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Digital DEC

Timeline for DEC :

Date Event
0001 C. 100 BC The Antikythera mechanism was constructed
1642 Pascal's calculator or the Pascaline constructed
1666 Samuel Morland builds a mechanical calculator that will add and subtract
Dec 1837 Charles Babbage published a paper describing a mechanical computer that is now known as the Analytical Engine
28 Sep 1925 Supercomputer Pioneer Seymour Cray is Born
13 Dec 1928 Jack Tramiel is Born
17 Nov 1929 Herman Hollerith Died
1934 IBM 405 Alphabetical Accounting Machine introduced
1936 Konrad Zuse builds first freely programmable computer
11 Apr 1936 Konrad Zuse Files For Patent
12 Nov 1937 Alan Turing Defines the Universal Machine
1938 Zuse Z1 built by Konrad Zuse
Dec 1943 The Colossus Mark 1 computer is delivered to Bletchley Park
8 Feb 1945 Patent is Filed for the Harvard Mark I
1947 The Williams tube won the race for a practical random-access memory
1948 IBM's Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator was built
21 Jun 1948 The Manchester Baby, the world's first stored program computer, ran its first program
1951 LEO I computer became operational
1953 Jay Forrester installed magnetic core memory at MIT
2 Jul 1953 IBM announces the Model 650 computer
1954 Jack Tramiel starts Commodore
1957 DEC is founded
May 1957 LEO II Installed
1959 COBOL is introduced
16 Oct 1959 CDC Introduces 1604 Computer
1960 DEC released its first mini computer: PDP-1
1961 Computerized spreadsheets for use in business accounting developed
7 Dec 1962 The Manchester Atlas was inaugurated
Dec 1964 Introduction of DEC PDP-7 18-bits minicomputer
1965 DEC unveils the PDP-8,
Aug 1966 Introduction of DEC PDP-9
Sep 1967 Introduction of DEC PDP-10
3 Dec 1968 CDC Introduces the 7600 Supercomputer
9 Dec 1968 Douglas C. Engelbart publicly demonstrates the mouse
1 May 1969 AMD Advanced Micro Devices is founded
16 Oct 1969 DEC PDP-15 Introduced
1970 UNIX is developed
16 Jul 1970 DEC introduces the PDP-8/E
9 Sep 1971 Decsystem 10 introduced
14 Oct 1971 DEC launches Giant Mini PDP-11/45
25 Nov 1971 DEC launches PDP-11/03
17 Aug 1972 DEC cuts costs with new Systems
1973 Xerox Alto personal computer was developed at Xerox PARC
22 Feb 1973 DEC graphic-11 - New digital system released
22 Nov 1973 DEC takes up the OEM challenge
10 Jan 1974 Digital launch DECLAB
Aug 1974 MITS completes the first prototype Altair 8800 microcomputer
Aug 1975 Cray 1A announced
22 Jan 1976 Dec System 20 introduced
1977 The RCA CDP1802 microprocessor was used in the Galileo spacecraft
5 Dec 1978 Acorn Computers Ltd formed in Cambridge, UK
Apr 1980 News Article : Human factor in computer crime
Jun 1980 News Article : Special prize for inventiveness
Jul 1980 News Article : New industrial micro from Data Applications
Sep 1980 News Article : Inmos decision
Oct 1980 News Article : No exit for Exidy
Dec 1980 News Article : U.S. chips to dominate
Dec 1980 News Article : Government takes decision on data-privacy laws
1981 Acorn BBC Micro Launched
Feb 1981 News Article : Cassette cost to rise
Sep 1981 News Article : Structured language for Open University
Oct 1981 News Article : Business decision aid
Dec 1981 News Article : Any software to declare?
1 Feb 1982 Introduction of Intel 80286 at 6 MHz, with 134,000 transistors
Jul 1982 News Article : Genie micro family is extended
Jul 1982 News Article : DEC takes the plunge
Aug 1982 News Article : Interface for Vic-20
Oct 1982 News Article : Wider choice for Sirius
Dec 1982 News Article : CP/M3 due by New Year
Feb 1983 News Article : Microfinesse
Mar 1983 News Article : Apple, DEC and IBM set to compete for executive market
Apr 1983 News Article : IBM profits near $4.5 billion
13 Sep 1983 Osborne Computer declares bankruptcy
27 Oct 1983 News Article : Tradecom buys NewBrain
Jun 1984 Commodore 16 & Plus 4 Launch
23 May 1985 News Article : Games Workshop backs off
6 Jun 1985 News Article : CBM announces more "bundles"
24 Oct 1985 News Article : Fighter Pilot sequel launched
7 Apr 1986 Amstrad Buys Sinclair Research IP
Sep 1986 Acorn BBC Master Compact Launched
8 Dec 1986 News Article : New ITV venture to rival BBC?
Sep 1990 Sega Launched the Megadrive Console in Europe
1991 Linus Torvalds from Finland releases Linux version 0.02
1992 Commodore releases the the Amiga 500+
3 Dec 1994 The PlayStation is released in Japan
2 Sep 1997 IBM announces RS/6000 SP Deep Blue
1999 News Article : Release Schedule
1999 News Article : Donkey Kong 64
1999 News Article : Release Schedule
2000 News Article : Release Schedule
17 Oct 2001 Apple Launches a New Music Device - The iPod
2 Dec 2001 World Computer Literacy Day
16 Jan 2003 Microsoft declares annual dividend
26 May 2010 Apple Surpasses Microsoft as Most Valuable Technology Company
15 Nov 2013 PlayStation 4 released
18 Jun 2014 Bletchley park officially opens to the public
25 Jun 2014 Android watches go up for preorder
25 Oct 2014 The Queen opens a new 'Information Age' Gallery at the Science Museum


Hardware Products

DEC DELQA M7516 Q-Bus Ethernet Controller

DEC DELQA M7516 Q-Bus Ethernet Controller
Unknown
The DELQA M7516 is a dual width Q-Bus Ethernet controller found in most Q-bus based MicroVAXen.

Manufacturer : DEC
Type : Peripheral

DEC TK50Z-GA External SCSI Tape Drive

DEC TK50Z-GA External SCSI Tape Drive
Unknown
This external SCSI tape drive connects to a DEC microcomputer.

Manufacturer : DEC
Type : Peripheral

DEC Alpha AXP 21066 CPU Prototype

DEC Alpha AXP 21066 CPU Prototype
Unknown
A prototype of the DEC Alpha, a 64-bit RISC CPU.

Manufacturer : DEC
Type : Peripheral

External 2.88MB SCSI Floppy Drive

External 2.88MB SCSI Floppy Drive
Unknown
This DEC external floppy disk drive connects to a SCSI interface.

Manufacturer : DEC
Type : Peripheral

DEC VR297 Monitor

DEC VR297 Monitor
Unknown
A 17" CRT monitor for DEC products.

Manufacturer : DEC
Type : Peripheral

DEC M7957 SG-2 I/O Communication Card

DEC M7957 SG-2 I/O Communication Card
Unknown
Believed to be a serial expansion option for a DEC minicomputer.

Manufacturer : DEC
Type : Peripheral

DEC RQDX3 M7555 Controller Module

DEC RQDX3 M7555 Controller Module
Unknown
Qbus disk controller for a DEV PDP-11 or MicroVax system.

Manufacturer : DEC
Type : Peripheral

Digital PDP-11/03-L

Digital PDP-11/03-L
1970
The Digital PDP-11/03-L is part of the PDP 11/03-L/RX02 Floppy Disk Sysytem.

Manufacturer : DEC
Type : Computer

Digital Micro PDP-11/23

Digital Micro PDP-11/23
1970
The PDP-11 was Digital's successor to the hugely successful PDP-8.

Manufacturer : DEC
Type : Computer

Digital PDP-8/E

Digital PDP-8/E
1971
The PDP-8 is widely considered to be the first commercial minicomputer.

Manufacturer : DEC
Type : Computer

DEC H-216 8K by 19 bit Planar Core Memory

DEC H-216 8K by 19 bit Planar Core Memory
1973
A magnetic core memory board, likely from a DEC PDP/10 minicomputer.

Manufacturer : DEC
Type : Peripheral

Decimo Vatman

Decimo Vatman
1974
Size (approx): 83mm (max) x 132mm x 30mm (max) (w,h,d) Weight 142g excluding batteries Power: 6.

Manufacturer : Decimo
Type : Calculator

Decimo Vatman

Decimo Vatman
1974
Size (approx): 83mm (max) x 132mm x 30mm (max) (w,h,d) Weight 142g excluding batteries Power: 2 x AA size batteries Usual Calculator functions, also a +/- button, and square route function, despi...

Manufacturer : Decimo
Type : Calculator

Decimo Vatman Memory

Decimo Vatman Memory
1975
The 1975 Decimo Vatman Memory was very kindly donated by Barry Samuels Specification: 6V (4 x AA).

Manufacturer : Decimo
Type : Calculator

Decimo Realtone calculator

Decimo Realtone calculator
1975
Our 1973 Decimo Realtone model 9100 was very kindly donated by Barry Samuels and has a serial number of 5143200 Size (approx): 114mm x 193mm x 45mm (max) (w,h,d)Weight 514g excluding batteries but including strap Power: 6.

Manufacturer : Decimo
Type : Calculator

Decimo Super Vatman M

Decimo Super Vatman M
1975
Size (approx): 83mm (max) x 132mm x 30mm (max) (w,h,d) Weight 142g excluding batteries 6V (4 x AA).

Manufacturer : Decimo
Type : Calculator

Decimo Vatman Mini II Electronic Calculator

Decimo Vatman Mini II Electronic Calculator
1975
20 Keys including an on/off switch 1.

Manufacturer : Decimo
Type : Calculator

Decimo Super Vatman (type 1)

Decimo Super Vatman (type 1)
1975
Size (approx): 83mm (max) x 132mm x 30mm (max) (w,h,d) Weight 142g excluding batteries Power: 6.

Manufacturer : Decimo
Type : Calculator

Decimo Vatman Executive

Decimo Vatman Executive
1976
Decimo Vatman Executive Type 2 is a 6 Volt machine which uses 4 x AA batteries8 digits, green fluorescent in single tube.

Manufacturer : Decimo
Type : Calculator

Decimo Super Vatman SS 1

Decimo Super Vatman SS 1
1977
Decimo was a UK calculator and office equipment company.

Manufacturer : Decimo
Type : Calculator

Digital PDP-11 DEC Datasystem

Digital PDP-11 DEC Datasystem
1978
The RL02 is the Hard Disk storage unit for use with the PDP-11 All Datasystems built around PDP-11s provide the commercially oriented user with Indexed Sequential Access Method (ISAM)file support,...

Manufacturer : DEC
Type : Peripheral

Digital DEC VT-101

Digital DEC VT-101
1st January 1978
Not strictly a computer, but a computer terminal which has no inbuilt processing capability or storage.

Manufacturer : DEC
Type : Peripheral

Decimo Vatman 121 LCD Desktop Calculator

Decimo Vatman 121 LCD Desktop Calculator
1979
Decimo Ltd was founded by Douglas Dorsett in Luton, Bedfordshire, England.

Manufacturer : Decimo
Type : Calculator

Vydec Exxon 1800 Series Word Processor

Vydec Exxon 1800 Series Word Processor
1980
The Vydec Exxon 1800 includes four software packages which include Records Processing with Selection by Criteria Document Assembly with Manipulation of Variables Mathematics Package with Decimal Tabul...

Manufacturer : Vydec
Type : Computer

Decimo Goldfinger Calculator 1981

Decimo Goldfinger Calculator 1981
1981
Decimo marketed a large number of similar and similarly named hand-held calculators.

Manufacturer : Decimo
Type : Calculator

DEC LA75 Companion Printer

DEC LA75 Companion Printer
1986
Tractor Feed printer, originally costing $835, it had a dot matrix with 9 pins, and thermal printing features, and could print 9x9 dots per character in text mode or 72x240 dots per inch.

Manufacturer : DEC
Type : Peripheral

Digital Micro PDP-11/53

Digital Micro PDP-11/53
1987
The PDP-11 was Digital's successor to the hugely successful PDP-8.

Manufacturer : DEC
Type : Computer

Digital  Hi Note CT475

Digital Hi Note CT475
1994
...

Manufacturer : DEC
Type : Computer

Digital DEC Venturis 590

Digital DEC Venturis 590
1994
8MB RAM machine, supporting up to 128MB, has an 90 Mhz Intel Pentium processor.

Manufacturer : Digital DEC
Type : Portable Computer

DECpc 425SE Laptop

DECpc 425SE Laptop
1994
Intel 486SX/25MHz 4MB RAM expandable to 20MB 120 or 170MB hard drive 1 PCMCIA slot accepts type I, II, or III card 9.

Manufacturer : DEC
Type : Computer

DEC Prototype Set Top Box

DEC Prototype Set Top Box
1996
This is a prototype model set top box produced by Digital Equipment Corporation in 1996.

Manufacturer : DEC
Type : Computer


Software Products

The ArtWorks Resource Disk

The ArtWorks Resource Disk
Unknown
A disc of resources with a multi-tasking helpfile to get the best out of ArtWorks.

Manufacturer : DEC_dATA
Type : Software

Ovation Resource Disc

Ovation Resource Disc
Unknown
A disc of resources with a multi-tasking helpfile to get the best out of ArtWorks.

Manufacturer : DEC_dATA
Type : Software

Quarterdeck - Expanded Memory Manager 386

Quarterdeck - Expanded Memory Manager 386
Unknown
DOS 5.0 Windows 3.0 ...

Manufacturer : Quarterdeck International Ltd
Type : Software

Impression Style Resource Disc

Impression Style Resource Disc
Unknown
...

Manufacturer : Dec_data
Type : Software

Video Olympics

Video Olympics
1978
......

Manufacturer : Atari
Type : Software - Game

DEC System Disks

DEC System Disks
1983
BA-P727A-BC RT-11 V5.0 BIN RX02 1/5 x2 BA-P727A-BC RT-11 V5.0 BIN RX02 2/5 x2 BA-P727A-BC RT-11 V5.0 BIN RX02 3/5 x2 BA-P727A-BC RT-11 V5.0 BIN RX02 4/5 x2 BA-P727A-BC RT-11 V5.0 BIN RX02 5/5...

Manufacturer : DEC
Type : Software

Buggy Popper

Buggy Popper
10th August 1986
Over head Racing Action game...

Manufacturer : Deco
Type : Software - Game

Mystical

Mystical
1990
...

Manufacturer : Infogrames
Type : Software - Game

Qemm & 2 Hot Games

Qemm & 2 Hot Games
1993
Quarter deck memory management system, which includes the bonus games Privateer, Shadowcaster, and also disks for Duke Nukem, and Raptor, not advertised on the box, The actual Quarterdeck software is not present.

Manufacturer : Quarterdeck
Type : Software - Game

Draw Changer

Draw Changer
1994
...

Manufacturer : Dec_data
Type : Software

Quaterdeck Webcompass

Quaterdeck Webcompass
1996
Search engine software which compares contemporary search engine results for the most relevant information.

Manufacturer : Quarterdeck corporation
Type : Software

Serious Sam

Serious Sam
2001
Serious Sam is a high-adrenaline, aracde-action, first-person shooter for the PC featuring single, multiplayer and co-op play in massive environments.

Manufacturer : On Deck Interactive
Type : Software - Game


Promotional Items

Digital lapel badge

Digital lapel badge
Unknown
Digital Personal Computers lapel badgeKindly donated by Mark Cook...

Manufacturer : DEC
Type : Promotional Item

Vydec 1800 Data Sheet Brochure

Vydec 1800 Data Sheet Brochure
Unknown
The Vydec 1800 Text Editor offers advanced capabilities to fit the broadest range of text processing needs...

Manufacturer : Vydec
Type : Promotional Item

DEC Datasystem 358

DEC Datasystem 358
January 1979
Promotional picture with product specification...

Manufacturer : DEC
Type : Promotional Item

DEC News April 1982

DEC News April 1982
April 1982
16 page news digest including: DECnet phase IIINavy applicationKDX IIMicro TT-11Vax-11/7892Digital CP/M personal computer...

Manufacturer : DEC
Type : Promotional Item


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