DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-59 KODAK Q-700 Program Adapter
|Date of introduction:||1979||Display technology:||LED-stick|
|New price:||Display size:||10 (8 + 2)|
|Size:|| 6.7" x 3.4" x 1.6"
172 x 87 x 40 mm3
|Weight:||9.8 ounces, 278 grams||Serial No:||1446174|
|Batteries:||BP1A||Date of manufacture:||wk 15 year 1980|
|AC-Adapter:||AC9131||Origin of manufacture:||USA (ATA)|
|Precision:||13||Integrated circuits:|| TMC0501E,
|Program steps:||960-160||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Texas Instruments launched in May 1977 the TI-58
and TI-59 programmable calculators, they opened the
way for dozens of application specific solutions using the new
Solid State Software Modules™
with up to 5000 program steps.
Eastman Kodak Company, headquartered in Rochester, New York, introduced already in 1979 this Q-700 Program Adapter for a print press. It is not difficult to recognize the TI-59 hidden by a snap-on protection cover. Please notice that the keyboard looks at first glance like a touch-sensitive design, but it is nothing else than a very thin plastic layer. Both the [On/Off] switch and the display are accessible through simple openings in the protection cover.
This Kodak Q-700 Program Adapter makes use of a customized Solid State Software Module™ developed in 1979, nevertheless states the snap-on protection cover a copyright date of 1981.
We know five different approaches of the module expansion:
• Standard modules like the Master Library use only the small sticker
above the A,B,C,D, and E keys.
• Other modules like the Pool Water Analysis developed by Olin Corporation
make use of a colorful keyboard mask.
• Customized calculators like the USMC AV-8C calculator or insurance calculators
sold by Allianz and others use special keyboard arrangements.
• The CAL-Q-TAX calculator uses an extender instead the usual drop-in modules.
• This Kodak Q-700 Program Adapter makes use of a snap-on cover with
an individualized printing.
the Kodak Q-700 Program Adapter reveals a standard TI-59
calculator manufactured in April 1980.
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