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The Sanco 8000 series followed the 7000. Like its predecessor, it was actually conceived by the French company SFCE (Sanyo France - Calculatrices Electroniques) and manufactured by Logic Systems International Inc. (LSI), a small Japanese company which would later release some PC compatible systems.

Sanco name came from the summary of Sanyo (SFCE was a Sanyo calculators distributor) and Cofelec, a subsidiary of the Thomson co., which made the first Sanco 5000 computer.

Sanco 8000s were robust machines, based on the CP/M Operating System and intended for professional use. They were only sold along with business management software packages dedicated to each branch of industry, from the lawyer to the plumber. SFCE sold about 70% of the Sanco machines to French customers, the remaining machine were sold in various European countries.

The Sanco 8000 range was comprised of the following versions:
8001 Economical version with light mainboard and 2 x 400 KB FDD,
All the following version featured the normal mainboard which memory could be expanded up to 192 KB
8001 and 8102 with respectively one or two 400 KB FDD,
8003 Two 800 KB FDD,
8150 800 KB FDD + 5 MB HDD,
8160 Same as 8150 but 10 MB HDD.


Sanco in the UK and Zimbabwe, by Mike Hopkins
The Sancos 7000 and 8000 were also sold in the UK by Memory Computer. Their subisidiary in Zimbabwe sold the Memory 7000 range. There were sub-models, called the 7001 (2x5/25" floppy disks), the 7102 (2x8" floppies).
Many of the Zimbabwe sales were to accounting firms, and ran the Peachtree accounting software. Also to farms for farm accounting.

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Hello j ai un 8150 et j ai le même problème Quelque un a t il le mode d emploie ! Une fois sur dix, en poussant sur le bouton Boot. J arrive sur le disque dur avec le cpm.

Monday 6th June 2022
stephane lefevre (Belgique)

I recently acquired a Sanco 8150 or 8160. Never used a CP/M computer before though. After I power it on, it shows a simple "10" on the upper left corner of the screen. On the keyboard, the "boot" key lights up and if I press it, the computer beeps and then a line of plain rectangles appear right under the "10". I cannot type anything. Unfortunately I can''t find any manual online. Can someone help me out on this ?

Friday 11th December 2020
Nicolas Davin (Belgique)


NAME  8000
TYPE  Professional Computer
ORIGIN  France
YEAR  September 1982
BUILT IN LANGUAGE  Microsoft Basic and K-Basic on Master diskette
KEYBOARD  Typewriter type. 98 keys with numeric keypad, arrow keys and 15 definable function keys
RAM  64 KB + 4 KB character generator
TEXT MODES  80 columns x 24 lines + 1 status line
COLORS  Monochrome Green phosphore
SOUND  Built-in speaker
I/O PORTS  8001: Serial and Parallel ports, Light pen
Others: + second Serial port, external FDD
BUILT IN MEDIA  1 or 2 400 or 800 KB floppy-disk drives. 5 or 10 MB hard disk drives
OS  CP/M 2.2
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in switching power supply unit
PERIPHERALS  up to 192 KB of RAM by 64 or 128 RAM expansion
PRICE  From 3,000

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