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Texas Instruments PS-9500 TimeRunner

Date of introduction:  1993 Display technology:  LCD dot matrix
New price:   Display size:  6 lines by 24 char
Size:  6.5" x 3.5" x 0.2"    
Weight:  4.2 ounces Serial No:  0293449
Batteries:  2*CR2016 Date of manufacture:  mth 01 year 1994
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Italy
Precision:  10 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  64kB RAM    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

The TimeRunner series of Organizers were introduced already in 1993 and far ahead the competition. With the slim housing measuring only 0.2 inch they fitted perfectly in a Day Runner system including a calendar, Today pages and tabs for notes, meetings and finances. The book was refillable with the "Day Runner Running Mate Edition" refills.

PS-9500_WALLET.jpg (1174465 Byte)The TimeRunner organizer keeps three main types of information: 

Reminders with unlimited alarms
Addresses with a capacity of roughly 3000 entries in three personalized lists
Notes sharing the same 64k Byte memory like the addresses

In addition to the basic Organizer function you'll discover:

A flexible clock with 12-hour AM/PM or 24-hour time
Up to 4 daily alarms
A calendar from January, 1960 to December, 2059.
A calculator with 10-digits display capacity
World time of 23 cities in all 24 time zones 
A backup battery

The display of the TimeRunner is very useful supporting 6 lines by 24 characters. The language of the menues could be choosen between five languages: French, English, German, Italian and Spanish.

The PS-9450 TimeRunner uses 32k Byte memory instead the 64k Bytes. In Europe a very similar product was sold as IS-8400.

Don't miss the ACADEMY 101, Franklin Quest's edition of the PS-9500 and the DAY RUNNER based on the PS-2100.

PS-9500_FRAME.jpg (630836 Byte)The system could be personalized with some options:

bulletPS-9000  Back-up Memory Module
bulletPS-9010  Clip-in Frame
bulletPS-9020  Link Software for IBM AT-compatible PC


Find here parts of the original press release dated July 17, 1992:

TEXAS TEAMS WITH DAY RUNNER ON ELECTRONIC+PAPER ORGANISERS

Published:17-July-1992

Texas Instruments Inc reckons that it has a new twist for the handheld electronic organiser market - paper: it is joining forces with Fullerton, California-based Day Runner Inc to create a line of products that will combine "the most popular features of electronic and paper-based organisers". Each will integrate electronics and paper to increase versatility. Day Runner specialises in paper-based organisers. Prototypes will be shown in August with first products to hit the market before the end of the year.

The TimeRunner PS-9500 is featured in the Texas Instruments Incorporated sales catalog CL-1233 dated 1994.

 

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If you have additions to the above article please email: joerg@datamath.org.

Joerg Woerner, July 7, 2002. No reprints without written permission.