This IBM Network Station 1000 (8362-A53) is a fairly ancient piece of technology (late 1990s) - so old I'm sure that there is little interest in it these days although it did excite some interest back in early 2000. I've had this one for a few years and I think it's about time I wrote it up.....
There appear to be four basic variants:
Type-Model Memory Connection 8362-A22 32 MB Token-Ring 8362-A23 64 MB Token-Ring 8362-A52 32 MB Ethernet 8362-A53 64 MB Ethernet
The one I have is the -A53 model.
The basic specs are:
64MB (max 64MB)
1600x1200 8-bit colour
1280 x 1024 16-bit colour
Kybd & mouse
Dimensions (excluding foot) W x H x D 5.0cm x 22.5cm x 29.0cm
The Network Station uses an external power supply connected by a standard 5.5mm/2.5mm coax connector. However it requires a 16V supply rather than the more usual 12V supply.
Flash: There is a boot ROM on the board but no flash for a full blown operating system. The Network Station has been designed for network booting.
RAM: The RAM uses two banks of ancient DIMMs. The maximum amount of memory that can be fitted is 64MB (2 x 32MB).
Smart Card: There is a smart card slot.
PCMCIA: There is an optional PCMCIA interface that can be fitted to the Network Station.
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Any comments? email me. Last update June 2012