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Tom Durston's Custom Altair System
 Supplemental Resources for System Support (Included)

"great for troubleshooting and development"

Tom Durston's Custom Altair System includes components from 8800, 8800a, and 8800B technology. Supplemental Resources add software and additional capability.








Tom Durston's Custom Altair System includes diskettes with the following software:


Disclaimer: The software is a reproduction of the original diskettes. The bootable diskettes are provided for research. No software license is included.

1. Burcon 59K CP/M 2.2, Rel 2010
2. CP/M on MITS Disk, 48K Version 1.41, Rel 2010
3. Blank formatted Diskette for copying. MITS Format
4. DIAG: MEMORY DIAGNOSTIC PROG REV #1.1 MITS PN: 103239
5. Altair TCS Fast Diskette Copy 4/22/78
6. Altair DISK EXTENDED BASIC 300-5-F 18MAY79
7. Altair DISK EXTENDED BASIC 300-5-C 01NOV78
8. Altair DISK EXTENDED BASIC VERSION 4.1
9. ALTAIR DISK BASIC VERSION 4.0
10. ... More software to be added

Additional software may downloaded from the internet using utilities created by Mike Douglas. PCGET, PCPUT, PC2FLOP, and FLOP2PC download and upload files plus backup and create MITS format diskettes.

Tom Durston's Custom Altair was used to archive the software listed above for the Altair community. Additional software may be downloaded to create more diskettes.

Remote CP/M (RCPM) software is available to support remote operation and file transfer. The system can also support a BBS


Additional Accessories


Internet Ready: The GW312 connects the Console and Communication RS-232 Serial Ports to an Ethernet network. The network can be LAN or Internet.

PC Ready: The serial ports can be accessed by Telnet or a terminal program on a PC. Windows PC Virtual COM drivers available for download.

A USB to RS232 adapter is also included.



1. Software

2. Blank Diskettes (10)

3. Serial cables for RS-232 (two)

4. WHQL USB to RS-232 converter (Window 10 support)

5. GW312 RS-232 to Ethernet Server (2 port)
GW31x Serial-Ethernet  Server Quick Start Guide_….pdf
GW31x Serial- Ethernet user's manual.pdf


6. CAT6 flat Ethernet cable



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