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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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APPLE  LISA / LISA 2 - Mac XL
In 1979, Apple had seen a need to complete the Apple II series. After a visit to the Xerox PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) where he saw lots of new technologies (Ethernet network, GUI, OOP & Laser Printers), Steve Jobs (then chairman of Apple) decided to launch a graphical computer. After lots of work (and two rejected prototypes along the way), the Lisa was revealed in January 1983. Lisa was the original code-name. Supposedly, the Lisa was named after Steve Jobs' eldest daughter, Lisa Nicol...
ZENITH DATA SYSTEMS  Z-160 PC
A (trans)portable PC-XT computer made by Zenith, with double 5''1/4 disk drives and amber monitor built-in (23cm). The computer is unusual in that the 2 built-in disk drives are mounted in a tilting case, on top of the computer. The keyboard folded up over the CRT (if you look at the picture just rotate the keyboard in place so that the spacebar is at the top of the machine). It forms the cover over the CRT. the cable went into the pop top. To the right of the two 5.25" floppys is a dark...
SYMAG INFORMATIQUE Orchidée
The last computer made by Symag presents an original concept : using the same central unit, user can choose between several processors. Back then, the Symag chairman said : "No other computer in the world combines as much innovative features". And indeed, on the paper, the Orchydee was very promising, being, for example, power-cut proof. The basic model is provided with either an 8 bits Z80 microprocessor, or a 16 bits 80186, thus allowing the system to be used with 8 bits and 16 bits O.S. (C...
COMMODORE  MAX Machine / Ultimax / VC-10
The Commodore MAX was released after the VIC 20 and at the same time as the C64. It was intended to be Commodore’s low-end offering ($150-180), whereas the C64 was envisioned as a high-end product ($595). The system was very inexpensive and lacked even basic features such a user expansion port. In reality, the MAX was a severely limited C64. Several MAX software titles could actually be run on the C64. Some production mode...
APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES  Microbee 32
Around 1978 Owen Hill teamed up with an electronic components company, Applied Technology of Hornsby (Sydney), to build a small computer he had designed. Applied Technology had been previously producing kits in Australia for S-100 boards. The Microbee was released as a kit in 1982 on the cover of Your Computer magazine, the manual was included free with the magazine. They were an immediate hit, being quite a powerful little system given the cost. Applied Technology eventually changed...
OLIVETTI  M20
In 1972, Olivetti established in the U.S.A. (Cupertino), the Advanced Technology Centre (ATC), a research centre specialized in new technologies and office automation equipment design. During ten years the centre designed Olivetti typewriters, calculators, photocopiers, etc.... In 1980, the first Olivetti computer took form in Cupertino, and the M-20 computer was launched in March 1982. More than 50,000 units are estimated to have been shipped in the first year. The M20 was one of the very...
NATIONAL RADIO INSTITUTE 832
The National Radio Institute 832 was probably the first commercially available computer kit. It was sold as part of a correspondence computer course. We don't know much about this machine, but Jason Anderson, the proud owner of the pictured machine sent us a letter from Lou Frenzel, the designer of the NRI-832: I did design the 832 back in 1970-71 time period. It was part of a home study course on computers offered by National Radio Institute, a school ...
AMSTRAD  464 / 6128 Plus
These Amstrads were the successors of the Amstrad CPC 6128. Amstrad tried to prolong the life of the old 8-bit Amstrads, which suffered from competition with the new 16-bit home computers (like the Amiga and Atari ST). Amstrad made some important modifications to maintain the level of its machines, the CPC 6128 Plus became 95% compatible with the CPC 6128 (using the same operating systems AMSDOS and CP/M 3.0). However, some software did not run on the plus ran...
ITT  3030
The ITT 3030 is a modular system with several options available. The original CPU for example is a Z80A, but a 8086 CPU board was available... More floppy disk drives and hard disks (5, 10 and 15 MB) can be added. The average access time of the hard-disks is 170ms, and the transfer rate 600 kb/s. It is also possible to add up to two 8" disk drives in addition to the original 5''1/4 disk-drives. They can be simple-sides/simple-density (256k) and are thus compatible with the IBM 3740 format,...
DIGITUS DGT100 / DGT1000
Brazil produced several Tandy Model I and III clones. Among them, the DGT-100 and DGT-1000 which were manufactured by DIGITUS Ind. Com. Serv. de Eletrônica Ltda and sold only in Brazil. Although their cases looked like an Apple II, both models were compatible with the Tandy Model I and III and featured a Level II BASIC interpreter. The DGT-100 had a monochrome video output while the DGT-...

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French advert (1980)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 PC-1

 
Heathkit centers #2

HEATHKIT / ZENITH
H-89

 
Power... is expensiv...

IMSAI
8080

 
US ad. August 1985

TELEVIDEO
Personal Mini PM/4T

 
UK advert

SINCLAIR
ZX 80

 
New Zealand ad #1

SEGA
SC 3000 / SC 3000H

 
Advert #2

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
French advert

ACT
Apricot F2 / F10

 
ThinkJet advert

HEWLETT PACKARD
HP-150

 
Aborted advert

IMSAI
8048

 
French advert (dec. ...

THOMSON
MO 5

 
French ad (dec. 1986...

MULTITECH
MPF-1 A/B

 
Compact version

MICRODIGITAL
TK-3000

 
User manual's cover

INTEL
Intellec Series

 
QL catalogue #5

SINCLAIR
QL (Quantum Leap)

 
Jacquard brochure #2...

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
French advert (july ...

AMSTRAD
CPC 664

 
Advert #2

EPCOM / SHARP
Hotbit HB-8000

 
T-1200 (Dec. 1987)

TOSHIBA
T 1200

 
French advert (april...

THOMSON
TO 9

 
Z-2 1977 advert

CROMEMCO
Z-2

 
UK brochure #1

COMMODORE
CBM 700 Series

 
U.S. advert (1982)

DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION
VT-180

 
Diabolik, french adv...

YAMAHA
YIS-503 / Diabolik

 

   LATEST COMMENTS
Denis Wicking
5/23/2017
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-110
Just found the complete collection - laptop, printer, disk base, manuals, bag when clearing out my dad''s gear. I will see if it works soon

pc macdonald
5/21/2017
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-9836
Iused the 9816/216, and the 9836 to program custom applications in HPBASIC for my customers who purchased HP vibration measurement products. That language was designed from the ground up to control instruments over the HPIB/GPIB interface that HP invented, and also over other interfaces. The big drawback of this language (which can run as a Windows application nowadays) is the lack of support for STRUCTURES, which can make programming a large, multi channeled system a real pain in the neck. I later ran HP VISTA,HP SINE, and SDRC software on the Series 300 systems under HPUX to make multi channel input/output vibration measurements on the HP3565S hardware. We are talking about testing satelites or aircraft with four to six input shakers, and hundreds of simultaneous acceleration response channels.

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5/20/2017
SIRIUS COMPUTER  Victor 9000 / Sirius 1
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jeff
5/17/2017
OHIO SCIENTIFIC  Superboard II
I have my original Superboard II on the wall in the shed. It no longer works due to Mr Rat releaving him self on the pcb. I had the hand soldered 64x40 character, 512x320 pixel graphics option. i have the work notes to go the mod somewhere. i will have a mint condition C1P and Orange ''green screen'' CRT $-)

Sean
5/17/2017
NEC  PC 8201A
I still have one in working condition. However, manual, accessories like the cable and program tape are long gone.

Helwie44
5/14/2017
ITT  3030
Hallo wer kann mir Unterlagen und cp/m Disketten ( ev. .IMD, .RAW...) von der ITT3030 zu kommen lassen kan?
Die Maschine wurde ja von sks Steinmetz- Krischke- Systeme, Karlruhe für ITT entwickelt..
Meine kleine Sammlung:
http://www.waltroper-aufbruch.de/Archiv/AlphatronicP2.php

Helwie44

Marcus
5/13/2017
NANO  SKS 2500
Hi, I also have this little beautiful Box here in my collection - unfortunately without any Disks at all - so it''s a useless brick :-(

Could anyone provide me with some Systemdisks/Copies? Mail me at: marcus AT marnoweb DOT de

I couldn''t get any more Infos or Files for this little beauty - nowhere around the whole Web.

Regards, Marcus

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