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The abc-26 originates from Japan, and could run up to 7 workstations, This is a Z80 based M/PM and CP/m machine, with 64K of RAM, expandable to 1MB and very advanced word processing capabilities.
There were several models in the 2X series, serving as successors of the abc-10 which had a digital tape auxilliary memory, supplied with DOSKET-T
Ai DOSKET is the Ai Electronics operating system, a lot of different languages and operating systems were available for the machines, such as M-BASIC, C-BASIC, PASCAL, COBOL80, PL/3, FORTRAN IV and Assembler.
The main unit houses a green screen monitor, with 80x24 character size, and has twin 8 inch floppy drives with 1.15x2MB memory storage capacity, the separate keyboard has 16 user programmable keys.
As with many machines of the period, it is a single board system, with processor, arithmetic co-processor, LSi slots and a good range of interface ports, including RS-232. It could also be connected to external Winchester HD Drives of 10 or 20 Mb.
Ai Electronic Corp were a Japanese firm and the collection of their machines here at the museum were donated by Paul Johnson, whose firm, TMP, were the UK distributor of the computers.
Manufacturer: Ai Electronics
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