Precision Echo Phase II/Pilara 2000/TA Royal ???

From: Michael Nadeau <>
Date: Mon Jun 18 07:10:10 2001

Royal was owned by Triump Adler. The Alphatronic was sold under the Royal
name in the U.S., and under Triumph Adler in Europe, I believe.

I don't have documentation for the Basis 108, but I do have promotional
literature for it and the Alphatronic. If you like, I'll scan them for you.


Michael Nadeau
Editorial Services
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From: "Ernest" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2001 1:36 AM
Subject: Precision Echo Phase II/Pilara 2000/TA Royal ???

> I picked up a few new computers this weekend, from a really nice guy with
> unbelievable collection. The computers are:
> -Basis 108 labeled as a Precision Echo Phase II. This is an over
> German Apple II clone but I'm not sure why it was repackaged as a
> EP II. I believe that the Basis 108 was a beige color but the PEP II is a
> light milk chocolate brown. The thing seems to have been built to double
> granite block -heavy, cast aluminum case (a real back breaker.) Does
> have any documentation on this beast?
> -Triumph Adler Alphatronic PC (Royal?)I'm sure that many of you are more
> familiar with this computer than I am. It looks like a typical Alphatronic
> PC except it has the "Royal" label underneath the TA above the keyboard.
> This system also as the two F1/F2 floppy drives, and a Royal A60 monitor.
> What's the story with this one?
> -Pilara 2000 -I haven't been able to find out anything about this
> computer. It has a very plain metal case, with an odd 5.25 drive wedged
> in the lower left corner, and a funky keyboard that has a 25pin connector.
> Instead of a printer port, it has a typewriter port, and it has a
> video cable out. It's a 1983 computer that looks like a blind man designed
> it. In fact, it makes a Morrow MD3 look like a flashy work of design art
> genius. It also has two stacked mainboards (about s100 size) cabled
> together, to form a sandwich. Anyone know anything about this weird little
> computer. I'm assuming that it's a CP/M machine (what else?) Docs or
> software would be a big help on this one.
> Thanks.
> Ernest
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