1292 Advanced Programmable Video System
Designer Radofin
Manufacturer Acetronic, Audiosonic, Aureac, Fountain, Grandstand, Grundig, Hanimex, Interton, ITMC, Karvan, Lansay, Palson, Prinztronic, Radofin, Rowtron, Societe Occitane Electronique, TRQ, Videomaster, Voltmace, Waddington
Media Cartridge
Release date 1976-1983
Added to museum MPU 2000: March 22, 2018


Acetronic MPU-2000

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, Audiosonic, 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.

Design

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

Name Company Released Availability
1292 Advanced Programmable Video System
Programmierbares Video System
Radofin
Fountain
1976
1979
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
Fountain
1976
1979
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
Database Videomaster
Voltmace
Waddington
1979
1979
1979
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
MPT-05 ITMC 1983 France
MPU-1000 Acetronic 1979 Parts of Europe
MPU-2000 Acetronic 1979 Parts of Europe
OC-2000 Societe Occitane Electronique 1979 France
PP-1292 Audiosonic 1979 Parts of Europe
PP-1392 Audiosonic 1978 Parts of Europe
Super Play Computer 4000 Grundig 1979 Germany
Tele Computer Aureac 1979 Spain
Television Computer System Rowtron 1979 United Kingdom
VC 4000 Interton 1978 Europe
VC-6000 Prinztronic 1979 Parts of Europe
Video Computer H-21 TRQ 1979 Spain
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