Recently excavated - Dicomed 800868-00 "Color Controller Assembly" - any info?

From: Chuck McManis <>
Date: Wed Oct 3 23:22:28 2001

Dicomed made a line of film recorders. I used one at the image processing
lab doing 16384 x 16384 renderings of high resolution image on to 220 film.
"Draft Mode" was 4096 x 4096. It consisted of a precision CRT, some optics,
and a mechanical assembly that would write film one line at a time. Then
switch color filters and write it again.


At 08:38 PM 10/3/01 -0700, you wrote:

>I picked up this box in a pile of Apple II stuff many years ago at the
>local Uni surplus. It caught my eye because it was styled like an
>Apple floppy drive and had a connector on the back like on my Sony 1310
>monitor - an 8-pin olive-drab connector with large pins. There's also
>one on the back of my Sony LDP-1500 laserdisc player. Anyway, it's
>clear that this is some sort of display device, possibly a frame buffer.
>It has a paddle-card for the Apple bus with a single 74LS373 on it.
>Internally, it has 2 banks of 4164s (128KB), a wad of 74LS273s and
>74LS299s, and an NEC D72200. I can find no evidence of any ROM. It's
>100% socketed.
>Any info out there on it?
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Received on Wed Oct 03 2001 - 23:22:28 BST

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