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The TA 1600 system was introduced in 1983 at the CeBIT (which was only a part of the "Hannover-Messe" by that time). TA showed a few sample applications and the 1600 family in general.

Triumph Adler's hardware included also the 1600/20-3 which was supplied with a permanent-swap-HDD-unit. This unit had a memory/storage capacity of 2 x 8 MB (Winchester technology).

Triumph Adler said the system (the 1600) will fit the demand of medium-sized businesses, due to the facts that these companies will need more storage capacities and much more flexibility at the external storage solutions. For the 1600/20 as well as the 1600/30 models were new 64 KB chipset modules available which extended the RAM to a maximum of 1 MB.

Software on the 1600 systems had the focus on the classic office computing (EDP). The standard package was called "TABS 1600" and included applications like, payroll accounting, stock management. But also, there were applications for special businesses available.

The pricing of the 1600 family started at 13.000 DM (German Mark) for a single system up to 250.000 DM for a "Multi-user-dialogue-system".


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$ 1982 $ TA 1600 SERIES 10 20 30 $ COMPUTER 1-16 USERS, 64 - 256 KB, TI-990 SERIES WITH TMS-9900 PROCESSOR $
$ 1984 $ TA 1600 SERIES 25 35 38 $ COMPUTER 1-16 USERS, 256 - 2048 KB, TTI-990 SERIES WITH TMS-9900 PROCESSOR $

Tuesday 27th June 2017

Around 1985 I had been working on a TA1630 machine which had an operating system called TAXO (Triumph Adler Extended Operating system) on it. It was a TI990 look-like minicomputer, we developed COBOL applications with a text editor called TED (I have rewritten it on UNIX/TANIX/Xenix machines later to be used by the customers using TA1630).

Sunday 13rd November 2016
Balazs Csizmazia (Hungary)

In the early 1980s I was Sales Assistant and Customer Supporter for the TA 1600 Series. As I remember, the 1600-10 had 2 Floppies 5 1/4 inch, the -20 2 Floppies 8 inch and the -30 1 8 inch Floppy plus Winchester drive 40 Mb. There still are some manuals and booting Floppies with "JDL" Job Description Language at my home office $)

Saturday 28th July 2012
Petra (Germany)


NAME  TA-1600
TYPE  Professional Computer
ORIGIN  Germany
YEAR  198x ?
KEYBOARD  Kind of mechanical keyboard ?
CPU  Unknown
SPEED  Unknown
RAM  Unknown
VRAM  Unknown
ROM  Unknown
COLORS  Amber monitor delivered by default. Colour features unknown
SOUND  Yes. Specifications unknown.
SIZE / WEIGHT  Unknown
I/O PORTS  Unknown
OS  Unknown
PRICE  from 13.000 DM (German Mark, 1983)

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