Z80/ZEP100 Communicator (Issue 1)

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Torch's Z80 Communicator, also known as the ZEP100, was an extension for the BBC Micro in the form of a PCB (printed circuit board). It contained 64KB RAM and a 16KB ROM, and Torch's own version of CP/M called CPN, compataible with CP/M. For this reason it was marketed towards businesses. It connects to the Micro via an on board 6522, and contains sticky supports to attach the PCB to the internals of a Micro.

This product was also sold with Perfect software - made up of word processor, spreadsheet, and database software.

Date : Unknown

Manufacturer : Torch Computers Limitd

Physical Description : External glossy box. Internal cardboard sleeve. Internal polystyrene holder. Z80 second processor. Glossy Perfect Calc shortcut leaflet. Glossy Perfect Writer shortcut leaflet. Glossy Perfect Filer shortcut leaflet. Paper end user software liscense agreement page. ZEP100 ringbound user guide booklet. Glossy cover Torch Perfect Software notes booklet. Perfect Calc book. Perfect Filer book. Perfect Writer book. Paper installation and use booklet. Ribbon cable. 3x plastic holders with sticky pads. Small blue plastic tube. Computer chip - MCP 0.41.

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH70150. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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