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    Hi,

    Thanks for your mail. H-100 and Z-100 are both interesting. I still wait for offers on ebay. If you decide to sell one of yours please let me know.

    BTW: Beside my other S-100 computers I got a nice S-100 system from IMS (later IMSAI). So far I could not get any information about it.
    On the front is written 1600 series. On the back model 5X-00/50 from IMS. It is fully loaded with controller cards, 2 hard drives and 2 floppy disks. Processor board got the ZILOG Z80.
    I added some pictures. Maybe you or someone else know this one.
    https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resi...hint=folder%2c

    Achim

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    I will keep it in mind, though at this time I have no intention of selling any of them, as I like having spares. I hope you find one though, they are incredible machines. Even more so if you can get a full set of the documentation for them! I still need to get copies of the ROM listing, both digital and paper, as I intend to build one of the SD/IDE cards created by some of the other members of this forum, and would love to have access to the monitor code!

    That IMS is pretty cool! Not anything I am personally familiar with, but I imagine someone here likely can help. I would actually recommend posting a separate thread on it, in the S100 section, as that might attract more attention from people who are much more knowledgeable than I am about such systems.

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    Hi Achim,

    Thx for writing back! By the way, if you are German (Deutsch), you speak (or at least write) English VERY WELL! Are you an "Achim" or a "Joachim"??

    Ich habe 5 Jahre Deutschunterricht und in den 1970er Jahren lebte ich in Hamburg für ein Jahr oder so, die sich für DW-RADIO ...

    ****I will start taking Pics of the equipment, and move to PM for you ASAP.****

    P.S. Yes, it should be fun living on board our boat (a 55ft sloop)--we will be taking it twice a year up and down the West Coast of the US-from Vancouver to Los Angeles. But it's gonna be cramped compared to living in a house!

    GriffK

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    BTW: Beside my other S-100 computers I got a nice S-100 system from IMS (later IMSAI). So far I could not get any information about it.
    Nope. IMS is "Industrial Micro Systems, Inc." formerly of Orange County. Herb has a web page giving some detail. Not related at all to IMSAI, which continues to exist as the Fischer-Freitas company, after its bankruptcy under Computerland's Bill Millard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by achimhb View Post
    Beside my other S-100 computers I got a nice S-100 system from IMS (later IMSAI). So far I could not get any information about it.On the front is written 1600 series. On the back model 5X-00/50 from IMS. It is fully loaded with controller cards, 2 hard drives and 2 floppy disks. Processor board got the ZILOG Z80.
    I added some pictures. Maybe you or someone else know this one.
    Achim
    I recognize your IMS/LF Technologies machine, it's one of my favorites. They are multi-user multi-processor machines, usually running TurboDOS! I may even have boot disks and documentation for the one pictured. Have you determined if your works? I'd be interested to see what's on the hard disks.

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    Oh, thanks a lot, Chuck(G). After a quick search I could find some 'Industrial Micro Systems' systems but not my 5X-00/50.
    BUT now I found documentation for all S-100 cards in the system.
    Last edited by achimhb; June 5th, 2015 at 10:58 AM.

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    Replying to new_castle_j:
    I will find out this weekend as I am curious too. First I have to check the power supply and make sure I will not produce just smoke.
    Some disks I got with the computer but no documentation so far.
    Last edited by achimhb; June 5th, 2015 at 10:58 AM.

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    Being that your system is branded LF/Tech makes it a later model, after they changed their name from IMS to LF/Tech. The 1600 designates the chassis as a 16 bit system, however I only see 8-bit cards in yours. The 50 in the model name indicates that it was a 5 inch floppy drive chassis. The SX means that it is a small business system (less slots on the motherboard). TurboDOS usually required a login, the default Uname and Password was system/system. Let me know if you need help getting it going, I'm happy to share knowledge.

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