Masscomp computers?

From: Joe R. <>
Date: Wed Nov 24 20:43:52 2004

At 11:30 PM 11/24/04 +0000, you wrote:
>On Wed, 2004-11-24 at 18:08 -0500, Joe R. wrote:
>> >Have you (or someone else) got OS media, just in case we need copies for
>> >ours?
>> I have some of it. There are one of two disks inside of some of the
>> machines. But I can probably do better than that! I just parted out four of
>> them today and they all had 85Mb hard drives. I can ship you the drives!
>Uh oh - I reckon that might be a little expensive :)

  It shouldn't be too expensive. They're FH 5 1/4" drives not 8".

>> >> It uses an Excelan EXOS 201 Intelligent Multibus Ethernet
Controller. I
>> >> have manuals for it. One of them has already gone to Al.
>> >
>> >I wonder if that's the same one as in my NCR Tower (which is also
>> >multibus for the IO boards). EXOS rings a bell.
>> I'll post a picture soon and you can compare against it. Or Al should
>> have the manual poated soon. I'd guess that they're arriving at his place
>> any day now.
>> Just out of curiousity, let me know what kinds of Multibus card you find
>> in the NCR tower.
>Hmm, well I've got the board here - it's an Excelan board, but doesn't
>give a model number. Has two ROM chips in the centre (Labelled NX200H,
>but I expect that's an NCR label). 80186 CPU toward the top-right to
>drive things, and 128KB of RAM in two banks (with room for another

   The 80186 CPU and 128k sound right the the Excelan board. I just checked
the pictures that I took and I realized that the card in that computer was
an EXOS 201 made Computing Machinery Corp. I have an Excelan card in
another machine, I'll get a picture of it later.


>I remember EXOS from the photocopied documentation that I have I'm sure,
>but I can't get at that easily to check right now.
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