY LARRY - RENEGADE COP (PA2077)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - beat 'em up - platform - police
EVOLUTION - DINO DUDES (J9006)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Imagitec Design (developer) - 1994
 game - cavemen - puzzle
STAR CASTLE (VT3109)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 game - shoot them up - space - vector graphics
SHOOTING GALLERY
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - lightgun - shooting gallery
SOLAR QUEST (VT3104)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - shoot them up - space - vector graphics
GOAL KICK
Arcade
Sega - 1974
 game - ball and paddle - football - sport
HYDLIDE 3 - THE SPACE MEMORIES
Sharp X1
T&ESoft - year unknown
 game -
IN THE WORLD OF RELICS
Sharp X1
Bothtec INC - 1986
 game -
TENNIS
Motorola M-588135 pong chipset
company unknown - year unknown
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
PINBALL CHALLENGE (VIDEOCART-17)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game - breakout
CATCH
Atari Super Pong (C140)
Atari - 1976
 game - ball and paddle
(VIDEOCART-25)

company unknown - 1979
 game -

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Promo pic #5

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
US advert

SIGNETICS
Instructor 50

 
Docs

SONY
SMC 777 - 777C

 
French advert #3

CANON
X-07

 
An advertising for t...

HITACHI
MB-6885 / Basic Master Jr

 
Advert

ATARI
400

 
Promo pic #4

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
SuperBrain II advert

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
U.K. ad. (Aug. 86)

AMSTRAD
CPC 6128

 
French ad (sept. 198...

CASIO
PB-100

 
Brochure #3

SORD
M-100ACE

 
Aborted advert

IMSAI
8048

 
Compact version

MICRODIGITAL
TK-3000

 
French picture (apri...

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
Jacquard brochure #4

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
Japanese advert (199...

SEGA
Teradrive

 
US advert, Nov. 1985

AMPERE
WS 1

 
Italian ad #5

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
HP brochure

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-9826

 
ACE 1000 advert(1982...

FRANKLIN
ACE 1000

 
French ad

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
ACS-586 / 686

 
ú99 in January 1982

COMPUKIT
UK-101

 
MITS brochure #1

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Brochure #3

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
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