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T > TIKI-DATA > Tiki-100   


The Tiki-100 was a Norwegian educational, professional, homecomputer system that was quite popular in schools.

Acutally they first used the name Kontiki-data, and named the first few models Kontiki-100, but had to change the name to Tiki after the Thor Heyerdahl Society, wich owned the rights to the Kontiki name, threatened with a lawsuit.

Five models were available, featuring one or two 80 KB, 200 KB or 800 KB 5'' floppy disc drives. An optional 20MB Winchester harddrive was also available.

The Tiki-100 could read various disk formats, like Scandis, IBM-PC, Osborne, and ABC-800. The 80 KB format was the same as used in some Xerox-systems.

The operating-system was called TIKO, and was compatible with CP/M 2.2. It was first called KP/M, but was renamed at the same time as the computer changed the name from Kontiki-100 to Tiki-100.

One could also install an optional Intel-8088 processor-board, adding an extra 256 KB ram to the main 64 KB. A 16-bit operating system called TIKOS was used together with the i8088 board, and managed both the i8088 and Z80 at the same time. TIKOS was developed from CP/M-86, and was compatible with it. MS-DOS 2.11 was also available.

The Tiki-100 had 3 (maybe more?) graphics modes, but no text-mode as it used bitmapped graphics only.
A separate network hub was available that allowed up to 8 (not sure) computers to be connected in a star topology. One of the standard Tiki's serial ports was used for the network, in high speed mode. The server was a Tiki-100 that ran MP/M.

Several programs were developed for the Tiki-100. Most common were: BRUM (a simple wordprocessor), Tiki-Kalk (Spreadsheet), Tiki-BAS (Database),WordStar and SuperCalc and a little snake-type game called Pyton.

A simple terminal program was also imbedded in the OS, and made it possible to connect to a BBS through a 300 or 1200 bps modem. A serial terminal could be used to acces the Tiki-100 via one of the serial ports.

Program languages like: C, Fortran, Cobol, BASIC, Pascal was also available.

Thanks to Jon Andre Finnerud and Jorn E.Haugan for information and pictures.

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Apart from some early foray into Basic programming on my first computer, the Commodore 64, in 1983. I also learned to program in Logo on these Brattvĺg ungdomsskule computers in 1985. I enjoyed playing Pyton on it too. Good times!

Wednesday 4th November 2020
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NAME  Tiki-100
TYPE  Professional Computer
ORIGIN  Norway
YEAR  April 1984
KEYBOARD  Full -stroke QWERTY 92 keys with numeric keypad, arrows and function keys
CPU  Z80 (later 8088)
SPEED  4 Mhz (Z80), 6 Mhz. (8088)
RAM  64 KB
GRAPHIC MODES  256 x 256, 512 x 256, 1024 x 256
COLORS  16, 4 or 2 among 256, depending of the video mode
SOUND  3-channel/8-octave buildt-in AY-3-8912. Built-in speaker & volume knob
I/O PORTS  2 x Serial ports, 1 x Parallel, Audio out, Analog and TTL video RGB, composite video, RF modulator
BUILT IN MEDIA  1 or 2 5'' FDD - 80, 200, 400 or 800 KB - Optional hard disk
OS  TIKO (Z80) and TIKOS (8088) CP/M like. MS-DOS 2.11
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in linear power supply unit
PERIPHERALS  3 internal expansion slots
PRICE  12000 NOK (1984, Norway)

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