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Enigma - Galaxy 2 Computer

The Enigma was manufactured by Gemini Microcomputers Ltd who did not normally sell its products direct to the end user. The Enigma appears to be based on the Galaxy 2 GM905 system. This system is aimed at users with particularly high storage requirements and is supplied with twin Micropolis 1015F6 drives, offering a massive 1.6 megabytes of formatted disk storage! It had Twin Z80A processors with the CP/M2.2 OS. And 64K Dynamic RAM.

This is NOT the Enigma machine which was used for encrypting communications during World War II!

The GM905 - Galaxy 2 with twin 800KB drives cost £1695 in 1983.

The Enigma is a metal cased keyboard and a small metal Desktop with a 14in green screen.
It was used to transfer files from one system to another (e.g. from Atari to PC). The Enigma had no hard drive, but you loaded a software and then the files to be transferred. You then used the software to create a table to translate the extraneous codes and either change or delete them. It did not last too long in the commercial world, as the Intermedia was brought out and this was a much quicker and easier machine to use.

The Gemini Galaxy range of computers were of "all British" origin, being manufactured by Gemini Microcomputers Ltd., Amersham, Bucks.

Complete with Novex video monitor.

Our model is GM905 with a serial number of 01353. The keyboard is a Galaxy 1 with a serial number of00930 and was very kindly donated by Bob Wilson

Manufacturer: Gemini Microcomputers
Date: 1983



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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH4927. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

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