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Unipolbrit Komputer 2086 (Unipolbrit, Unimor Gdańsk, Poland)

unipolbrit.jpg Starting 1986, a version of the Timex Computer 2068 was manufactured by Unipolbrit in Poland.

Unipolbrit was a joint venture in Unimor Gdańsk, Poland. The name Unipolbrit is a mixture of UNImor, POLand and BRITain.

The "2086" is not a misspelled 2068. There are two interpretations for the swapped digits. First: It's a marketing trick to make customers think about PC x86 speed and quality, which is probably not true because PCs weren't much popular in Poland when Unipolbrit started. The second interpretation is the production start year - 1986.

There are some modifications to original Timex Computer 2068, which was a modified Timex Sinclair 2068. All of these aren't much compatible with Spectrum.

In Poland, they removed the right joystick port and replaced it with a parallel port for better printer support. They also removed the speaker and added monitor AV output with a standard eastern DIN plug. Using the monitor's speaker instead of the in-case beeper for good AY sound was a good idea.

Unipolbrit was incompatible with Spectrum only at the ROM level. To make it 99% compatible, the computer was bundled with an "Emulator ZX Spectrum" cartridge, made by S.P.M. Spektrum.

Technical Data

Model        Unipolbrit Komputer 2086
Manufacturer Unipolbrit, Unimor Gdańsk, Poland
Release 1986
CPU Z80A
ROM 24kB
RAM 48kB
Keyboard first version had real keys, thereafter TC2068-style plastic keys on membrane
Display Graphics mode: memory-mapped screen file of 256x192 or 512x192 pixels.
No text mode: 32 x 24 characters are rendered in graphics mode.
Colour: One colour attribute byte per character square:
foreground colour, background colour, bright, flashing
15 colours: 8 normal and 8 bright colours. (the two blacks show no difference.)
Sound 3-channel AY-3-8912
Storage: Cassette tape interface: ~1500 bits/sec.
ROM Cartridge (could have RAM as well)
External FDD with external controller
Dimensions
Connectors Tape recorder
RF and Video out
Joystick port
Parallel printer port

Connectors

Taken from computers.mcbx.netne.net.

Power

dcjack.png Female DC Jack at the computer:
1: +9V DC 1.6A unregulated;
2: Ground

Video

Din5f.png 1: Video out
2: GND
3: Audio
other n.c.

Joystick

dsub9m.gif 1: Up; 2: Down; 3: Left; 4: Right; 6: Fire
7: +5V
8: Common (Address line A8; short buttons to this!)
9: GND

Printer

dsub15m.gif 1: GND
2…9: Port B bit 0…7
10,11,12,14: Port C bit 0, 1, 4, 5

Archive

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size: 1024 × 599
2013-11-06 12:34 81922 
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Unipolbrit 2068 -1.jpg
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2007-09-29 13:29 47920 
Unipolbrit 2086 - bottom.jpg
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2006-04-07 11:02 40677 
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2012-08-18 18:19 98698 
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HCM- The Home Computer Museum ... 297 
Unipolbrit Komputer 2086 - MCbx 280 

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