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RM Link 480Z

Research Machines Ltd. ()

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Name RM Link 480Z Research Machines Ltd. 
Manufacturer Research Machines Ltd. () Type Desktop
Production start (mm-yyyy) 1982 Production end (mm-yyyy) -
RAM 64Kb ROM 32Kb
CPU Z80A - 4 Mhz
Operating System Microsoft BASIC and Z80 Debugger
Text (Cols x Rows) 80 x 25
Graphics 160 x 192 x 16, 320x192 x 4 or 640 x 192 x 2 colors
Storage memory Tape, floppy opt.
Serial port 2 Parallel port 1
Others port IEEE488, joystick, network
Original price   Currency original price
Units sold
Note The Link 480Z is the successor of the RM 380Z, an was also aimed for the educational market.
It was released with a packet of 12 programs on disk:
  • Languages:
    • SBAS: a structured BASIC.
    • Pascal.
    • LOGO.
    • Arrow: This is a implementation of LOGO.
    • ZASM: Z80 Assembler.
  • Courses:
    • Touch 'n' Go: course of typing.
    • Word: course of text process.
  • TXED: Text editor.
  • WordStar: The word processor.
  • Quest-D: Database.
  • SIR: Management of libraries.
  • Telesoftware: Videotext software.
Configurations The firts units came in a black steel case (to match the RM 380Z)with a 40 character TV interface. Later it was expanded to have an 80 column monitor output.
Finally, had been sorted the white plastic cased version was released, with a hi-res add-on card that allowed colour output - the original was monochrome only.
The only peripheral being released was a floppy drive that use a high speed serial link, like the Commodore VIC-1541.  
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