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Tuscan S-100

Transam was based in London and have moved on from their original business as a manufacturer of cheap hobby-type boards to computers design in 1982.

The main unit of the Tuscan computer had a ten-slot S-100 backplane and integral single or dual floppy disk drives. The system came with a CPU board based around the Z80 processor, a video board with composite and UHF TV video outputs, and a memory board holding 8 KB of RAM and 8 KB of Monitor ROM.

Several additional board could expand the system to 64 KB of RAM, 16 KB of ROM (including a 8 KB BASIC), and add interfaces or graphic capabilities as well.

Transam, trough their TCL subsidiary was also well known for implementation of high level languages, especially PASCAL. These and others could be used on this computer.

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Hi All, I have a Transam Tuscan S100 with 5.25" drives, a digittalker S100 bus card and 60k memory card. My system does boot from the CP/M 2.2 disk however there is a faulty sector so all I get is CP/M 2.2 boot message and the cursor comes back. Typing anything crashes it. Any one have a working CP/M 2.2 Boot disk for a Tuscan I can have a copy of?
I also have original manual with all circuit diagrams and description of how the hardware works. I will scan this in and make a PDF of it early 2005 and place it on my site for download.

Friday 17th December 2004
Lyndon (UK)
Tuscan S100


I have a series of Practical Computing magazines frm July 1980 written by the designer of this machine:

One day I will scan them in ;-)

I also have one of these machines, and would like to hear from other owners, so please e-mail me.


Tuesday 14th December 2004
John (UK)
1980s Vintage Computers


NAME  Tuscan S-100
TYPE  Professional Computer
ORIGIN  United Kingdom
YEAR  June 1980
KEYBOARD  Full stroke 66 keys - a numeric keypad location was provided
CPU  Z80-A
SPEED  2 or 4 MHz.
RAM  8 KB up to 64 KB
ROM  8 KB up to 16 KB
TEXT MODES  64 chars. x 16 lines
GRAPHIC MODES  Depends on the graphic video board used
COLORS  Monochrome
I/O PORTS  Unknown
BUILT IN MEDIA  1 or 2 x 5'' 190 KB floppy disc drives
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in power supply unit
PERIPHERALS  All the range of S-100 boerds
PRICE  24 KB RAM, single floppy disc: £1200
60 KB RAM, dual floppy disc: £1700

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