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SEMI-TECH (STM) PC
This extremely rare computer is Portable PC (IBM compatible) conceived in the same plastic case as the Pied Piper, released by the same company in 1983. This computer incorporates a lot of features in a compact case, which was quite innovative at the time: built-in LCD display, printer, modem, phone and disk drives ! The STM PC is based on an Intel 80186 processor and two quadruple-density disk drives. The processor is faster than the one used in the IBM PC, a...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Goliath
Logical’s Goliath is a server or disk file storage device has it was described at the time. It has a capacity for 10 MByte, 30 MByte or 50 MByte of fixed disk storage and 10 MBytes of removable storage. The unit, which also houses the controller, may have memory ranging from 64K to 256K and capacity for up to 20 terminals. Up to 20 Tina or David computers can link to Goliath as a distributed data processing system. For ...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Adam
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1975. In 1978 they also produced Tina which stands for "TINy Adam". In 1983 Logical released the David, and the L-XT in 1983. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythic...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) Tina
The Adam was the first computer released by Logical Machine Corporation (LOMAC) in 1976. In 1978 they produced Tina which stands for "TINy Adam". It seems to have the same specs as David but with two 8'' floppy disk drives. There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythical story found in the biblical Book of S...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) L-XT
The L-XT was the last computer released by Logical Business Machines, after the Adam, the David, the Tina and the Goliath in 1982. It was announced at the 1983 COMDEX Fall in Las Vegas, and commercially available in March 1984. The L-XT uses a 16-bit Intel 8088 CPU with 192KB RAM, and equipped with a 5.25'' floppy drive unit (320 KB capacity) and a 10 MB hard disk (upgradable to 60 MB)...
LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC) David
The David is not the first computer released by Logical Business Machines. In 1974, LOMAC (Logical Machine Corporation) released the Adam. Some times later they also produced Tina (for TINy Adam). There was also the Goliath, a data storage server with 5MB hard drive. Goliath could be connected to up to 20 Davids or Tinas. David and Goliath names makes a clear reference to the mythical story found in the biblical Book of Samuel. The David is powered by a 16-bit Intel 8086 CPU w...
GESPAC Gescomp 720 / 730
GESPAC SA was a Swiss company who designed the G-64/96 Bus in 1979. This interface bus concept provides a simple way to interface microprocessor modules with memory and peripheral modules on a parallel bus. The G-64/96 Bus uses a simple, yet modern and powerful interface scheme which allows a higher level of functionality from the single height Eurocard form factor. The low overhead of the G-64/96 Bus interface greatly eases the design of custom boards by the User. This is why, even many year...
WELECT  W86
The W86 is a french computer released in 1983 by Welect. It's the second computer released by Welect after the W80.2. The W86 is powered by an Intel 8086 (hence its name) to catch up with the IBM PC compatible trend of the moment and is thus able to run MS-DOS. But the W86 is also equipped with a Z80A to also be CP/M compatible. It's thus an hybrid machine typical of the mid-80s when the professional industry was moving from CP/M to MS-DOS. There is 128 KB...
SMOKE SIGNAL CHIEFTAIN COMPUTERS The Chieftain 9822
In 1978, Smoke Signal Chieftain Computers (SSCC) released their first computer: The Chieftain, followed in 1980 by the Chieftain Business System, an update to the original Chieftain. At the start of 1982, the company introduced the Chieftain 9822, an update to the Business System featuring the same processor and static RAM options, as well as the same nine-slot bus equipped with the first two Chieftains. The system could be equipped with either two 8-inch or two 5.25-inch floppy drives and...
BRIDGE COMPUTER COMPANY Bridge 3C
The Bridge 3C seems to be a rebranded InterSystems DPS-1 computer sold with Televideo terminals. Apparently the Bridge 3C was delivered with the following software: CP/M 2.2, BMATE word processor, R80 RATFOR preprocessor, FORTRAN compiler, Enhanced FORTRAN, Pascal-Z and C compiler. The following extensions/options were advertised for the Bridge 3C: - FPP: system calendar, 3 interval timers, one additional serial port, and a 9511 floating point processor wi...

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NANO  SKS 2500
John Benfield, who worked on this computer reports : I redesigned the video card for Canada Computer when the SKS was imported into Canada. (there was a pretty nasty bunch of design flaws in the original card that would cause the driver transistors in the HV section to vaporize if you switched video modes too often). I also wrote lot of utilities for it and ported most of the BBS type software of the time (Modem7, Xmodem, RBBS, etc.). I think that SKS means "Steinmetz...
SALORA Manager
The Salora Manager was the Finnish version of the Video Technology Laser 2001. However, it had some differences compared to the original: • It had a new case to match the cheaper Fellow in the more Salora-like colouring, • The keyboard had been modified by adding the Scandinavian letters Ä, Ĺ and Ö, • Joysticks ports were different so you could only use joysticks manufactured by Salora (many machines were hacked to use Atari...
MARK-8 Minicomputer
"Build your own Mark-8". This title appeared on the front cover of the July issue 1974 of an electronic hobbyist magazine called Radio-Electronics. The Mark-8 was an Intel 8008 / 256 bytes RAM memory based system without neither ROM monitor, power supply, case, video, keyboard, nor backup interface. Consequently, the user had to enter program instructions each time he turned the system on. To build this computer, the home computing fanatic had first to buy for $5.50 the 48 pa...
SEGA Teradrive
What a strange computer ! It was built by IBM (like the Atari Jaguar few years later) in Japan for Sega, and was sold only there. It is an IBM PC AT compatible system mixed with a Sega Megadrive (Genesis) console. On the front panel, one can find a Megadrive cartridge slot, two joystick connectors, a reset button, a MD/PC switch, a volume slider, a headphone output, a power button, keyboard/mouse connectors (PS/2) and one...
BINATONE TV Master MK 10 (model n° 01 / 4834)
This pong is one of the many Binatone systems. As its name indicates, it offers 10 games : 8 pong games (basket 1, basket 2, gridball, squash 1, squash 2, football, tennis, ice hockey) and 2 shooting games (target 1, target 2). It is the most complete of the Binatone TV Master serie (black & white pongs). In order to understand how this system fits into the Binatone pong range, here is simplified list of the systems : TV Master MK IV TV Master 4 plus 2 TV Master MK 6 TV Master MK 8 TV...
MENTOR Sport TG 20
This pong is exactly the same system as the Binatone TV Master MK IV, but marketed under a different name. See this entry for more info......
MBO Tele-Ball III
MBO, a popular German electronics manufacturer, produced a large serie of pong systems named "tele-ball" with numbers ranging from 1 to 9. Though they had some cosmetic differences, all these systems were very close to each other in terms of functionality. The Tele-Ball III is thus very similar to the original Tele-Ball or Tele-Ball II, offering only the 4 classic pong games in black & white. As usual with MBO...
SORD  M 5
The SORD M5 had no really great success outside Japan (and later Czechoslovakia) but had lot of interesting characteristics, very close to MSX computers released soon after. Its design was quite original. The machine xas quite small. The two-tone grey plastic casing opened to reveal a bright yellow back, which housed the ROM cartridge slot. The keyboard was similar to the rubber matting of the Spectrum, but felt markedly better. Most keys had a Basic keyword on them in small light-grey lette...
ACT Apricot F2 / F10
Unlike the Apricot F1 which was a kind of bridge between the home-computing and the professional markets, the F2 and the F10 were clearly marketed as business machines. They were quite similar to the F1, but included an extra expansion slot, more memory and larger storage capacity : two disk-drives for the F2 and one disk-drive and a 10MB hard-disk for the F10. Like the F1, the F2 and F10 had an infra-red interface for the keyboard and the mouse/trackball ...
AKOR TV-Boy
This very classical system-in-a-paddle is a pirate Atari VCS 2600 clone with 127 built-in games (but no cartridge slot). Produced in China, it was released under several brands (NICS in the US, SystemA in UK...) all over the world. This system was sold until recently in France by a local company : AKOR. Everything you need to have fun playing good old 2600 games (excluding the TV set) is built in the system : CPU, games, control pad. While the second version (aka TV-Boy II) needs to be connec...

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   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
APB - ALL POINTS BULLETIN (PA2042)
Atari Lynx
Atari (publisher), Quicksilver Software, Tengen - 1991
 game - car - driving - police
PACHINKO II (G-1029)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1984
 game - pachinko
ALIEN INVASION (VIDEOCART-26)
Fairchild Channel F
Zircon International Inc. - 1979
 game - shoot them up
1941 - COUNTER ATTACK (HC91048)
NEC Super Grafx
Capcom, Hudson Soft - 1991
 game - plane - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
BASIC MATH (CX2661)
Atari 2600
Atari - 1977
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 game - educational game - mathematics - mind games
SAUCER ATTACK (PC/SD-203)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game - shoot them up - space
OUTWORLDER (PC/SD-207)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game -
NFL QUARTERBACK CLUB (32X) (T-8102B)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Acclaim (publisher), Iguana Entertainment (developer) - 1995
 game - american football - nfl - sport
PACAR (G-1020)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - car - maze
CHASER (PC/SD-201)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game - eat them all - maze
FRANCE
Indata Dai
company unknown - year unknown
 game - educational game - geography
CHAMPION BASE BALL (G-1011)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1983
 game - baseball - sport
DRAGON - THE BRUCE LEE STORY (J9036E )
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Virgin Interactive Entertainment (developer) - 1994
 game - 2d - beat 'em up - martial arts
ROAD RACE / TENNIS / QUICK DRAW (cartridge #1)
Coleco Telstar Arcade
Coleco - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - car - duel - racing - sport - tennis - wild west
PATTERNS
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 application - paint program

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Argentinian advert

CZERWENY
CZ-2000

 
 U.S. ad #2 (1983)

OLIVETTI
M20

 
French ad (may 1984)

MULTITECH
MPF-1 A/B

 
Disk drive #1 Jan. 1...

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
Brochure #2

BAINBRIDGE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, INC.
Dolphin

 
Advert #1

COMMODORE
VIC 20

 
An advertising

CROMEMCO
System I / II / III

 
Japanese ad #2

CASIO
PV-2000

 
Australian Tandy cat...

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

 
Lucas Logic brochure

LUCAS
Nascom 3

 
New Zealand advert  ...

MITS
Altair 8800b

 
Aborted advert

IMSAI
8048

 
U.S. advert (1979)

ISC (INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS CORP)
CompuColor II

 
UK advert #1

JUPITER CANTAB
Jupiter Ace

 
Orange+ US ad. (1983...

COLLINS INTERNATIONAL TRADING CORPORATION
Orange 2

 
TTX 80 french advert...

BULL
TTX 80 / 85 / 90

 
French ad #2 (1984)

ACORN COMPUTER
Electron

 
French brochure #4

ORIC
ORIC 1

 
Z-2H 1980 advert

CROMEMCO
Z-2

 
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SHARP
MZ 700

 
Promo pic #4

THOMSON
TO 7 / 70

 
German advert

BIT CORPORATION
BIT 60

 
German brochure #1

ATARI
MEGA STe

 
Japanese Ad

SHARP
MZ 800 - MZ 1500

 
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