[vcf-midatlantic] Blit Express Lives!

Systems Glitch systems.glitch at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 11:08:15 EST 2016

> Tell more... a single board ISA 386?  Not much comes up on the intertubes.

The Blit Express is a high resolution (1664 x 1200 mono, forget the color res) workstation graphics card from Bell Technologies. Similar idea to the Blit terminal. It's a full-length ISA card with DOS and UNIX drivers. It can be used with X on System V/386 UNIX. It's intended to be used with a 286 or 386 computer. I'm guessing there were sort of specific system requirements for it, since it doesn't seem to like MFM/RLL drives, which of course would've been very common then.

There's almost no information on the Internet about these. Apparently mine is a beta unit (don't know if they ever made it into production). The most I can find is an old USENET post asking if they were useful, and some magazine reviews. I'll do a full write-up on it and make all of the software and documentation available as I have time.


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