What is this? A multi-plexer for Telestrat/Oric network?

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What is this? A multi-plexer for Telestrat/Oric network?

Post by ibisum » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:20 pm

Anyone know what this is?

http://www.ti99.com/misc/oric/DSC02172.JPG

Is it a multiplexor that allows a Telestrat to serve as a teletex server to multiple Orics or something?

I got the details about this from this thread on the comp.sys.oric newgroup:



Hello,

some part of this bundle can interess me, but I can't afford to buy
the whole bundle. Especially the telestrat and related stuffs (like
ROMs/cartridge and some chips, the working 3" drive)

What are the prototypes boards?



On Oct 3, 11:32 pm, - <hal...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have no time anymore to use this great computer and all other stuff
> around. So I have decided to sell it: 600 EUR.
>
> Note: All this material comes from the development workshop ORIC of France.
>
> - ORIC Telestrat. Functioning OK. (+12V version)
> - Motherboard ORIC Telestrat. Functioning OK. (+12 and -12V version)
> - Oric Atmos-based DRAM 4464. Components all mounted on supports, was for
> the development team ORIC (no serial)
> - Floppy drive ORIC 3 "1/2. Functioning OK.
> - Floppy drive 3" Does not work or very randomly.
> - Video cable DIN / Scart.
> - Power supply with two outputs ORIC Din (Telestrat + Floppy). Functioning
> OK.
> - Light pen interface. Operation: not tested (no software available to do)
> - Telestrat Mouse
> - Modem Oric (UK). Functioning OK.
> - Interface box: 5xDB25 "Multi Telestrat" Functioning OK. LED OK (never
> marketed)
> - Interface box: 10xDIN / SCART. Functioning OK. LED OK (never marketed)
> - Interface (mice? Joystick?) 34points/DB9 complete. Operation: not tested
> - 3 PCBs in the same interface incomplete / not finalized.
> - Prototype board. Damaged state. not tested
> - Prototype board. 34points/DIN proto 5b). not tested
> - Board FDC MT028 Boot v1.1. Operation: not tested
>
> Books:
> - "Oric à nu" (in french)
> - User Manual Microdisc / Sedoric (in french)
> - Manuel TeleFORTH. (Photocopies, in french)
>
> Chips (all never used):
> - 30x ULA HCS 10017
> - 7x ULA HCS 3119
> - 1x ULA HCS 3119 (ceramic / gold)
> - 2x AY-3-8912
> - 2x 1793 FDC
> - 8x S6551AP
> - 1x 6522A
> - 2x 6502
>
> Cartridges:
> - 8x PCB cartridge (new, never soldered)
> - TELE-FORTH v1.1
> - TELE-ASS v1.0
> - HYPERBSIC V2.0B
> - BASIC v1.0 ORIC
> - ORIC ATMOS v1.1
> - ROMATMOS v1.1.
>
> Set of ROM: named T 1.8a, Telematic 1.9, T 2.0, Telem 2.0 pro, ?,
> Telematic 2.0, Telemon 1.11*, Telemat 0 01*, Telematic 1.2*, Telemon
> 1.0*, Telem 2.0b Pro, Hyperbasic 1.34*, Hyperbasic 1.2*, Hyperbasic 1.3*,
> Hyperbasic 1.03
>
> * unknown Functioning (So, all of them are offered)





== 3 of 3 ==
Date: Tues, Oct 4 2011 3:09 pm
From: -


Hi Manoel,

I have no planned to split the lot But why not !
So, you can send me an email detailing all the stuff that you would like to
have, We can discuss about the price

Here is some more pics:
www.ti99.com/misc/oric/DSC02172.JPG
www.ti99.com/misc/oric/DSC02173.JPG
www.ti99.com/misc/oric/DSC02174.JPG
www.ti99.com/misc/oric/DSC02164.JPG

Alas, I have no information about the two proto boards.

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Post by Godzil » Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:02 pm

I've got the same question, and I may plan to buy thoses proto boards and non released device for the oric history, they can be interesting to reverse engeneering, and love to do it ;)

600€ is too much for me for the whole package, but I wonder if someone can be interested by some parts of it ?

(BTW, Manoel.. it's me ;))

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Post by Dbug » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:01 pm

I believe the box with many sockets is a way to be able to connect multiple modems to the same Telestrat so you can use it as a real server to server multiple Minitel connections.

So it's probably some kind of RS232 interface multiplexer :)

I'm actually interested in some of the things:
* L'Oric à nu
* Light pen interface
* Telestrat mouse

I'm pretty sure that some CEO people would be interested by the components like the spare ULA.

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Post by Godzil » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:07 am

DBug: I don't know if the teletrat mouse is a well known device, but if you get it, it will be a good thing to reverse eneering it, I think it will be great, but maybe the CEO Mag have already this somewhere ;)

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Post by highwayman » Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:00 pm

what was the mouse for?
was there any software that used one?

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Post by Dbug » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:33 am

I believe some of the Telestrat software used it, like one of the minitel servers/emulators.

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Post by Silicebit. » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:24 pm

I'm interested, if have a reasonable price, in:

- Interface (mice? Joystick?) 34points/DB9 complete. Operation: not tested.
- 3 PCBs in the same interface incomplete / not finalized.
- 2 or 3 x ULA HCS 10017.
- Floppy drive 3" Does not work or very randomly.
- Oric Atmos-based DRAM 4464. Components all mounted on supports, was for
the development team ORIC (no serial)

Best regards.

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Post by Godzil » Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:46 pm

Dbug wrote:I'm actually interested in some of the things:
* L'Oric à nu
* Light pen interface
* Telestrat mouse
Combien veux tu mettre la dessus ?
- Interface (mice? Joystick?) 34points/DB9 complete. Operation: not tested.
- 3 PCBs in the same interface incomplete / not finalized.
- 2 or 3 x ULA HCS 10017.
- Floppy drive 3" Does not work or very randomly.
- Oric Atmos-based DRAM 4464. Components all mounted on supports, was for
the development team ORIC (no serial)
How much do you want to put for this?

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Post by Silicebit. » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:16 pm

Godzil wrote:
Silicebit. wrote:- Interface (mice? Joystick?) 34points/DB9 complete. Operation: not tested.
- 3 PCBs in the same interface incomplete / not finalized.
- 2 or 3 x ULA HCS 10017.
- Floppy drive 3" Does not work or very randomly.
- Oric Atmos-based DRAM 4464. Components all mounted on supports, was for
the development team ORIC (no serial)
How much do you want to put for this?
110 Eur for all?

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Post by Godzil » Tue Oct 11, 2011 1:20 pm

Silicebit. wrote:
Godzil wrote:
Silicebit. wrote:- Interface (mice? Joystick?) 34points/DB9 complete. Operation: not tested.
- 3 PCBs in the same interface incomplete / not finalized.
- 2 or 3 x ULA HCS 10017.
- Floppy drive 3" Does not work or very randomly.
- Oric Atmos-based DRAM 4464. Components all mounted on supports, was for
the development team ORIC (no serial)
How much do you want to put for this?
110 Eur for all?
It's ok for me and I'm ok to do the "proxy" (ie take the whole package, then redispatch)

What we need to decide, is how I'll send/give it to you, and how you pay me for these parts ;)

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Post by Silicebit. » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:04 pm

A question, the floppy drive 3" is a complete Oric Microdisc or is a floppy drive only?

Do you have a paypal account?

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Post by Godzil » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:36 pm

I'll check for the floppy drive.

Yes I have

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Post by Dbug » Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:23 pm

Godzil wrote:
Dbug wrote:I'm actually interested in some of the things:
* L'Oric à nu
* Light pen interface
* Telestrat mouse
Combien veux tu mettre la dessus ?
J'ai absolument aucune idée des prix sur le marché de l'occase, 60 euros ca semble raisonable ou bien je suis completement à coté de la plaque?

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Post by Godzil » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:46 pm

Dbug wrote:
Godzil wrote:
Dbug wrote:I'm actually interested in some of the things:
* L'Oric à nu
* Light pen interface
* Telestrat mouse
Combien veux tu mettre la dessus ?
J'ai absolument aucune idée des prix sur le marché de l'occase, 60 euros ca semble raisonable ou bien je suis completement à coté de la plaque?
Ca me semble raisonnable aussi, L'oric a nu je l'ai payé sur amazon légèrement plus cher que le prix neuf d'époque (soit environ 151Fr -> 25€, je l'ai payé une trentaine d'euro)

J'ai a vrai dire aucune idée de la raretés du light-pen et de la souris pour telestrat.

Mon seul soucis sur ce lot ce sont mes finances, elle vont en prendre un coup ;)

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Post by Silicebit. » Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:48 am

Godzil wrote:I'll check for the floppy drive.
Ok.
Godzil wrote:Yes I have
If is ok for you, i can do payment at your paypal account.

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