Datum MDP-1/MCU front panel

Jon Elson elson at pico-systems.com
Sat Jul 8 10:38:05 CDT 2017

On 07/08/2017 12:22 AM, jim stephens via cctalk wrote:
> Anyone have an information on a system that Datum built?
> Found their headquarter was at 1363 S State College, 
> Anaheim, CA., so may be why it turned up in scrap around 
> here (Orange, Country, CA)
> location if anyone is interested
> https://goo.gl/maps/Kf888FEdZYH2
> http://bitsavers.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de/pdf/datum/C-31001_Datum_General_Catalog.pdf 
> Photos of the board as found.
> https://jimsoldtoys.blogspot.com/2017/07/datum-mdp1-mpu.html
> There is an instrumentation system in the catalog on 
> bitsavers that has a Nova 800 or 1200 looking system 
> incorporated.
We had some Datum mag tape controllers on our PDP-11 
systems.  They eventually got out of the mini peripherals 
business, and went back to time code generators and related 
gear for rocket test range and TV network synchronization.
I never knew they made complete computers!


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