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mosfeat
October 16th, 2008, 11:04 AM
Looking for information on this CP/M Z80A machine.

Z80A SBC, 2 floppies, terminal, serial and parallel ports in an interesting compact white plastic case.
Outside Information on back: CashWise, Div of UTI, Minnesota, Type 1 Episode
Inside on SBC: Epic Computer Corporation, E48839BF

Epic Front and Side (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31439100@N05/2946900777/)

Epic Back (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31439100@N05/2946900799/)

Epic Z80 SBC (http://www.flickr.com/photos/31439100@N05/2947757432/)

Been in storage since the 80s. Interested if anyone knows about the company and suggestion for appropriate CP/M ed to try after I clean it up.

Cheers, Mos

Sharkonwheels
October 16th, 2008, 03:30 PM
Only other one of those I've ever seen, was the one the BlIdiot on fleaBay was hocking.
vintagecomputermuseum - never seen or heard of it, and haven't ever seen any dows or disks floating about for it.

Might want to search the archives of the comp.os.cpm usenet newsgroup to see if Don Maslin ever had an image of it - he passed away a few years ago, but he had a comprehensive list. If it's on that list, then MAYBE someone else on comp.os.cpm has it.

Could just ask there anyway.

T

mosfeat
October 16th, 2008, 06:49 PM
Good point, forgot about that. Vernon Wright was working on acquiring the archive after Don passed, but I don't know what happened to it since. Time to hunt it down if it still exists.

-Mos

Sharkonwheels
October 16th, 2008, 09:16 PM
From what I recall, I don't think ANYONE acquired the archive. As I understand it, the wife wanted the stuff TRASHED, as it consumed most of his life, and apparently it affected how much he spent with her. From conversations I've read, she really wanted that stuff destroyed, never to be seen or heard again.

I'd STILL post on comp.os.cpm asking for a boot disk, and also get on the cctalk/cctech mailing list(s) and ask there.

You never know...

T

jimknox
January 24th, 2009, 01:08 PM
I was one of the Co-founders of Epic Computer Company...I still have an origional "Episode" which used a Z-80A CPM system. I may have some software in storage. The computer was unique in that it came with an overlay program called Supervyz that allowed anyone to imbed CP/M commands into a preformatted menu. Thus "Type a letter" brought up Micropro Word Star and a blank file page. When finished, "Save a letter" allowed the user to save, name, rename, copy, or any manner of useful task by menu instead of CP/M language. Supervyz was sold as an OEM Product to Osborn and Kaypro. Those interested e-mail back. Sincerely Jim Knox