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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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NCR  PC6
When NCR discontinued the PC4 they released the PC6. This was a true IBM PC/XT clone. It had a discrete CPU unit and monitor. It also had a "turbo" button to change the clock on the 8088 CPU from 4.77 to 8 MHz, processing information nearly twice as fast as the PC XT. It was available with either monochrome or CGA graphics. It was bundled with NCR-DOS, GW-BASIC, Getting Started booklet, NCR User Interface, NCR PAL, NCR TUTOR, On-line NCR HELP, and User Diagno...
SEIKO 9100
Nothing is known about this japanese professionnal system......
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. ...
DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION DECmate III
This computer is still based on the PDP-8 architecture but is less "opened" than the DECmate II. Indeed DEC realised that the PDP-8 based products were rarely expanded to their full potential. Thus, they conceived the DECmate III wich offers less expansion possibilities but which was also cheaper. As the last incarnation of the PDP-8 technology, the DECmate III use a single chip containing all the PDP-8 hardware ! Only one pair of 5''1/4 disk-drives (RX50) is supported and it is not possible...
ATARI  FALCON 030 MicroBox
Few time after the Falcon 030, Atari decided to launch its successor. They worked then on the Falcon030 MicroBox. Basically, it is a Falcon030 in a new case with a full 32bit data bus. (Remember that the Falcon030 has only a 16bit data bus). An other version was planned with a bigger case and three expansion slots. The MicroBoxes CPU were supposed to be upgradable to a 68040. It was never released (How typical!). Only few prototypes were produced, then abandon...
COMMODORE  SX/DX 64 - Executive computer
The SX/DX 64 is the "laptop version" (though hardly portable) of the C64. This computer has a built-in 5" color screen (just about enough for the eyes), a detachable keyboard with new functions, and one or two 5.25" floppy disk drives (the famous 1541), depending on the model. The DX-64 and the SX-100 (SX-64 with black & white monitor) were first announced in January 1983 but the SX-100 never made it to the shelves and was replaced by the SX-64 later that year....
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-87
The HP-87 was the follow-on model to the HP-85 in the 'Series 80'. It was a logical development, keeping the same processor and clock speed, but with the following changes: • Basic language extended ie long variable names added, support for larger graphical display, total 48K in ROM. • Allows programs to address memory above 64K, through use of an extended memory controller. • HP-87 has 32K RAM built in, and allows up to 4 extra RAM modules of either 32K, ...
XEROX  860
This was not a really a computer but rather a wordprocessing system. The full-text monitor could display 70 lines of 102 characters. The text could be black on a white background, or the inverse. The Xerox 860 was equipped with one of the first WYSIWYG word processors: BravoX (later called "Xerox Document System Editor") which was originally developed for the 1972 Xerox Alto and became the predecessor of virtually all modern word processors Two 8" disks (600 kb) stored the...
TRIUMPH ADLER  Alphatronic PC models P3 / P4
These two computers (P3 and P4) are professional systems conceived by Triumph-Adler. There are based on 8085A CPU and have 64k RAM. They used the MOS operating system but are also CP/M compatible. There were delivered with CP/M, UCSD-P System and Holland Automation on disks. The difference between the two models is that the P3 is equiped with two 5''1/4 (785 kb formated) floppy-drives, whereas the P4 has one floppy and one hard-disk (5 Mb)....
ATARI  65 / 130 XE
The Atari 130-XE was first shown at the Winter Las Vegas Consumer Electronic Show in 1985 (with the Atari 130 ST), it has the same characteristics as the Atari 800 XL except its added memory (128 KB instead of 64 KB for the 800 XL). The extended memory can be used as a RAM disk, or can be accessed by bank switching routines. It was an attempt to extend the life of the old XL series, but Atari abandoned it pretty quickly to con...

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   LATEST COMMENTS
Craig
10/20/2014
TANDY RADIO SHACK  TRS-80 Model 200
I''ve got a Tandy 200 Portable Computer with original Tandy Portable Disk Drive and original Tandy Computer Cassette Recorder (CCR-82). There also seems to be something called LapDos by Travelling Software for the Disk Drive. Also a bunch of manuals and magazines.

Photos at:
https://plus.google.com/photos/106516834062154384149/albums/6072410202411582033?authkey$CNCTmoP5k5v38QE

If interested, email me at: cscratchley (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Robert Fogden
10/19/2014
RAIR MICROCOMPUTER Black Box
Sorry, Claire

Robert Fogden
10/19/2014
RAIR MICROCOMPUTER Black Box
Dave married Clare, a lovely girl who did happen to be the receptionist at Rair, went to their marriage in Paris

Robert Fogden
10/19/2014
RAIR MICROCOMPUTER Black Box
I''m one of Dave Fogdens younger brothers and wrote a number of applications in basic for the black box, including a debt collection application that did seem to produce a whole load of paper.

I worked out of the Neal Street office, where the PDP timeshare machines were.

They were also supporting the Wang word processors, and when that contract went away ( frauduantly as far as I knew, Wang salesman put everything in his name not Rairs and left with them), everything went bad. They, Dave and Mark went on to various things then Pervasic which was a mobile application platform where I also did some work with them and BT in their Leeds HQ, all ended in tears when Dave died. Nial worked there too. Mark did a runner back to SF owing a load of money to people.


Jet Fidelis
10/18/2014
NEC  PC 6001 MK 2
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Can you please help me to searching to NEC PC-6001MkII cassete pin out?

Jet Fidelis
10/18/2014
NEC  PC 6001
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Can you please help me to searching to NEC PC-6001MkII cassete pin out?

Tyler
10/17/2014
APPLE  APPLE IIgs
I have a bunch of equipment for Iigs for sale

3 x iigs rom 1 machines all working
2 x memory expansion cards
2 x iigs keyboards
2 x apple keyboard II
7 x adb tank mouse
4 x 3.5 drives
1 x 5.25 drive
3 x iigs color rgb monitors
System disks
Modems

and also a rare system it is a Woz edition and in very nice condition it contains the rare hundred megabytes Vulcan internal drive with applied engineering vulcan card along with a rAm gs card and 3.5inch drive and a 5.25 drive all working with a perfect condition RGB color monitor with the Word Perfect corporation asset tag on itplease email me at A9163161094 at Gmail for pictures info and

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