October 22, 2002
TI Explorer Family

It's time for another TI explorer lisp machine brochure, courtesy of Rainer Joswig:

This is the second part in our series about the Texas Instruments Explorer Lisp Machines. This brochure describes the Explorer Computer family and covers the 'Explorer', the 'Explorer II' and the 'Explorer LX'. The latter is a Lisp Machine with an additional Motorola 68020 on a NuBus board running System V Unix. So the Lisp system is the host for a Unix system. Those were the days.

Again, these TI Explorer Lisp machines are hard to find. It seems that a swiss airline bought most of the remaining working systems, because they use them as part of a larger airline reservation system. Still today.

TI Explorer Family brochure, page 1TI Explorer Family brochure, page 2
TI Explorer Family System, Pages 1-2

TI Explorer Family brochure, page 3TI Explorer Family brochure, page 4
Pages 3-4

TI Explorer Family brochure, page 5TI Explorer Family brochure, page 6
Pages 5-6

TI Explorer Family brochure, page 7TI Explorer Family brochure, page 8
Pages 7-8

TI Explorer Family brochure, page 9TI Explorer Family brochure, page 10
Pages 9-10

TI Explorer Family brochure, page 11TI Explorer Family brochure, page 12
Pages 11-12

Posted by jjwiseman at October 22, 2002 12:03 AM

If I'm correct Rainer is refering to Atraxis, which is part of SwissAir. Here's a CV of a guy who worked on updating their Explorer systems and constructing a replacement, last year. http://homepage.iprolink.ch/~bioneel/beo/CV.html

According to this, http://www.gst.ch/bes_06.htm, they're having trouble with the performance of the machines and finding spare parts (although I unfortunately do not read German, and the google translation was particularly bad, so my interpretation may be wrong.)

Hopefully they won't throw the machines out when they are ready to replace them =].

Posted by: Vlad Sedach on October 22, 2002 07:41 PM

Yes - I'm not going into details here. I would guess that getting rid of the outdated Explorer-based software/hardware combination is a worthwile goal. ;-)

Posted by: Rainer Joswig on October 23, 2002 04:00 AM

I'm wondering if at some places there are still TI Explorers or boards, disks, monitors, etc., taking dust and storage place?
If you know such places or have such equipments and want to get rid of it, please just let me know by posting an answer.

Posted by: roland on March 17, 2006 05:03 AM
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