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   LATEST ADDITIONS
BANDAI Arcadia
The Bandai Arcadia, is the same system as the Emerson Arcadia 2001, but sold in Japan. Please see this entry for more detailed informations. The Arcadia 2001 clones includes : Advision Home Arcade (France), Bandai Arcadia (Japan), GiG Electronics Leonardo (Italy), Hanimex HMG-2650, Leisure-Dynamics Leisure-Vision, Intercord XL 2000 system, Eduscho / Tchibo Tele-Fever, etc... It...
BANDAI TV Jack 5000
The TV Jack 5000 from Bandai released in 1978 is one of the first cartridge based system from Japan. It's the equivalent of european and american systems like the Hanimex SD-050, Acetronic Color TV Game, Prinztronic Micro 5500, SHG Blackpoint, Binatone Cablestar, Radofin telesports, etc. There have been tons of systems like these. The TV Jack 5000, like all these systems, use cartridges based on General Instruments chipsets which offers different games on each chip. That's why all these sy...
OLIVETTI  A5
Olivetti introduced a mainframe about 1960 which was called ELEA, then in 1965 the Programma 101 - which was probably the world's first real desktop computer. Then a little later they introduced the Audiotronic range of "office computers". The first was the A770, which was replaced by the A7. The A5 was the desktop version. The Olivetti Audit 5 or A5 was largely an electro mechanical computer. It printed via a golf ball typewritter mechanism at the astonishing speed of 16 character per second...
TRIUMPH ADLER  TA-1600
The TA 1600 system was introduced in 1983 at the CeBIT (which was only a part of the "Hannover-Messe" by that time). TA showed a few sample applications and the 1600 family in general. Triumph Adler's hardware included also the 1600/20-3 which was supplied with a permanent-swap-HDD-unit. This unit had a memory/storage capacity of 2 x 8 MB (Winchester technology). Triumph Adler said the system (the 1600) will fit the demand of medium-sized businesses, due to the facts that these companies w...
MIDWICH Microcontroller
Called the Midwich Microcontroller, this British computer was developped to provide a small desktop micro capable of running other equipment throug a variety of interface cards. In 1979 an Italian IC manufacturer designed and began to sell a single board micro system that could be expanded to a full system with a VDU, discs, etc. Called the Nanocomputer, it was manufactured by SGS Ates and one of the distributors in the UK was Midwich. The Nano was somewhat expensive and suffered from a numbe...
RADIONIC Model R1001
This is an extremly rare TRS-80 Model 1 clone, based on an other clone: The Komtek 1 (from Germany). It's equiped with a Level II basic and powered by a Zilog Z80 cpu. _________ Contributors : Incog...
BASF 7100
The BASF 7000 systems are professional computers from Germany. They seem to be based on the Microterm II Intelligent Terminal by Digi-Log Systems, Inc. There were several models in the 7000 serie....
PERTEC PCC 2000
PCC 2000 is a professional computer released in 1978. It was designed in 1978 by Pertec, the company which merged with MITS by the end of 1976. The PCC is conceived as a monobloc machine, where the display and two 8" floppy disk drives are built-in the main case. The mechanical keyboard offers separated numeric and editing keypads. The system is powered by an Intel 8085 microprocessor and offers 64 KB RAM. The whole thing was apparently delivered with an extended Basic language, which has...
UNIVERSUM Multispiel 2006
Basic pong system based on the popular AY-3-8500 chipset from General Instruments....
TERTA TAP-34
TAP 34 is a self design of Terta company from Hungary. Primarily it was designed as a terminal for big computer systems but it was also able to process data alone. The main integrated circuits were assembled in the USSR and in Hungary by Tungsram, but several parts were imported from other countries. The built-in monitor was a DME-28 monochrome CRT made by Orion. This company was famous for its televisions in Hungary and the other KGST countries. The floppy drive attached to the compute...

   RANDOM SYSTEMS
IMSAI  VDP 80
The IMSAI VDP-80 was the first commercially succesful business computer, accounting for almost 50% of the store sales where I worked at the time. It was delived with 48 KB or 64 KB of RAM, and newer systems offered the Persci 299, double-sided, double density floppy drives. Both models of Persci (277 or 299) were a dual drive with a shared voice coil positioner in the center. The primary CP/M applications were Electric Pencil or Wordstar which made them a hit in law offices. FMS-80 (databa...
DICK SMITH VZ200
The Dick Smith VZ-200 and VZ-300 were very popular in Australia and New Zealand from 1983 to 1990. The VZ200 was the same model as the VTech Laser 200. Despite of its poor chicklet keyboard and short RAM space, users could find hundreds of programs from local magazines, Dick Smith store or from several very active VZ user clubs. Several peripherals and add-on were quickly available, among them, a 16 KB RAM plug-in module, a tape recorder, a mouse, a Speech ...
TELEVIDEO  TS-803
The TS-803 succeeded to the TS-802. Although it was basically the same CP/M machine, it had several notable enhancements. The all-in-one case had an innovative design. The main unit and mass storage devices were mounted vertically at the right side of a large tilting 14" green display (at the time the standard size was of 12"). The keyboard was also greatly improved. It offered 16 programmable function keys and 10 pre-programmed text-editing keys. It was...
APOLLO 7  SQUALE
The Squale was a strange computer which was sold in very small quantities. The BASIC was supplied in a cartridge. Only 28 KB were free for the user (4 KB for the monitor, 28 KB for BASIC and FLEX and 32 KB for the video memory). One of its interesting characteristics was its built-in modem (Thomson EFB 7510, 1200 baud, full duplex or 1200/75 baud, half duplex). The designers of this computer apparently encountered lots of problems with the development of the Squale, which explains why it sold in...
UNIVERSUM Multispiel 2006
Basic pong system based on the popular AY-3-8500 chipset from General Instruments....
SHARP  PC-1260 PC-1261 PC-1262
These small pocket computers were derived from the PC-1251. They had same keyboard and size. The main difference was the larger display, which now provided two lines with 24 characters, which was a great advantage, especially for BASIC programming. The built-in BASIC interpreter was also close to the PC-1251 interpreter. In 1984, the PC-1260 and PC-1261 were released. The only difference between these two was that the former had 4 KB RAM and the latt...
INTEL iPDS
The iPDS (Intel Personal Development System) was a portable system intended to support both hardware and software design and development for boards based on many different families of Intel microprocessors (8085 or 8088) or embedded microcontrollers (8031/8051/805X family). The unit was powered by an Intel 8085. It contained one floppy disc drive and a 64 KB bubble memory chip that could be used as a boot disk if no floppy disc was inserted. Through the I<...
OLIVETTI  M24
This is a highly IBM PC compatible system. It means that it is truely hardware and sotfware compatible with the IBM PC of that time. Back then, all "PC compatible" systems were not exactly 100% compatible... so it was a real marketing argument for the Olivetti M24. There were two true tests to know if a system was really IBM PC compatible : Lotus 1-2-3 and Microsoft Flight Simulator, and the M-24 was running both with no problem. But in addition to its good compatibility, the Olivetti M24 wa...
VIDEO TECHNOLOGY  LASER 2001
In June 1983, Video Technology presented a prototype of the Laser 2001 (and the Apple II compatible Laser 3000 the same day) which can use Colecovision and Atari VCS 2600 cartridges! The Laser 2001 was also sold as the Salora Manager in Scandinavia...
CASIO  PB-700
The PB-700 was the best pocket computer of its time. It was the first to offer a 4x20 LCD screen, better than Sharp pockets !...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Mihai Dragan
2/19/2020
IPTVT (TRAIAN VUIA POLYTECHNICAL INSTITUTE) MicroTim
The technical sheet information is wrong in stating there is no graphics mode. MicroTim is a ZX Spectrum clone, so of course it has a graphics mode with the same specs as the Spectrum.

David Evershed
2/17/2020
RAIR MICROCOMPUTER Business Computer
At Rothmans cigarette company we sought to use RAIR computers to distribute our computer systems from a central mainframe to local operations in factories, warehouses and offices around the UK.

We took delivery of the first off the production line around 1981 and had only a few models for software development at first.

We found that the machines were not powerful enough to do the jobs we had planned for them and had to change from distributed micro computers from RAIR
to distributed midi computers from ICL and later IBM.

Glenf thomas
2/14/2020
HEWLETT PACKARD  HP-5036A


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Desi Villaescusa
2/14/2020
COMMODORE  VIC 20
Vic-20 was my first computer as well. There was no way we could afford a computer (except maybe a ZX81 kit) back then, but not long after the C64 came out, the Vic20 prices $ped and when my parents went out to get me one, the price had $ped again and I got the Vic20 AND a tape drive. Loved that computer. Gave me my start, and yes, I am in IT now. William Shatner was right! $-)

Rainer Kaufhold
2/11/2020
OLIVETTI  M10
Hello everybody,
rediscovered this Olivetti M10 in a dark drawer after many years. 4 batteries in, turned on ... he left immediately! Great, I''m happy!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/pAywNrTL4KhZ7G4E8

Monty Cuthbert
2/10/2020
ADDS Mentor 2000
EDP
I came out of the army after years service at 31 in 1974 with the word COMPUTER going through my head. I talked the Government into starting resettlement courses with CDI in Computer Engineering. After this course I went to work for ICL in Bracknell, but by 1980 ICL’s expansion dealings with Singer made me feel uncomfortable as the word redundancy was being spoken about. I approached an agency saying “I would like a job in the area or in South Yorkshire where I come from.”
The response was the offer of the Northern Regional Managers position with a company in Sheffield. I said “Hold on a minute, I am only a in house system maintenance engineer.” The Agency said “That is what we told the Managing Director and his response was does he want the job or not” I left ICL and joined Richard Jowitt in Sheffield. I was the only employee in the company with an engineering title.
The day I arrived Richard told me he was going round the world to look for a computer to ut into small businesses. He came back a week later and told me I was going to ADDS on Long Island, New York for a week to learn about the Mentor Computer.
Initially until I could recruit more engineers I was living with my parents in Doncaster Tuesday to Thursday handling work in the North and being with my wife and children Friday to Monday handling southern problems.
The Northern Regional Manager was more like the Northern Hemisphere Manager.
In 2002 I left the company which by then had ten repair centres.
I was talking to Richard in 2000 and I told him that I had eight years left before retirement but I could not see computer repair engineering lasting that long. The throwaway society was approaching.
I was elected as a DMBC Councillor in 1998, I took redundancy from EDP and carried on as a full time Councillor.
Monty

TheGrandRascal
2/8/2020
COMMODORE  C128 - C128D
I actually still have $ and, (very) occasionally, still USE! $ my Commodore-128!

In addition to the C128 itself, I also have:

1. An attached CMD SuperCPU$

2. A CMD RamLink (16MB)$

3. Two 1571''s (both wth JiffyDOS)$

4. A 1581 (also with JiffyDOS)$

5. A CMD FD-2000 (which came with JiffyDOS preinstalled $ it also has a realtime clock installed)$

6. A Commodore 1084 color monitor$ and

7. A Seikosha SP-1000VC dot-matrix printer.

And THEY ALL WORK!!! Yay!!!

All hail my Commodore might! $$9786$


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
BASEBALL (TV ARCADE IV) (18V403)
RCA Studio II
RCA - 1977
 game - baseball - sport
CHESS
Compucolor
company unknown - year unknown
 game - chess - mind games
FORTRESS OF NARZOD (VT3304)
Vectrex
GCE - 1982
rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5rating is 5
 game - shoot them up - vector graphics
SPACE SMASH (PC/SD-202)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game - space
BANK PANIC (C-53)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1985
 game - shooting gallery - wild west
MEADOW LANES
Arcade
Meadows Games - 1977
 game - bowling - sport
HOCKEY
Odyssey 100
Magnavox - 1975
 game - ball and paddle - hockey - sport
DARXIDE (32X) (84580)
Sega Mega Drive compatible systems
Frontier Developments, Sega - 1995
 game - flight sim - shoot them up - space
DAI-PACMAN
Indata Dai
Dainamic - 1983
 game - eat them all - maze - pac-man
MAIDUM
Sharp X1
NCS - year unknown
 game -
SQUASH
GI AY-3-8500 (4 games)
General Instruments - 1976
 game - ball and paddle - sport - squash
FLICKY (G-1036)
Sega SG-1000 compatible systems
Sega - 1984
 game - platform
ALIEN, A.K.A. SUPER ALIEN (VIC-1906)
Commodore Vic 20
Commodore - 1981
 game - maze
177
Sharp X1
Macadamia - 1986
 game - platform
PINBALL (MG-205)
MPT-02 systems
company unknown - year unknown
 game - pinball

   RANDOM ADVERTS
Advert #3

ATARI
800

 
Russian advert - pag...

LEMZ
Agat

 
Semi-Tech brochure #...

SEMI-TECH
Pied Piper

 
DAK advert (US, 1986...

VISUAL TECHNOLOGY
Visual 1083 / Commuter

 
U.S. advert (1983)

EPSON
QX 10

 
U.S. advert (1979)

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
ACS-8000

 
Japan advert.

YAMAHA
YIS-303

 
Advert #2

SMT
Goupil 3

 
Charlie Chaplin #2

IBM
PC - Model 5150

 
U.S. ad. (1983) #2

OKI
IF 800

 
Advert #1

MICRODIGITAL
TK-85

 
ú99 in January 1982

COMPUKIT
UK-101

 
US advert, September...

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY
LASER 3000

 
Printers advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
Color Computer

 
U.S. ad (1982)

ALTOS COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Serie 5

 
Sanco brochure #1

SANCO
TPC-8300

 
Isaac Asimov ad #2

TANDY RADIO SHACK
TRS 80 MODEL III

 
Advert #3

HONEYWELL
DDP-516

 
1978 brochure #11

MSI
6800

 
Advert

COMMODORE
C64

 
Japanese advert (197...

NINTENDO
Racing 112 (model CTG-CR112)

 
Z-2 1977 advert

CROMEMCO
Z-2

 
US advert

TANDY RADIO SHACK
1000 TX

 
Acorn ad #1

ACORN COMPUTER
BBC Master Compact

 
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