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   LATEST ADDITIONS
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...
OSM COMPUTER CORPORATION Zeus 3X
OSM Computer Corporation, based in Santa Clara California, produced several multi-user CP/M computers called Zeus. The Zeus 3X was released in 1983, and is a natural follow-up of previous systems: Zeus, Zeus II, Zeus 3. The Zeus 3X was available as the same time as the Zeus 4, in which it differs in some features (more users, more memory, tape drive, real time clock, etc.) making it more suited for larger companies. The OSM Z...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
JOSTYKIT MULTI-TV-GAME HF 344
One of the rare system from Danemark. This was sold as a do-it-yourself kit to solder. It came with a documentation on how to build it up. It's a very basic system which includes an AY-3-8500 GI chip but wich offers very few options (slow or fast and that's all !). It looks very nice with its sheet metal. One player uses the control knob inserted in the system case while the other player use a detachable paddle. The system is very small and can easily be carried away. There is no internal sp...
PRAVETZ 16A
This Bulgarian computer was an IBM PC compatible system. It was one of the most powerful computer available at that time in Bulgaria. It was developed by a team of computer engineers ran by professor Angel Angelov. The latest models were powered with a NEC microprocessor (at approx. 12 Mhz). They had a Bulgarian BIOS and DOS. The following software was available: -programing languages (BASIC-16, PASCAL, Cobol,Ada); -dBASE systems (Micro-PC-2); -Text editors (Text-16, MicroTEXT-16, DOK...
ADVISION Home Arcade
One of the many "Arcadia 2001 clone" systems. This one was marketed in France. See Emerson Arcadia 2001 for more info. ...
ADDS Mentor 2000
There is almost no information available about this M2000 minicomputer. ADDS (Applied Digital Data Systems) was a subsidiary of NCR Corp. The ADDS Mentor 2000 is a serious multi-user business machine the size of a small refrigerator. This system runs the "PICK" operating system. If you ask knowlegable people what "PICK" is, some will say "Operating System" (OS), and the others will say "Database Management System" (DBMS). Both are correct, the PICK operating system is designed around a power...
HEATHKIT  H8
This early computer was to be used with a terminal for better control. A lots of expansion boards were available for this computer. Memory boards were available in 4K, 8K, and 16K (note: 4k memory board was 8k half populated.) The H8 was sold with software: Benton Harbor BASIC, the HASL-8 2 pass assembler, TED-8 Line oriented text editor and BUG-8 terminal console debugger.
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Further information from John H. Swalby:

TRIUMPH ADLER  TA-1000
Little is known about this early computer from german company Triumph Adler. Hopefully, Rudolf L. Schörger who worked there at the time, sent us some very precious information (in German): "1973 begann bei Triumph-Adler die Serienproduktion der TA 1000. Ich war damals im Prüffeld tätig. Nur mit einem Oszillografen ausgerüstet, mußte ich defekte CPUs reparieren. Das ging nur deshalb, weil an die TA1000 ein Testtablau anschließbar war. Mit diesem konnten auf der Hardwar...
TATUNG  PC-2000
After having launched a home computer, the Einstein, Tatung tried to tackle the small business market with this PC-2000 system. Ease of use, attractive price and expandability were their main desing criteria. The PC-2000 was actually a standard CP/M based machine. However, a large range of powerful options could be added whitch impressively increased system capabilities: • The serial interface board contained 14 RS232 serial ports and the PC-2000 could add up ...
PHILIPS  Odyssey 2100
This one was available shortly after the Odyssey 2001 pong system. Based upon the same principles it offers more game thanks to a new chipset. As its little brother, the Odyssey 2100 had no equivalent system in the USA under the Magnavox brand. The most related system was the Odyssey 4000... The National Semiconductor MM-57186-N chipset can play 6 different colour games with variations, resulting in a total of 23 available games. The six games are Footbal...
INTERSYSTEMS DPS-1
InterSystems was the computers brand name of the Ithaca company which previously manufactured various cards for other mainframe makers. The DPS-1 is based on the S-100 bus. It seems to be a copy of the Altair 8800 and Cromemco Z-1 systems. The case had a 20-card capacity and can support 8 and 16 bit processors. With a 16-bit Zilog Z8000 processor, the system could take up to 256 KB of RAM and run the Unix operating system, a...
METROLOGIE  BFM 186
The BFM 186 is a CAD computer. The expansion slots are not compatible with the IBM PC's : they are 16 bit slots contrary to the PC's which are 8 bit. The graphic system of this computer is a bit ugly : it has two video processors, one of them handles a character plane and the other one handles three graphic planes. Each graphic plane has a resolution of 1024 x 1024 pixels but only a part of these planes (960 x 625) can be displayed, moreover, each plan can be zoomed (from 1 to 16) and can scro...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Philip Gaberdiel
8/15/2022
DATAPOINT CORPORATION Datapoint 2200
During my senior year of high school in 1970 in Hobart, Oklahoma, my math teacher somehow was able to purchase a computer. He and I learned how to program it (machine code, I think). Our first program was to solve quadratic equations. I can''t remember the brand of the computer, but as I recall it looked like the pictures of the CTC computers. If my memory is correct, programs were stored on a magnetic card that you ran through a reader. Can anyone confirm if there was a CTC computer like this that would have been available in the spring of 1970?

Savior2022
8/14/2022
MEMOTECH  MTX 500 /512
I found mtx512 games https://www.mediafire.com/file/2tz3ngv9zlhpkgt/MEMOTECH_MTX512_Ultimate_Game_pack_v1.0_$2528BKL$2529.zip/file https://archive.org/search.php?query$memotech

Garry
8/13/2022
DICK SMITH VZ300
Great computer

TB99
8/10/2022
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY  LASER 3000
I had the vtech 3000 version sold in the USA. It didn''''t support Low-Res Apple II mode$this would show garble on the screen..Lots of freeware/Public domain software used this mode. Also, some of the ads in computer shopper implied it had 192k of RAM, when in reality, it only had 64k, so any 128K //c-//e software was out too. The Up arrow key didn''''t work in Apple II software, although it did seem to work in the enclosed "Magic //e" word processor. It also came with MagicMemory Database and MagicCalc spreadsheet. I couldn''''t get Ultima V to load on it, even though the box said 64k. I''''d say most high-res 64k games did work though.

TB99
8/10/2022
DICK SMITH Cat
I had the vtech 3000 version sold in the USA. It didn''t support Low-Res Apple II mode$this would show garble on the screen..Lots of freeware/Public domain software used this mode. Also, some of the ads in computer shopper implied it had 192k of RAM, when in reality, it only had 64k, so any 128K //c-//e software was out too. The Up arrow key didn''t work in Apple II software, although it did seem to work in the enclosed "Magic //e" word processor. It also came with MagicMemory Database and MagicCalc spreadsheet. I couldn''t get Ultima V to load on it, even though the box said 64k. I''d say most high-res 64k games did work though.

Ken Bolt
8/9/2022
DURANGO F85
I want to donate my Durango F85 computer. Purchased about 1980. Please text or phone me at 905-741-2658 Ken Bolt

Larry Sh.
8/7/2022
XEROX  820-II
Again, not a "bad" computer per se, but much better was out there in 1983. 8" floppies where already sliding into obsolescence. Some of the same great software was becoming available for the new IBM PC and PC/XT and the new Apple //e had some great productivity software coming soon. This was a case of too little improvement coming too late. A Kaypro 10 was a better deal that was at least as good, or better, at a lower price and excellent build quality. Xerox leadership was caught in the 1970''s or something.


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
BASEBALL (MG-210)
MPT-02 systems
RCA - 1977
 game - baseball - sport
177
Sharp X1
Macadamia - 1986
 game - platform
TEMPO (32X) (84504)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Sega - 1995
 game - platform
BLACKJACK (TV CASINO I) (18V600)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - blackjack - card game
ASTRO WARS II - BATTLE IN GALAXY (02)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Epoch - 1984
 game - shoot them up
BREAKOUT
Atari Video-Pinball (C380)
Atari - 1977
 game - ball and paddle - breakout
ADDITION
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - educational game - mathematics - mind games
POLE POSITION (VT3206)
Vectrex
GCE, Namco - 1983
rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4rating is 4
 game - car - racing - vector graphics
BOULDER DASH (11)
Epoch Super Cassette Vision
Comptiq, First Star Software - 1985
 game - puzzle
PERCEPTS
Magnavox Odyssey
Magnavox - 1972
 game - memory game
FLICKY (G-1036)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1984
 game - platform
SPACE INVADERS
Commodore PET
company unknown - year unknown
 game - shoot them up - space
BASEBALL (VIDEOCART-12)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1977
 game - baseball - sport
CENTIPEDE (PROTOTYPE)
Atari Lynx
Atari, Shadowsoft Inc. - year unknown
 game - prototype - shoot them up
I-WAR (J9043E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Imagitec Design (developer) - 1995
 game - 3d - shoot them up

   RANDOM ADVERTS
First ad (Sept. 87)

ACORN COMPUTER
Archimedes

 
UK advert, Oct 1983

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
commercial pamphlet ...

CENTRAL DATA
2650

 
Promotional leaflet ...

FAIRCHILD
Channel F

 
Product brochure - i...

LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC)
Adam

 
U.K. ad. (Aug. 1986)

SHARP
PC-7000

 
French ad (may 1984)

MULTITECH
MPF-1 A/B

 
U.S. ad. June 1983

KAYPRO
Kaypro II

 
French advert (april...

THOMSON
TO 9

 
Savla PC1 advert

COMX WORLD OPERATIONS LTD
COMX 35

 
Dutch advert (januar...

SANYO
MBC-55x

 
U.K. ad. (1986)

ATARI
520 / 1040 STf / STfm

 
Greek advert (march ...

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
Last +4 sales, Apr. ...

COMMODORE
PLUS 4 - C232/264/364

 
Brochure

SOCIÉTÉ OCCITANE D'ELECTRONIQUE
OC 2000

 
French advert (June ...

LOGICAL MACHINE CORPORATION (LOMAC)
David

 
In schools #2

BULL
MICRAL 80/22

 
U.S. advert (1983)

C.ITOH
YD-8110

 
Japanese advert (198...

SANYO
Wavy 10 (MPC 10)

 
Docs

SONY
SMC 777 - 777C

 
AMtext brochure #2

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
Mail order

THOMSON
TO 7

 
French ad (dec. 1986...

MULTITECH
MPF-1 Plus

 
U.S. advert (1979)

POLYMORPHIC
System 8813

 
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