Nolan Bushnell, best known for his contribution to the video games revolution at Atari Copr, has founded yet another company, Aapps Corp, also in Sunnyvale, which used Macworld to announce the MicroTV II, a NuBus board for the Macintosh II line which enables the machines to display real-time television signals (or any other video source) in 128 levels of grey on a Mac having an 8-bit colour board and a colour monitor – for just $400. Micro TV will change the way that people will use their computers, Bushnell told Microbytes Daily. It’s a significant first step towards bringing truly cost-effective multimedia products to market. Planned to ship in late September, the board will come with a Macintosh application to display TV images, and a developer’s kit will follow in October containing HyperCard and SuperCard XCMDs, interfaces for popular development systems, technical data, example applications with source code, and MacApp object libraries.
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