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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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...
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....

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
SIEMENS SME
In the late 70s Siemens licencied the Intel 8080 processor and became a 8080 chip second source European manufacturer. After having translated the 8080 user's manual to German, they marketed the SME development system ( Siemens Microcomputer Entwicklungssystem) which was the same system as the Intel Intellec Series 2 MDS (Microcomputer Development System). The system had a 8080 processor in its first version, later an Intel P8080A-2 (an increased-speed 8080), then finally...
SYSTEM FORMULET INC.  BUBCOM 80
Almost nothing is known about this rare japanese system... Apparently its was first marketed as the System Formulet Bubcom 80, then bought back by Fujitsu and sold as the Fujitsu Bubcom 80. Originaly it was a CP/M machine which used Fujitsu magnetic bubble memory. It had filesystem support for the bubble memory cartridge right in the CP/M BIOS. It seems also to have been one of the first japanese system to offer 8 colors display and is considered at the origin of the popular
SEARS PONG (Model 25796)
This is the Sears version of Atari Pong (model C-100). Read this entry for more info. ...
OKI  A 10
The OKI A10 series was comprised of Intel based computers holding either 80286 or 80386 CPU (model 10/30/50/60) or an 80486 (model 70). They ran MS-DOS and specific Office Automation software. All models supported TCP/IP and 10Base2 networks. They could be used as servers or work stations for the Oki A100 series of computers and network servers....
CW/P Cortex
With a few modifications en route, the Cortex system was bought by the British company C/WP ("Computers and Word Processors") from Ontel in USA where it was called Amigo. Major modifications were both to hardware, including easy service access, and software, all designed to make this micro more friendly. CW/P aimed it firmly at the mainstream office Word Processor market. The Cortex was in three main units, the keyboard, disc drive and display which house...
SHARP  PC-1500 / PC-1500A
After the successful PC-121x series, the PC-1500 was the second pocket computer released by Sharp, and their first one based on an 8 bit microprocessor. It might be contended that the PC-1500 was THE milestone in pocket computers. It was very popular among computer hobbyists, and it was used by many companies who equipped their field staff with the machine. Why was this so? Actually, the technical specifications were not overwhelming: its display was only two ...
KAYPRO Kaypro 1
The Kaypro 1 wasn't the first computer Kaypro launched, but quite one of the last ones. When the company started getting strapped for money they changed the model name of some of their previous systems, modified the case design, added some minor hardware improvements and launched them as new models. The Kaypro 1 was thus no more than a rebadged version of the 2X model which was itself a light evolution of a previous version called 4'84! The main difference between the 1 and 2X versions...
POLYMORPHIC  System 8813
The Polymorphic System 8813 was the larger brother of the Poly 88. William Davis reports : This unit could connected to an add-on unit (MS 88) that consisted of two 8" Shugart DSDD disk drives. Near the end Polymorphic System also featured a 10 MB hard disk and a unit called the "Twin Systems" which allowed two simultaneous users on a shared bus. I had all the above, buying the first of three 8813 in 1978 and continuing to use ...
SPECTRAVIDEO  SV 318
The SV-318 was launched in january 1983, at the Winter CES show in Las Vegas, as the same time as the Spectravideo CompuMate, an keyboard add-on for the Atari 2600. The Spectravideo SV-318 is the system at the origin of the MSX standard, and such, has characteristics very close to the MSX systems (same video, sprites, sound, I/O, etc.). It was even sold as an MSX computer in some places, but it is not fully MSX compliant and can't use MSX programs. Notice t...
ATARI  65XEP / 65XEM
The 65XEP was the first portable computer Atari designed. It was first exhibited in 1985, at the CES show. With the 65XEP, Atari intended to compete with the Commodore SX-64 It was actually a portable version of the Atari 65XE including a 3.5" 360 KB disk drive, a 5" green CRT and a battery pack. The price was fixed at less than $400, but Atari never released this machine. Apparently only one prototype was built. At t...

   LATEST COMMENTS
OFER
5/25/2019
EACA  COLOUR GENIE / EG-2000
I used to own the colour genie back in the 80''s and had a 16K RAM extension. I lost my original genie long ago but recently I acquired (ebay) one (no RAM extension).
I am looking to get extension or build one.
If any one can help with technical information it will be great.
Note that I do have the Colour_Genie_Technical_Manual_1984_Lowe_Electronics
File but the information do not have complete electric diagram.

Christian
5/13/2019
FAIRCHILD Channel F
I visited a friend most hollidays who had this system...some of the games were good fun. In the uk i''m sure it was manufactured by ''Grandstand'' . My friend upgraded to a acorn electron.............

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).


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
SUPER PONG
Atari Ultra Pong Double
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
SUPER GOLF (03)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - golf - sport
NBA JAM TOURNAMENT EDITION (J9089E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Acclaim, Atari (publisher), High Voltage Software (developer), Midway - 1996
 game - basketball - nba - sport
JUPITER LANDER (VIC-1907)
Commodore Vic 20
HAL laboratory - 1981
rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3
 game - gravity - space
COMBAT (CX2601)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - dogfight - duel - plane - tank
KUNG-FU ROAD (17)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1985
 game - beat 'em up - martial arts
NINJA GAIDEN EPISODE III - THE ANCIENT SHIP OF DOOM (PA2092)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Tecmo - 1993
 game - beat 'em up - platform
HARD DRIVIN' (PA2044)
Atari Lynx
Atari, NuFX Inc., Tengen - 1991
 game - car - driving
ROBOTAN WARS
Gakken Compact Vision TV-Boy
Gakken - 1983
 game - robot - shoot them up
NINJA GAIDEN (PA2039)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Tecmo - 1991
 game - beat 'em up - scrolling
MISSILE RADAR
Arcade
Nutting Associates - 1973
 game - shoot them up - war
CHOMP
Exidy Sorcerer
Global Software Network - 1981
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - eat them all - maze
BLACKJACK (MG1007)
APF MP1000 systems
APF Electronics - 1978
 game - blackjack - card game
MEADOW LANES
Arcade
Meadows Games - 1977
 game - bowling - sport
H.E.R.O. (C-58)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Activision, Sega - 1985
 game - platform

   RANDOM ADVERTS
1978 brochure #16

MSI
6800

 
Advert

GRUNDY
NEW BRAIN

 
ú149 in June 1981

COMPUKIT
UK-101

 
Jupiter brochure #1

JUPITER CANTAB
Jupiter Ace

 
UK advert, Oct. 1983

GEMINI
GALAXY

 
US advert (1987)

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1400 LT/FD/HD

 
Not really an IMSAI!

IMSAI
8080

 
Advert #2

SINCLAIR
ZX 80

 
First advert (1989)

PHILIPS
CD-i 210

 
1978 brochure #3

MSI
6800

 
French Advert.

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 310

 
French ad (dec.1983)

AI ELECTRONICS
ai-M16

 
U.K. ad (Apr. 86)

THORN EMI
WREN

 
UK advert

ATARI
520 ST / ST+ / STM

 
US advert, July 1985

IBM
PC AT

 
German brochure #3

ATARI
TT 030

 
Australian Tandy cat...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Portable Wordprocessor WP-2 / WP-3

 
Italian ad

COMMODORE
C64

 
U.K. ad. (Aug. 1986)

SHARP
PC-7000

 
German ad

SPECTRAVIDEO
SV 318

 
French advert (1982)

NORTHSTAR
Horizon

 
Japanese advert

SONY
Hit-Bit F1XD

 
Last sales

MEMOTECH
MTX 500 /512

 
Brochure #3

SORD
M-100ACE

 
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