1292 Advanced Programmable Video System
|1292 Advanced Programmable Video System|
|Manufacturer||Acetronic, Audio Sonic, Aureac, Fountain, Grandstand, Grundig, Hanimex, Interton, ITMC, Karvan, Lansay, Palson, Prinztronic, Radofin, Rowtron, Societe Occitane Electronique, TRQ, Videomaster, Voltmace, Waddington|
|CPU||4.43 MHz Signetics 2650AI|
|Graphics||3.58 MHz Signetics 2636N|
|Memory||System RAM: 43 bytes|
Video RAM: 32 KB in 8 KB banks
|Added to Museum||MPU 2000: March 22, 2018|
The 1292 Advanced Programmable Video System was a video game hardware architecture first released in 1976 by Radofin.
The hardware was then licensed to and sold by other companies as well. Along with Radofin, Acetronic, Audio Sonic, Aureac, Fountain, Grandstand, Grundig, Hanimex, Interton, ITMC, Karvan, Lansay, Palson, Prinztronic, Rowtron, Societe Occitane Electronique, TRQ, Videomaster, Voltmace, and Waddington sold variations of the system.
In all, Twenty-five different hardware compatible consoles were released by twenty different companies throughout Europe and Oceania from 1976 to 1983.
There is little difference in hardware between the 1292 Advanced Programmable Video System compatible consoles, as they are all hardware compatible with each other. All of the consoles contain a Radofin XM-2050 PCB with a Signetics 2650A CPU. The consoles use 32-pin cartridges, although some systems do have differently shaped cartridges which would require an adapter to play on other systems.
Some of the different models by some of the manufacturers have little differences between each other as well. The only major difference between a 1292 system and a 1392 system (or a MPU-1000 and a MPU-2000) is merely that the power pack is located outside on the former, and on the inside of the system in the latter.
1292 Advanced Programmable Video System compatible systems
|1292 Advanced Programmable Video System
Programmierbares Video System
|Radofin's Programmierbares Video System was sold in Germany. Radofin sold the 1292 in other parts of Europe.|
Fountain's 1292 Advanced Programmable Video System was sold in Australia and New Zealand.
|1392 Advanced Programmable Video System||Radofin
|Radofin's console was sold in Germany and other parts of Europe|
Fountain's console was sold in Australia and New Zealand
|1392||Lansay||1979||Parts of Europe|
|Advanced Programmable Video System||Grandstand||1979||United Kingdom and parts of Europe|
|CX-3000 Data Bass Sistem||Palson||1979||Spain|
|Parts of Europe|
|Force 2||Fountain||1979||Australia and New Zealand|
|HMG-1292||Hanimex||1979||Australia and parts of Europe|
|HMG-1392||Hanimex||1979||Australia and parts of Europe|
|Jeu Video TV||Karvan||1979||France|
|MPU-1000||Acetronic||1979||Parts of Europe|
|MPU-2000||Acetronic||1979||Parts of Europe|
|OC-2000||Societe Occitane Electronique||1979||France|
|PP-1292||Audio Sonic||1979||Parts of Europe|
|PP-1392||Audio Sonic||1978||Parts of Europe|
|Super Play Computer 4000||Grundig||1979||Germany|
|Television Computer System||Rowtron||1979||United Kingdom|
|VC-6000||Prinztronic||1979||Parts of Europe|
|Video Computer H-21||TRQ||1979||Spain|