dave04a at dunfield.com
Sat Nov 12 20:40:36 CST 2005
>Ah, IMS and IMSAI are not the same people. I have a number of IMS boards
>and they were also a s100 systems supplier, decent stuff too.
>IMS Corp. >>> IMS
>IMS Asoc Inc >>> IMSAI
Ah (he echos) - I hadn't clued into this either, but yes, there are two
IMSs (confused the heck out of me the first time I ran into IMS (corp.)
boards) - this makes sense (I also had not heard of IMS (IMSAI) making
Altair 4-slot backplane boards).
>Two different companies. IMS was a bit later time frame and did produce
>upgrades for Altair. In fact just about everyone produced upgrades of
>one form or another. Typically backplanes, power supplies, RAM, CPU and
>of course FDC were often seen. About the only part not commonly upgraded
>in an Altair was the front pannel though that could be done as well.
Really? I don't recall ever seeing a third-party front panel on an Altair
(at least not a commercially produced one) - who made one, and are there
any links to photos anywhere?
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