Econet for an RML380Z?

From: Dan Williams <>
Date: Mon Sep 6 08:13:07 2004

On Mon, 06 Sep 2004 11:11:05 +0000, Jules Richardson
<> wrote:
> Has anyone ever seen (or heard of) an RML380Z with Econet network
> support (rather than the usual coaxial that RML used for its CHAIN
> network)?
> I picked up an SJ Research MDFS Econet fileserver the other day which
> I'll have running at the museum. However, the docs at one point (and one
> point only, it seems so far) mention RML380Z fileservers and 380Z
> machines with Econet. (I've got an RML380Z fileserver, but naturally it
> has a CHAIN network board and not Econet!)
> As I collect Torch, Acorn and RML stuff (and Torchnet is at least
> electrically compatible with Acorn's Econet) it's of particular interest
> as it implies one day I might be able to connect machines from all three
> manufacturers.
> I've never seen mention of Econet support in any of RML's documentation
> though, so have a feeling it was maybe a product that never saw the
> light of day...
> cheers
> Jules

Turned this up on google :

 MACE system

REGARDING Mr Taurin's letter (Micromail, October 1983) concerning the
use of 380Z disc drives in a network of BBC Micros, MACE
(Microelectronics and Computers in Education) have a network which
will allow up to seven BBC Micros to use a 380Z as a file server and
as a printer.

I have used this sytem for some time and find it an excellent one and
quite reasonably priced.

Apart from this single, and may I say uncharacteristic, error, I have
found your magazine to be the best on the market.

Indeed the articles on Body Building are especially useful and other
periodicals are particularly weak in this area. - J.A.McBride,
Deramore School, Belfast.

That's it i'm afraid.

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