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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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FRANKLIN  ACE 1000
The Franklin ACE 1000 was launched in 1983. It was the successor of the ACE 100, released in 1981. The ACE 1000 had 48 KB RAM and allowed for a 16 KB Language card. It also supported lower-case letters, had a numeric keypad, and a larger case. From the factory, the Ace-1000 did not support colours but there was a colour chip that could be added by the dealer for $50 (this dealer add-on was an attempt to protect themselves legally against lawsuits from Apple)...
ACCESS COMPUTER  ACCESS Computer
The Access Computer had a 9.5" built-in screen (amber) and a built-in 80 CPS Dot Matrix Printer. It also had a built-in modem and came with a full range of software : CP/M, CBasic, Communication software, Perfect Writer, Speller, Filer and Calc. The name of the machine was shortly changed to Actrix (Access Matrix) because of copyright issues.
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COMMODORE  CDTV
The Commodore Amiga CDTV is, in a way, the ancestor of the Amiga CD32 game console. Basically, it is an Amiga 500 with a CDROM drive. It was sold without keyboard or mouse, but it was possible to connect them to the CDTV. A 3.5" floppy disk drive (800 KB), was developed for this computer. It was designed to be a home entertainment device, but it was too expensive and only very little software was developed for this machine (Psygnosis made almost all the s...
DATA SOFT  VDP 80
The Data Soft VDP 80 is french version of the IMSAI VDP 80....
ACORN COMPUTER  ABC 310
Acorn's ABC-310 was to be the flagship of the Acorn business computer range. As far as I can tell, the 310 is the rarest variant, and it is the only one to have no direct equivalent available via a 2nd Processor card. When the ABC range was dissolved, Acorn already had 2nd Processors (a method of adding a new CPU to the BBC, similar to adding a Z80 on a card to an Apple II, but very different in execution and with far more applications) - the 65C02, the Z80, the Acorn Scientific 16032 (1MB R...
BRASCOM BR-1000M
The BR1000Ms were Brazilian professional computers. The BR1000M's hardware was the same as Cromemco's, and the so-called BR1000 operating system was in fact Cromix, a UNIX flavor designed to run on Cromemco's hardware. Two models of the BR1000M were available: one with a Z80A processor at 4 MHz, capable of handling up to 4 dumb terminals, one of which was also used as the system console; and a "high end" model with a Z80B processor at 6 MHz, capable of handli...
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...
QUAY CORPORATION 500 Series
The QUAY 500 was a clone of the North Star Horizon offering some technical improvements compared to its competitor: a standalone single-board instead of a backplane and several S-100 boards, Direct Memory Access for better disk access performance, on-board expansion capabilities for additional parallel and serial port and higher disk capacity. The 500 model was sold with two 200 KB double density 5"1/4 floppy drives, the 520 model with two quad density 400 KB ...
TOSHIBA  T100-X Dynapad
Long before the tablet PC craze of fall 2002, there was the Toshiba T100X Dynapad. The T100X was a "pen-based computer" (This was before the term "tablet PC" existed) which ran on a 25MHz 386 AMD CPU. It shipped with 4MB RAM and had a 40MB hard disk drive for storage. It did not include an internal floppy disk drive, but a separate external floppy disk drive could be purchased. Similar to most modern tablet PCs, the T100X did not have a built-in keyboard, and mouse pointing was done with a st...
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS 80 PC-1
The "TRS-80 Pocket Computer" was the first pocket computer Tandy/Radio Shack distributed. Nowadays, it is often referred to as the TRS-80 PC-1, so as to differentiate it from its successor, the TRS-80 PC-2 (and following), which is a clone of the Sharp PC-1500. The TRS-80 Pocket Computer was custom manufactured by Sharp Corporation, and is technically identical with the Sharp PC-1211 (see there for more technical information). There were some minor differences...

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French ad (jan. 1983...

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
U.K. ad. (Dec. 1985)

COMMODORE
C128 - C128D

 
1978 brochure #11

MSI
6800

 
Argentinian advert

CZERWENY
Spectrum

 
Japanese advert

CANON
V-10

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TOSHIBA
T 100

 
promotional picture

MATTEL ELECTRONICS
Aquarius

 
Advert #3

HONEYWELL
DDP-516

 
french advert (febru...

SORD
M23 Mark III

 
U.S. advert (1983)

LNW RESEARCH
LNW-80

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

OHIO SCIENTIFIC
Superboard II

 
English leaflet

ACORN COMPUTER
Archimedes A5000

 
QL catalogue #4

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
Japanese advert

SONY
Hit-Bit F1XD

 
U.S. advert (1983)

EPSON
QX 10

 
French advert#2

COLECO
ADAM

 
Microsoft advert (19...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL I

 
Japanese advert. #2

TOSHIBA
HX-10

 
french advert (jan. ...

RAIR MICROCOMPUTER
Black Box

 
US ad. August 1985

TELEVIDEO
Personal Mini PM/4T

 
Primo advert #1

MICROKEY KFFT
PRIMO A-32

 
French advert (1983)

SANYO
PHC 25

 
French ad (dec.1983)

SPECTRAVIDEO
SV 318

 
Commodore brochure

COMMODORE
AMIGA 3000

 

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SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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David Howse
12/12/2017
COLUMBIA DATA PRODUCTS MPC
I was the hardware engineer that designed the MPS. I have my original, hand drawn schematics.

Guest
12/12/2017
SINCLAIR  ZX SPECTRUM+
There is a Sinclair ZX Spectrum archive out there...

http://www.worldofspectrum.org

Tricia Stevenson nee Grant
12/11/2017
ABS COMPUTER  ORB
I worked for ABS before the Orb. I started when they were in Charing Cross Road $ moved to Byfleet with them. That''s where I met my husband James Rew Stevenson who was the Purchasing Officer for ABS. I remember Alan Birch, Gilbert Van Someren, Paul ?, Timothy ?, I can picture the accountant ? Cherry? My memory is not so good these days.

Ronald
12/11/2017
SINCLAIR  ZX SPECTRUM
Hello - my first ZX Spectrum was a self-made which means, all of the functions of the ULA were substituted with logic chips from the 74-series. The first version didn''t have a coloured version, just black/white. Later, a piggy-back board was made. After reunification of Germany, I bought a used ZX Spectrum and added the following modules
- Betadisc Interface, 2 Floppy Disk Drives attached
- Printer Interface
- Kempston Joystick Interface
To attach all these modules at once, I also had to make a bus extender with industrial connectors.
The power was supplied by an PC power module, so I had enough 5V / 12V / -12V . It was a quite funny system and I was surprised how you can easily program with that machine even all key have multiple meanings depends on situation and keys pressed.

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