DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Nordstern Insurance calculator by Texas Instruments
|Date of introduction:||Display technology:||LED-stick|
|New price:||Display size:||10 (8 + 2)|
|Size:|| 6.4" x 3.2" x
162 x 81 x 37 mm3
|Weight:||8.5 ounces, 240 grams||Serial No:||2341768|
|Batteries:||BP1A||Date of manufacture:||wk 50 year 1979|
|AC-Adapter:||AC9131||Origin of manufacture:||Netherlands|
|Precision:||13||Integrated circuits:||TMC0501E, TMC0582, TMC0583, TMC0571, 2*TMC0598|
|Program steps:||480-0||Courtesy of:||Gerhard Wenzel|
The innovative TI-58 was the perfect base for a lot of customized calculators. This one was used end of the 70th by insurance agents of the German Nordstern company. The idea behind these products was the novelty of the Solid State Software Modules™ with up to 5000 program steps. This software was written by the SW-engineers of the Nordstern company and programmed into the modules by Texas Instruments.
Compare it with a similar product by the insurance competitions Agrippina, Allianz, LVM, Lloyd and Victoria or the CAL-Q-TAX calculator. Even the French carmaker Chrysler-Simca used the TI-58, don't miss the Chrysler Credicavia.
Another approach to customize a calculator could be found in the Goulds Pumpulator.
Tired about insurance calculators? View the USMC HARRIER calculator!
A colorful calculator appeared with the Pool Water Analysis module.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.