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European Data Systems LX1

LX1 portable computer made by European Data Systems 1995

It is army green colour and metal cased. Very heavy duty system for battlefield conditions

It has  detachable keyboard with inbuilt trackball. There is a security seal on the keyboard with 'Iarrcis Tempest Seal' and another label on it with 'Keyboard Data Entry, Iarrcis, European Data Systems LXI'. The keyboard has a good quality feel to it as you might expect.

The screen is a 10" LCD screen and next to the screen are LED's for Power, DC Good, Low Battery, SCSI HDD. The screen hinge mechanism has to be seen to be believed, you will NEVER EVER break it !!!

The front panel hides a hard drive bay, a 3.5" floppy drive, a PCMCIA card slot and an elapsed time indicator.

Behind the right hand side panel there's a 24V NiMh battery and what could be a keyboard and PS/2 connector.

On the back there's a mains input connector (an unusual hi-spec military connector), DC 24-32v In (again, a strange military connector), A Sync Data connector, A Fibre Optic LAN connector, a SCSI connector, standard printer port, serial COM2 port, and a standard Ext VGA connector.

"European Data Systems, a newcomer in the military computing world,unveiled its latest LXI ruggedized PC at Aldershot.The company supplied units to the IARRCIS (ACE Rapid Reaction CorpsInformation System), which was recently brought into service andexpects an order for "hundreds" more.European Data Systems is confident of additional work on the Bowmanproject and is included in the ADCIS air defence command informationsystem.The company claims it has been able to get unit prices down toPds6000 ($9,300) for PCs rather than what it says is an industrystandard of Pds20,000 per unit. The LXI486 computer is now a standard unit for IARRCIS."

Jane's Defence Weekly
Publication date     September 16, 1995

Manufacturer: European Data Systems
Date: 1995

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH13472. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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