The original, highly mystical TermiSoc box of which little is known about.... except something about it sounded 'similar to Concorde taking off' due to its German engineering background.
After much piece putting together, combined with dates and times, this is what we've worked out...
The PCS Cadmus
The Cadmus, as you can tell by it's name, was a CAD development machine. Constructed by PerifÃ¤re Computer Systemen GmbH in Munich, this machine was either a beast with a Motorola 68010 or 68020 processor (the same used in the Commodore Amiga 500+) coupled with a huge 1MB of RAM and 20MB hard drive. It usually came in 2 2U cases with one case for CPU, and a secondary for extra hard-drives.
The operating system was a propriatory OS called Munix (short for MÃ¼nich Unix).
The Cadmus (9000 series) bits and pieces were retrieved by Garrick Twinney from the Radio Shack and taken to his house in Bayswater Road. It took residence in the Lounge/Scalextric room along with several instruction manuals in A4 Folders and some antiquated dumb terminals.
It's side panels were held on with velcro. This fact was discovered by the guys at Garrick's house after an hour of attempted removal!
On first power up it beebed too many times (three quick beeps?). This error had different meanings depending on which model number it was. The instruction manuals were for two different models based upon a Motorola 68010 processor or a Motorola 68020. An important Bus cable was missing/faulty at this early stage. The system may have also contained numerous Z80 processors.
Cadmus - before it's time?
Before the PCS Cadmus, a line of machines came before it built by Cadmus Systems. However, Bill Gates in an open letter states the following about Cadmus Systems' demise:
At one point very early in Mac history a company called Cadmus had Mac code running on UNIX. Apple bought this work and just buried it. Later a few other companies did this. Clearly Apple should have just picked up Mac on UNIX rather than trying to do its own kernel.
The Cadmus - a constant fault?
However, there was a fault with our Cadmus. The assumption would be a fault with the majority of PCS Cadmus systems - their kernel tended to panic regularly. Around 1995, the problem with The Cadmus was fixed, but by this time we had already invested in a new machine... one that would change our beings forever.. Area51.