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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
NEC  PC 8001 MK 2 SR
The PC-8001 MKII SR was the last one of PC-8001 Series. In 1985, PC-8801 series took the place of the PC-8001 series along with a large amount of available software, so this computer didn't meet a large success. This machine displayed not only Katakana but also Hiragana characters, a Kanji-ROM was available as optional extra.
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Thanks to Yoshiki Yasui from Japan for information and pictures....

CASIO  PV-7
This MSX system has only 8 KB and one cartridge slot, the minimum required by the MSX standard. It is the first MSX computer conceived by Casio and was marketed as an initiation machine. Thankfully an expansion unit (KB-7) was available and added two cartridge slots and more memory (8 + 8 = 16 KB) to the PV-7. There was a small drawing program in ROM. The chicklet keyboard is very poor and to small to do anything with it. There are big arrow keys on the right hand side of the keyboard arra...
MICROWRITER Microwriter
Microwriter was not really a computer, but a very original pocket word processing system, designed in 1980 by Endfield Cie in the USA and later manufactured in the UK. It used a keyboard with only 6 keys which made it possible to keyboard all the alphabet letters, numerals and punctuation marks. The typing method used the letters shape likeness and only one hand was necessary to type text. It only required a few hours to get used to keyboard and then typing speed could be very fast. The inter...
ATARI  FALCON 030
The Atari Falcon 030 is the successor of the Atari 520 STe and the Atari TT 30. It keeps some features these machines : The graphic modes (320 x 200 / 16 colors, 640 x 200 / 4 colors, 640 x 400 / 2 colors, 320 x 480 / 256 colors and 640 x 480 / 16 colors) and the sound chips (the old Yamaha PSG and the two 8 bits PCM channels of the STe). Two new graphic modes have been added : a "small" 256 colors SVGA (640 x 480) and a tru...
CROMEMCO  System V
Little is known about this system, please help ! From Zahoor Iqbal Awan: I have used this system for 2+ years following configuration: Model System V - 100 Memory 8+8 mb Octart (Serial Ports) Boards x 2 Wyse Mono Terminals/Console 20+100 mb Harddisk (Bulky about 3~4kg) 20mb Tape Drive Large Floppy Drive Front Lock (Power system) Wyse Terminal Keyboard - Had to boot cromix bootstrap first and then on to AT&T Unix system V earlier releases. - Used Info...
TELEVIDEO  Personal Mini PM/4T
The Mini PM/4T was the multi-user version of the Televideo PC compatible. A video terminal was used for interfacing directly to the system. The InfoShare Operating System can run many multi-user programs or execute most single-user MS-DOS programs. The PM/4T can be linked to up to four computers (PCs or Televideo's PM Workstation [a terminal]). It was sold for $6000, and a 16-user version was available at $9000. A $99 card was required to connect each PC to the system.
APPLE  APPLE IIe Platinum
This was the last version of the Apple II series that was first released in April 1977 and finally discontinued in mid 1993, making it the only home computer in production for more than 15 years. The major difference from the previous Apple IIe versions is that the keyboard had been redesigned to be functionally equivalent to the keyboard of the Apple IIGS. The new keyboard incorporated an 18-key numeric keypad including two programmable function keys and cursor control keys. The Platinum ...
IMSAI  8048
A soon as the Intel single chip microcomputer was available, IMSAI developped this single board computer. The 8048 processor offered integrated RAM, ROM, I/O, Timer/counter and interrupts. IMSAI added a 24 keys hexadecimal keyboard, a 9-digit LED hex display, 26 I/O lines connectors, 5 relays, Teletype and audio cassette interfaces. 2 Kb of ROM and 1 Kb. of RAM was intalled. Sockets was available for one additional Kb. The system was expandable up to 64 Kb. of RAM off board. The 8048 board was i...
ALPHA MICRO 1000 Series
The Alpha Micro 1000 was a line of systems based on the 68000 microprocessor. According to customer requests, each system could be configured from a single user microcomputer with 128 KB of RAM, up to a 60-users system with 3 MB of RAM and 2.4 GB of disk storage. The operating system of the 1000 series was AMOS, a multi-user, multi-tasking and timesharing system allowing the user to easily add terminals and printers to the current configuration. Several programming languages were available to...
SHELTON INSTRUMENTS Sig-Net
Shelton Instruments were the people behind the original design of the Nascom 1. They were based in London. Sig-Net was a totally new concept, whereby a series of boards - processor, interface, memory, etc. - were interconnected by flexible wires. Each board had its own power supply and many variations of computer could be evolved from the basic system components. The Sig-Net 200 series computer had a number of these modules housed in an enclosure that can have two integral floppy disc d...

   LATEST COMMENTS
Peter Jones
12/13/2019
HUSKY COMPUTERS LIMITED HUSKY HUNTER
i hav in my possession now which is for sale - a Husky Hunter 2 vintage portable computer with Cristie Handydisc and floppy discs, power cables, original case.

Stefano
12/11/2019
PRINZTRONIC Videosport 600
Also the prinztronic videosports 800 has 6 games, not 8. Find some photos on the web to confirm it.

I have found on the web another console with the same shape but 10 games. I do not know the name and haven''t found any reference about it

Brad
12/10/2019
NORTHSTAR  Horizon
North Star S-100 boards. I have several. Email me please bt89162@gmail.com

Brad
12/10/2019
NORTHSTAR  Horizon
I got about a dozen or so North Star boards. I want to sell them and I can’t find them anywhere online accept a person out of country. Can anyone direct me where to sell them and what I should ask? I’m not trying to get rich, I just want to be treated fare. I’m

David
12/10/2019
SORD  M23 Mark III
SORD was imported into the UK by Exleigh Business Machines (EBM) of Penzance. A small number of machines were re-exported to Cyprus. There is further information on SORD, mainly M5, on this page http://www.binarydinosaurs.co.uk/Museum/Sord/index.php

Zbigniew ''zibi'' Jarosik
12/9/2019
G.Z.E. UNIMOR Bosman 8
Bosman has two 3" floppies, not 3.5" - it was the same floppy drive as used in Timex FDD 3000. Itself it has no graphics card - it uses terminal (ANG-2001 - text only, ANG-3001 - text and graphics). It has 512KB of RAM, paged as 60k blocks (not 64 - 60!) - top 4KB was reserved by OS, RAM over first 64K was used as internal disk.

Monitor connector is DB9, but it is used for video signal AND power drawed from power supply in monitor.

I heard there was a version without floppy - for network usage? I can''t confirm - I haven''t seen any.

audrey
12/7/2019
ENGLISH ELECTRIC CO. DEUCE
im doing a social studies project and i picked the history of video games so,this was very helpful


   RANDOM SOFTWARE TITLES
TEMPEST 2000 (J9010E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), Llamasoft (developer) - 1994
 game - shoot them up
MAIDUM
Sharp X1
NCS - year unknown
 game -
SPACEWAR INTERCEPT (MG-212)
MPT-02 systems
RCA - 1977
 game - shoot them up
LODE RUNNER
Atari Lynx
Br°derbund Software - year unknown
 game - platform
DODGE IT (VIDEOCART-16)
Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild - 1978
 game -
1941 - COUNTER ATTACK (HC91048)
NEC Super Grafx
Capcom, Hudson Soft - 1991
 game - plane - shoot them up - vertical scrolling
TABLE TENNIS
Arcade
Nutting Associates - 1973
 game - ball and paddle - sport - tennis
RUINER PINBALL (J9061E)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari (publisher), High Voltage Software (developer) - 1995
 game - pinball
ZETA 5
Sharp X1
Champion Soft - year unknown
 game -
ATARI BASKETBALL
Arcade
Atari - 1979
 game - basketball - sport
HAJA NO FUUIN
Sharp X1
KGD Software Products - year unknown
 game -
DAIMAKAIMURA (NAPH-1008)
NEC Super Grafx
Capcom, NEC Avenue - 1990
 game - platform
OUTWORLDER (PC/SD-207)
SD-2xx systems
SEL - 1982
 game -
THEME PARK (8001-TPKJAG)
Atari Jaguar compatible systems
Atari, Bullfrog Productions (developer), Ocean Software (publisher) - 1995
 game - business sim
ART MASTER (VT3601)
Vectrex
GCE - 1983
 misc - animation - paint program - vector graphics

   RANDOM ADVERTS
French ad (dec. 1983...

RAIR MICROCOMPUTER
Business Computer

 
US advert #2 (1979)

ATARI
400

 
German advert #2

COMMODORE
C64

 
German advert

ATARI
800

 
UK advert (1984)

COMMODORE
C64

 
Jacquard brochure #3

AM INTERNATIONAL JACQUARD SYSTEMS
J100 - J500

 
German brochure #3

ATARI
TT 030

 
French ad (july 1984...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
French advert (1983)

THOMSON
TO 7

 
french advert (febru...

SINCLAIR
ZX 81

 
French ad (jan. 1980...

I.S.T.C. (INFORMATIC SYST╚MES T╔L╔COM)
5000

 
QD version advert

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
CMC International

INTERTEC
SUPERBRAIN

 
Altair Convention

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
French ad (nov. 1983...

ADVISION
Home Arcade

 
Silex documentation

LEANORD
Silex

 
Italian ad #5

SINCLAIR
ZX SPECTRUM

 
Japanese advertiseme...

HITACHI
H1 / H1E

 
Flyer

PEL VARAZDIN
Orao

 
1976 price list

MITS
ALTAIR 8800

 
Advert

SEEQUA
CHAMELEON

 
UK advert (stupid !)

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS
TI 99 / 4A

 
French advert (june ...

THOMSON
MO 5

 
US advert

INTV CORP.
System III

 
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