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JohnMayo
August 29th, 2009, 10:23 AM
I used to maintain and program two IBC multiuser micros from 1984 to 1991. They had these characteristics:

Ran Theos (Oasis) operating system
Supported 10 dumb terminals or printers
Each terminal was connected to a plug in card with a Z80 and 64K of ram
The backplane of the machine connected the 10 cards to two 40 mbyte drives
The machine was configured in a tower
Programming was in Theos Basic
We ran a proprietary manufacturing MRP and inventory package called MTRAC

I am looking for pictures of that machine, and other info if anyone has something - especially history of the IBC company or of MTRAC.

Thanks

tingo
August 29th, 2009, 02:11 PM
I guess you already have seen the (little) info on Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/THEOS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OASIS_operating_system
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/THEOS_Multi-User_Basic

It seems that THEOS Software Corporation is still around:
http://www.theos-software.com/

JohnMayo
August 29th, 2009, 03:02 PM
Thanks, Tingo. From what I can tell Theos still exists apparently. What I am looking for primarily is info on the IBC hardware that ran Theos. IBC stood for Integrated Business Computers. A Google search came up with some press releases in 1998-9 about IBC, but the web link the article gives (www.ibc.com) now points to International Bankshares Corp. There is nothing about their products that I can find.

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_1998_Oct_14/ai_53084649/
http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0EIN/is_1999_Jan_6/ai_53523973/

I have emailed Theos to see if anyone there remembers IBC.