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This is the recovered Machine Room from 2005. Please don't expect wonders. The look and feel of this site is nine years old, and so is its code. Some of the functionality has been recovered while the rest of the site is modernised and restructured. Watch this space!

Dick Smith ElectronicsCAT

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The catnet network controller allowed up to 16 slave CATs to be connected to one master machine for usage in classrooms.
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Emphasis Education
Software compatibility Apple DOS, Apple II, ProDOS
Timeline Released: 1984
CPU type 6502A
CPU word length 8 bits
CPU clock rate 1 MHz, 2 MHz
ROM Size 32 KiB
RAM Size 64 KiB
Graphics modes 560x192
Text modes 40x24, 80x24
Total number of colours 16
Sound chip AY-3-8910
Cassette tape speed 300 bps
I/O Ports Analogue joystick, Cartridge, Composite video, Expansion, Parallel, RS-232, Tape recorder

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