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January 12, 1987


By CBR Staff Writer

Dutch company Schreiner Electronics NV is the first firm to adopt the X/Open-compliant Ace Unix as standard on its 68020-based Microdutch Computer. Last year Schreiner, based in Poeldijk, Netherlands, acquired the licence for the Microdutch from a research and development company called TNO, also of the Netherlands. Microdutch was developed under the name of Geminix as part of a project for the building industry and is now sold purely to OEM customers as a development system, a graphics workstation and a process monitoring system. There are four different models of the Microdutch: 100, 200, 300, and 400, and each has a minimum standard hardware configuration consisting of a 68020 processor with a 68881 co-processor; 2Mb of main memory; an SCSI interface for 26Mb disk storage; two RS-232C interfaces; and a 3.5 floppy disk drive. The main difference between the models is the nember of card slots available on each: the 100 has 20; the 200 has 9; the 300 has 5; and the 400 just 2. Schreiner says that it has installed 150 systems to date, mainly in the process monitoring world, and in universities, but has decided that the Microdutch’s price-performance ratio makes it eligible to compete throughout the rest of Europe and is now actively seeking foreign distributors.

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