Xemplar was founded in 1996 as a 50/50 joint venture between Acorn and Apple to sell to the UK Education Market. In 1998 Acorn was looking to sell its 50% and seeking a buyer. In January 1999 Apple bought out Acorns 50% for £3 million. This ended Xemplar's involvement with Acorn and RISC OS based products.
The front of the Xemplar has the Power on/standby switch, the smartcard slot in the middle and the power and standby LEDs next the the Xemplar logo
The ports on the back of the Matrix NC:
Mouse and keyboard
Audio (R&L) out
Serial No: 80-TNS11A-1003723