Dicomed

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  1. Giraf87 January 14, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

    Going through the David Bell article which reminded me of this piece of equipment. I was working in London in 1988 and the company decided on a big investment, not quite this juggernaut, but a cut down version wich was still something in the region of £30K, but just a PC, monitor and camera to output all the slides. It was a big commmercial decision for this AV company to invest in a PC and churn out slides, in stead of doing these via a rostrum camera (I don’t think I have used this word in the last 20 years…) [interesting for linguistics] It gave them a competitive edge and me the honour of being in charge of a computer slifes library. I think I spent a week or two ‘digitising’ the Lloyds bank logo, the horse, pixel per pixel….

  2. jross3 January 17, 2013 at 9:14 am #

    well, with a name like that, how is it not with us today?!? I really want an Imaginator…

  3. Sharon December 23, 2013 at 5:36 am #

    I worked on one of these for several years, doing logos, presentation graphics – some for multiprojector shows. For it’s time, it was a *wonderful* piece of equipment. Honestly, I miss the responsiveness of RISC processors…but I certainly don’t miss the storage and memory limitations. :-)
    The ergonomic design was truly “win”. Would love to see something like this again with current technology, but with this “station” design…for it’s time, it was beautiful.

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