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This is a Z80 based M/PM and CP/m machine, with 64K of RAM, expandable to 1MB and very advanced word processing capabilities. AI used their own operating system called DOSKET, but the machine's could also use CP/M. MP/M, UCSD PASCAL, they could be used in multi terminal configurations, with up to 7 machines linked together.

There was a single CPU board, with LSis, many interface ports and a full ASCII keyboard.

The main unit houses a green screen monitor, sporting a 640x288 display, 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

Ai Electronic Corp were a Japanese firm and the collection of their machines here at the museum were donated by Paul Johnson, whose firm, TPM Ltd, were the UK distributor of the computers.

Manufacturer: Ai Electronics
Date: 1979

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abc-26 Ai Electronics 1982

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH69022. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.



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