Radofin

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Radofin
Type Publicly traded company
Founded July 1974 (liquidated in 1991)
Headquarters London, England
Liechenstein
Hong Kong
Key people Laurence Scott, Jr., president
Industry calculators, computers, video game consoles
Products calculators, computers, video game consoles
Employees not disclosed
Website N/A

Radofin Electronics, Ltd, more commonly known simply as Radofin, was a multi-national electronics company. In July 1974, three companies were formed: Radofin Electronics of London, Radofin Electronics of Liechenstein, and Radofin Electronics (Far East) of Hong Kong.

When the company was originally formed, Radofin manufactured and sold calculators. In September 1976, they entered the video game industry when Radofin (Far East) of Hong Kong began manufacturing video game consoles. By 1978, The Hong Kong branch of Radofin became a market leader in the electronic games business.

They mostly designed and marketed their own video game systems. However, they also designed the Aquarius which was released and marketed by Mattel in 1983.

Radofin went out of business after going into liquidation in August 1991.

Video game systems by Radofin

Name Year released Added to museum Notes
1292 Advanced Programmable Video System
Programmierbares Video System
1392 Advanced Programmable Video System
1976 MPU-2000:
March 22, 2018
It was available in twenty-five different variations across eighteen different companies.
The Programmierbares Video System was the German version of the 1292 Advanced Programmable Video System.
The only major difference is that the power supply is outside the system in the 1292 and inside the system in the 1392.
Radofin Tele-sports 1976 Not yet Pong-style dedicated consoles available in several different models:
Colour TV Game Telesports, Electronic's Four Thousand 4000, Electronic's Eight Thousand 8000, Jeux Vidéo 3011, Sports Action TV, Tele-sports III, Tele-sports IV, Tele-sports mini, Ultrasound Tele-sports
Aquarius 1983 Not yet Designed by Radofin, marketed and sold by Mattel.
Dragon MSX 1985 Not yet Designed by Radofin for Eurohard, owners of Dragon Data.
Never released to the public due to the bankruptcy and closure of Eurohard in 1985.
The several hundred units that were produced were given to Eurohard employees as part of their final wages.