Olivetti BCS 3030

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The BCS or Business Computer Systems, were a series of machines designed by Olivetti for business management, the 3030 was a very flexible machine, designed to work with many different modules, including hard disk capacity up to 10MB.

It could also use 4 removable disks and floppy disks, a very significant addition to this machine is the 15-inch monitor.

It is powered by the Intel 8080 processor, and had a wide library of software available to the user, called fast.

Details on the Operators' Guide can be found here.

Our machine was gifted by a local family from Bottisham, who had stored the machine in a barn for over 20 years, it had belonged to their mother who had used it in accounting for her whole career, after she retired, it was gifted to her.

The machine arrived at the museum in 2014, in a horse box, and is now being conserved in our second building.

Manufacturer: Olivetti
Date: 1979

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH34739. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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