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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
MICROCOMPUTER ASSOCIATES INC. Jolt
On December 1975, the coveted inside-front-cover of Byte magazine contained a two-page advertisement for "the world's lowest cost computer system". This was perhaps the first non-MOS Technology 6502 based computer system to come to market, behind only the TIM and possibly KIM-1. The computer was named Jolt, and it was marketed by Microcomputer Associates Inc. as both a kit for $249, or fully assembled and tested for $348 (Dec. 197...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  1000 HX
The Tandy 1000 HX is a member of the Tandy 1000 series family. See this entry for more info. The Tandy 1000 HX, released in 1987, was designed as another entry level IBM compatible personal computer and the successor to the EX. Like the EX, the HX was a compact computer with the keyboard built into the computer casing. The computer came with an Intel 8088 CPU, 256 KB of memory, and had one 720 KB 3.5" disk drive on the right s...
CASIO  PV-16
This MSX system has only 16 KB and one cartridge slot. It is basicaly a Casio PV-7 with 16 KB RAM. Hopefully an expansion unit (KB-7) was available and added two catridge slots and more memory (8 + 16 = 24 KB) to the PV-16. The chicklet keyboard is very poor and to small to do anything with it. There are big arrow keys on the right hand side of the keyboard arranged in circle. The whole pad is called "Joypad 1" and emulates a joystick inserted in port #1. T...
DMS Telesports Mini
Tele-Action game by DMS. Has hockey, squash, tennis and practice. 2 handheld units connected together that connect to the TV with the use of RF unit. It's really small and each controller includes parts of the system. It's one of the last pong to have been sold: 1983....
MATRA MAX 20
The MAX-20 (for Matra AX-20) was the same machine as the Axel 20. The main difference between them was the removal of the function keys in front of the monitor. The 'E' version probably meant 'Education' Although the machine was well conceived and the case offered a nice design, it had no success in the private sector because of its poor compatibility with the IBM-PC standard. However, about 1000 systems were sold to the French Department of Education as netwo...
ATARI  Ultra Pong Doubles (Model C-402)
Ultra Pong Doubles was the ultimate pong console released by Atari (in 1977). It offers 16 pong games (32 variations) mainly based on original pong and hockey games, for 2 to 4 players! DESCRIPTION The plastic case show only one button which acts a Game Select and Reset. There is also a power on/off switch, but that's all for the interaction. The list of the 16 games along with their screenshots are printed on the case front. On the rear side, one can spot an external power su...
DVW MICRO-ELECTRONICS Husky
This is an obscure computer, not very well known. It's a rugged field computer, conceived to be used outdoor, and resistant to extreme conditions (it was used in the British Army for example). In 1981, responding to a request from Severn Trent Water, DVW designed and manufactured the first rugged handheld computer - the Husky, dramatically featured on the BBC TV programme 'Tomorrow's World'. This caught the attention of the UK Ministry of Defence, who subsequently awarded DVW a contract to su...
SONY  Hit-Bit F9
The Sony HIT BIT F9P was a MSX 2 standard machine with no built-in floppy drive. Along with MSX BASIC, several software were provided in ROM: - Personal data and notes - Calendar and alarm - System Setup interface. Foreign models where named HB-F9S for Spain, HB-F9F for France, HB-F9D for Germany or HB-F9P for PAL systems... ...
HITACHI  MB 6892 / Basic Master Level-3 Mark-5
The advanced versions of the Basic Master series. There were 281 predefined characters available. Technical information comes from J.Kubota Museum....
TEI  Terminal Processor
For more than ten years, TEI has been a low profile manufacturer of electronic products for some of the largest OEM's in America. The company was vertically integrated, starting with raw materials and manufacturing all the parts needed for the end product. In 1977, they started to produce a full line of computers based around the Intel 8080 microprocessor and CP/M operating system aimed at small business companies and liberal professions. The PT-112 was the basic system of the PT...

   LATEST COMMENTS
maxra
8/22/2019
HONEYWELL DDP-516
"The best toy I ever found in GDR"
DDP516 cloned for KRS4200

In the early 70ts or late 60ts somebody has carried some boxes with electronics over the iron boarderline ...
In the eastern germany, GDR, in german: DDR, the guys of ROBOTRON reengenierd this arpa-net-"router" and build a funny nice toy driven by the operators mostly by a typewriter.
( papertape, drums, magnetic-tape also)

the best thing was the bootloading process, operated through the binary "console". Not so nice styled like the original, but with stable working buttons, - so if not in cold mornings the buttons were jumping around. But in seconds they were touched back ...

Very much fun, when the operating girls searching for the buttons around the mt-device and under the drum-section ...

But back to the facts:
KRS4200 has also rewritten opcodes: all the abbreviations stand for german words. So also was developd a "german speaking" BASIC.

In the middle of the 80 were so many "KRS" devices in the GDR, that a special hardware-emulator device emulating KRS was developed for the GDR - PDP11-derivat A6400 (This was the follower-device past KRS in the planing-economy of the GDR.). The result: my moonlanding game (commandline driven) was 10 times faster then on original KRS.

Today are only 2 or 3 devices in some museums. One you can find in "technische Sammlungen Dresden".

The guys of Halle-Computer-museum have some nice old pic of the device:
here some with a best looking DDR-folklore-sheet under the console:
http://www.robotrontechnik.de/bilder/Grossrechner/R4200/R4200_8_k.jpg

here is the website with some stuff around KRS4200:
http://www.robotrontechnik.de/index.htm?/html/computer/r4200.htm

N. Fleschy
8/21/2019
TANDY RADIO SHACK  2000
I loved my Tandy 2000 with its 3 volumes of instructions, including one for Basic, one for MSDos and one for Multimate.
It also had an Edline program for making a simple data base.
A program on one disc allowed for converting Multimate files to simple ASCII which allowed me to convert to be usable on a later computer. It was a workhorse. I was not interested in games, but more important was the ease of typing and editing a document. The printer did a nice job. It certainly beat using a typewriter!

Richard E Sgrignoli
8/20/2019
NEC  PC 8801
I was in the Air Force stationed in Japan (Misawa Air Base), and I bought the PC-8801n in Aomori, Japan with my reenlistment bonus in April 1982. The manuals were all in Japanese, so I hadn''t really been able to use it to its full potential. I used it for the next five years until I bought a Dell System 25, but the PC-8801 (now my secondary computer) lasted for about 12 years (until 1994) when it became inoperable due to the post office damaging the 8" dual drive when I shipped it from one duty station (Key West) to the next (Hawaii).

Marvin Johnston
8/20/2019
POLYMORPHIC  POLY 88
I probably have the worlds largest collection of remaining Polymorphic drawings, boards, etc. While I am not very quick on responding... too much stuff :)..., I may be able to help with information. My collection includes four or five Poly 88s, a Poly 8810, Poly 8813, and maybe around 200 spare boards in various stages from partially built to complete and tested plus two filing cabinets full of Poly documentation. My next project will be to start archiving all the software. I probably have several thousand Poly disks, both 5 1/4" and 8", so this will take a while!

Corey Lynch
8/19/2019
TANDY RADIO SHACK  Color Computer 3
Michael Devenney, I am definitely interested. please E-mail me at the.lynchster@gmail.com

Mark (Michigan)
8/18/2019
SEEQUA  CHAMELEON
I got mine at a computer show in Detroit when the computer was about a year old. It still fires up. I did have to replace the power supply. (try to find one!) I wish they would make a Windows, Mac dual boot laptop!!!

technology history junky
8/16/2019
R2E  MICRAL-N
nitpick: it is not fair description to call the 8008 "8-bit 4004".
the 4004 was very limited intel in-house design, and not much was left from this - i think the 4040 and there the dynasty ends/

the 8008 was built to CTC instruction set, same as datapoint 2200, which was a reasonably capable processor. (interesting tidbit is that CTC also asked TI to build one, not just intel. they came up with a chip, and had samples, but very few people ever saw one, let alone a working circuit with one).
its weaknesses were the straight jacket of 18-pin package, and only 14 address bits, so only 16K.
the 8080 added a lot more than just the 40-pin package and 16 address lines, but it''s hard to argue that those were the main difference.

it is fair to say that the 8008 was closer to the 8080 which started the revolution than to the 4004/ i believe the instruction set of the 8008 is the foundation of the 8080, which was the foundation of the 8086, and all the way to the intel engine which still runs the world to this day.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
VIDEO CHESS (CX2645)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1979
 game - board game - chess
COMIC CIRCUS (14)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - circus
MAZE WAR
IMLAC PDS systems
company unknown - 1973
 game - 3d - first person shooter - maze
BASEBALL (MG-210)
MPT-02 systems
RCA - 1977
 game - baseball - sport
ALIEN, A.K.A. SUPER ALIEN (VIC-1906)
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore - 1981
 game - maze
MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP (32X) (84600)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1994
 game - motocross - motorbike - racing
YAMATO (G-1008)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - naval battle - shoot them up
XENON 1
Oric compatible systems
IJK Software Ltd - 1983
 game - shoot them up
SANGOKUSHI IV (32X)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Koei, Sega - 1995
 game -
ASTRO WARS II - BATTLE IN GALAXY (02)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - shoot them up
THE RESCUE OF POPS GHOSTLY
Action Max
Sourcing International, Ltd - 1987
 game - ghost - haunted - lightgun - shooting gallery
TENNIS
GI AY-3-8500 (4 games)
General Instruments - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
KUNG FOOD (PA2076)
Atari Lynx
Atari - 1992
 game - beat 'em up - scrolling
CYBERMORPH (J9000E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Attention To Detail (developer) - 1993
 game - 3d - shoot them up
CHEMISTRY MATH (26-3708)
Tandy TRS-80 PC-2
Tandy - 1982
 application - chemistry - mathematics - science

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French advert #2

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
US advert, Feb 1982

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-85

 
1979 range advert

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
H-89

 
French advert (1983)

SYMAG INFORMATIQUE
Orchidée

 
M-Series brochure - ...

PANASONIC
JD series

 
Charlie Chaplin #6

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
French ad (july 1984...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
Leaflet (1982) - pag...

INTERTON
VC 4000

 
1978 brochure #20

MSI
6800

 
German brochure #1

ATARI
MEGA STe

 
French advert

XEROX
8 / 16

 
French advert #1

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Model A / B / B+

 
Not really an IMSAI!

IMSAI
8080

 
Comparison chart #2

PANASONIC
JD series

 
U.S. advert #2 (1979...

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
CHALLENGER 4P

 
French advert (july ...

AMSTRAD
CPC 664

 
French promotional p...

MAGNAVOX
Odyssey

 
German advert

ATARI
800

 
First advert (1989)

PHILIPS
CD-i 210

 
U.K. ad. (dec. 1985)

AMSTRAD
CPC 464

 
Brochure #4

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
French advert (1984)

OLIVETTI
M24

 
Japanese ad #2

CASIO
PV-2000

 
US advert (1987)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1400 LT/FD/HD

 
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