The Oric Telestrat is the successor of the Oric 1 and Oric Atmos with which it is compatible. It was launched some months after Oric was bought by Euréka, a French company in 1985.
It was designed especially for telecommunications, like the Goupil 2, the Thomson TO-9+ or the Exeltel. It was designed to be used with the Minitel (French videotext terminal): it has a special ROM (8 KB) enabling the Telestrat to act as a videotext server.
A 3" floppy disk drive was available (400 KB) which run under StradSED (the Oric operating system, compatible with the old Oric DOS).
Several ROM cartridges were developed for this machine: Midi software (unreleased), Hyper Basic (compiled basic), Telematic Basic (designed for telecommunications), etc...
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This is a nice site with great work! As an longtime Oric-User and being in the know of some details I have to correct the Name of the DOS used by the Oric Telestrat Computer. It is not named StradSED but SEDOric and was available for the old Orics as an addon as well. Furheron, the Telestrat was identical to the Atmos in ROM (V1.1). I could state this since I played with it at Frankfurt Home Comuter Fair in 1985 and its got the same HIRES command bug as Oric-1 and Atmos inside. One of the developers was not amused as he saw me discovering this bug:)
Monday 21st May 2007
Dietmar Belloff (Germany)
BUILT IN LANGUAGE
None (Basic on cartridge)
AZERTY mechanical keyboard 57 keys
40 x 28
240 x 200
AY-3-8912 chipset; 3 channels, 8 octaves
SIZE / WEIGHT
34,8 x 26 x 7,1 cm
RGB video output (Scart), Parallel / Centronics port, Serial RS232s port, 2 Joystick sockets (Atari standard), Tape-recorder, Disk-drive port, Midi sockets, Expansion port (same as Atmos), Minitel plug (serial 1200/75 bauds)
BUILT IN MEDIA
Disk-drive controller built-in, for Microdisc 3'' disk drive
Stratsed (Sedoric compatible)
Diskdrive, printers, cartridges, ...
608 (France, september 86) 907 with color monitor (France, september 86)