Transam Triton

This was sold in kit form and built from a motherboard and chips and sourced half of them from the US. 2K BIOS, 2K BASIC and you load your programs via tape cassette and run it to a TV
 
THE TRANSAM TRITON COMPUTER Specification

SINGLE-BOARD CONSTRUCTION
8080A BASED SYSTEM
BOARD HOLDS UP TO 4K ROM
POWERFUL 1K MONITOR IN ROM
POWERFUL 2K TINY BASIC IN ROM
UP TO 3K USER RAM ONBOARD
64 GRAPHIC CHARACTERS
AUDIO (STANDARD TTL) OUTPUTS
COMPLETE POWER SUPPLY
1KVDU RAM ONBOARD
8 LEVELS OF INTERRUPT
TAPE I/O AUTO START STOP
2 MODE VISUAL  DISPLAY I/O OR MEMORY MAPPED
FULL ALPHA NUMERICS
UHF OUTPUT TO UK TV SET
FULL 56 STATION KEYBOARD
42 LINE EXPANSION BUSBAR
FULLY BUFFERED OUTPUT LINES FOR UP TO 64K MEMORY +256 I/O PORTS
SPECIALLY DESIGNED CASE WITH ROOM FOR EXPANSION
USES ALL LOW POWER SCHOTTKY TTL
SPEED Master Clock 7.2MHZ
              Microcycle    1.25uS
              Instruction execution 6 to 13.75uS
              Tape I/O  300 Baud
              Print rate I/O Mode VDU 100 C.P.S.
              Display format   64 characters x 16 lines
FIRMWARE RESIDENT IN ROM

1K MONITOR 2 front panel interrupts allowing "Screen Clear/Cursor Reset" and reinitialisation without clearing memory. User machine code programming, memory check and modifications running of programs in machine code, listing, tape I/O for machine code or basic programs. Tape input with named file search facilities, clear and precise prompts and default statements vectored jump to basic.

"A VERY VERSATILE POWERFUL COMPACT PERSONAL COMPUTER"
 
Our machine was buit and kindly donated by Robert Mirfin. It is in excellent condition and is complete with the original manuals, documentation and Triton User Manuals

Manufacturer: Transam
Date: December 1978

Transam Triton Manuals:

Item Manufacturer Date
Transam Triton Software & Manual Notes (Humbug and Basic Interpreter) Transam 1979
Transam Documentation Transam 1979
Transam - The Triton Manual Transam 1980
Triton product Cards Transam 1980
Transam - The Triton Manual (2) Transam 1980

Magazines RELATED to Transam Triton in our Library

Item Manufacturer Date
Electronics Today International - November 1978 November 1978
Practical Computing - March 1979 March 1979
Practical Computing - June 1979 June 1979
Practical Computing - July 1979 July 1979
Practical Computing - December 1979 December 1979
Triton Triangle User Group Magazine No: 7 July 1981 Transam July 1981
Home Computing: Games Programs Summer 1981 Modmags July 1981
Triton Magazine No: 1 November 1982 Transam November 1982
Triton Magazine No: 2 February 1983 Transam February 1983
Triton Magazine No: 3 May 1983 Transam May 1983
Triton Magazine No: 4 August 1983 Transam August 1983
Triton Magazine No: 5 November 1983 Transam November 1983
Triton Magazine No: 6 December 1983 Transam December 1983
Triton Magazine No: 7 February 1984 Transam February 1984
Triton Magazine No: 8 May 1984 Transam May 1984
Triton Magazine No: 9 August 1984 Transam August 1984
Triton Magazine No: 10 November 1984 Transam October 1984

Other Systems Related To Transam Triton:

Item Manufacturer Date
Transam Triton (2) Transam December 1978
Transam Tuscan S100 Transam June 1980

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH6210. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

Transam Triton


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