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The Alcyane had a very powerful basic for files managing called Alcybase. It could use a specific version of APL. It was possible to network 2 to 4 computers together.

The manufacturer was MATRA DATASYSTEM (until 1986) These computers where mainly sold with 10 MB removable 12" hard disks from CII Honneywell Bull.
A multi-user system was also released, called A10.

Jean Pierre Bouhot was one of the founders of MBC. The C letter came from COTTIN who went into partnership with Bouhot.
Initial planned company name was MBI, anagram of IBM with the slogan "L'informatique à l'envers" (computing backwards).
Bouhot also created the French magazine "L'informatique professionnelle" which is still alive and is now property of Gartner Group through his 1997 aquisition of "Bouhot & Le Gendre" consulting French Cie.

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TYPE  Professional Computer
ORIGIN  France
YEAR  1983
KEYBOARD  Full stroke keyboard with numeric keypad
CPU  Intel 8085
SPEED  5 mHz
RAM  128 KB
TEXT MODES  80 x 24 / 128 x 24
GRAPHIC MODES  256 x 256
COLORS  monochrome
SOUND  Unknown
SIZE / WEIGHT  Unknown
I/O PORTS  10 expension slots
BUILT IN MEDIA  2 x 5.25'' disk-drives
OS  Alcybase, French OS and language, optional CP/M
POWER SUPPLY  Built-in power supply unit
PRICE  5350 at the end of production

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