Series Two Overview -
Our focus has been to make the Series Two line
compatible with legacy IMSAI hardware wherever practical. As
such, much of the new sheet metal is generally compatible with the
original IMSAI 8080 Microcomputer system and variants, so users
can upgrade their older systems as they see a need or application.
The unique programmable front panel brings
control and display extensions via switches and LEDs to the user
environment. This, plus the ability to accommodate a
contemporary PC motherboard and peripherals, as well as the
benefit of USB and ethernet connectivity makes the IMSAI Series
Two system a powerful and flexible platform with which to build a
personal computer customized to YOUR needs and demands
Since we first announced our intentions to
build and offer the IMSAI Series Two system, feedback from
potential users have suggested a number of applications
applications- The IMSAI Series Two provides a
powerful environment for teaching computer basics, embedded
controller design and testing, tactile display and control for
emulation, and more...
Hobbyist market- Experimenters and hobbyists
wishing to have a reliable and customizable platform for testing,
debugging, and implementing embedded control designs, legacy, and
custom hardware will find the IMSAI Series Two to be a viable and
capable system to help meet their goals
and Commercial Control- The unique
programmable front panel of the IMSAI Series Two affords OEMs and
designers an adaptable and easily customized interface for
PC-based and custom controller designs in an industrial grade
cabinet capable of rack-mount and stand-alone configurations.
The front panel film mask may be easily modified to meet the needs
and branding that might be required for a specific application
"Vanity" market- Think of it as a new "skin"
for your computer! The IMSAI Series Two offers an unique,
attractive, and practical alternative to housing your PC hardware.
Programmable front panel LED displays and switches allow for
user-configurable control and display. Flip a switch to
bring up a specific application, flash one or more LEDs to
indicate an alert or process. Limitless possibilities exist,
bound only by your imagination!
These goals and others will be developed as we
work with new resources and opportunities. Stay tuned!