Rich Cini gave me a non-functional Northstar Horizon at the CP/M workshop the other month. I have finally gotten around the Horizon that I was given a few months ago. This was a system with the Vector Graphics cards. I removed the Vector Graphics cards and replaced with stock Horizon cards. Works fine, no issues. Pictures
Each year I hope to be able to do a demo of a Northstar Horizon in computer history class, this year I have a better chance at at least one of these working when the day comes. I have had issues in the past.
My question - The front face plate of my first Horizon reads
This new one reads
North Star * Computers
The answer: The plate that reads "NorthStar" came first.
Both of my systems have the wooden chassis cover. Next I plan to determine exactly what originally came with either of these systems so I can return them more or less to original stock if possible.
One other comment. Wikipedia says the Northstar Horizon was launched in 1979, not 1977...What gives?