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DoubleTalk Photo
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
756 / 2
    AppleTalk interface
  • existing AppleTalk networks:
    • unlimited number of Macs may be networked
    • 230,4 kbit/s transfer speed (AppleTalk standard)
    • cannot access Macs with MacOS 7.x or later
    • can share files and printers
  • Amiga only networks:
    • up to 32 Amigas may be networked
    • 460,8 kbit/s transfer speed (between other DoubleTalk or Emplant cards)
    • allows any Amiga to function simultaneously as a file server, printer server or client
    • can share large RAM disks
    • supports network distributive software to take advantage of the processing power of several networked Amigas
  • 512 kB ROM
  • phone jack network adapter
  • additional DB25 serial port for the Amiga - due to a misdesign this serial port is not available as long as the AppleTalk connector is connected (it uses the same hardware interrupt)
  • software utilities: Network Manager, AutoLogoff, AutoPublish, password security, NetMail

    Photo
    Progressive Peripherals & Software DoubleTalk -  front side
    front side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software DoubleTalk -  back side
    back side



DoubleTalk (A500) Photo
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A500
 Interface
side expansion port
 Autoconfig ID
756 / 2
    AppleTalk interface
  • existing AppleTalk networks:
    • unlimited number of Macs may be networked
    • 230,4 kbit/s transfer speed (AppleTalk standard)
    • cannot access Macs with MacOS 7.x or later
    • can share files and printers
  • Amiga only networks:
    • up to 32 Amigas may be networked
    • 460,8 kbit/s transfer speed (between other DoubleTalk or Emplant cards)
    • allows any Amiga to function simultaneously as a file server, printer server or client
    • can share large RAM disks
    • supports network distributive software to take advantage of the processing power of several networked Amigas
  • 512 kB ROM
  • phone jack network adapter
  • additional DB25 serial port for the Amiga - due to a misdesign this serial port is not available as long as the AppleTalk connector is connected (it uses the same hardware interrupt)
  • connects to the side expansion port
  • software utilities: Network Manager, AutoLogoff, AutoPublish, password security, NetMail



EXP-1000
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1988
 Amiga
A500
 Interface
68000 socket
 
  • 1 MB Fast RAM expansion
  • 32 DIP sockets for 256×1, 100 ns chips
  • plugs into the 68000 socket - the 68000 is replaced onto the board
  • big board, covers a large area inside the A500


EXP-8000+
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1988
 Amiga
A500
 Interface
68000 socket
 Autoconfig ID
756 / 2
  • 64 DIP sockets accept 2, 4 or 8 MB RAM
  • accepts 1M×1 DIPs
  • socket for optional 68881 @ 12 / 16 / 25 MHz
  • plugs into the 68000 socket - the 68000 is replaced onto the board


FrameGrabber
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1988
 Amiga
any Amiga
 Interface
parallel port
 
    framegrabber
  • realtime digitizing in 1/60th of a second - but transferring the image to the Amiga takes several seconds
  • separate PAL and NTSC versions
  • supported NTSC resolutions are 320×200, 384×240 (overscan), 320×400, 640×200, 640×400
  • can digitize in colour (except in 640×400) in 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 (EHB) or 4096 (HAM) colours, in 16 grays or in definable pseudo colours
  • uses its own built-in RAM to digitize
  • external control knobs for intensity (brightness), hue (colour bias) and saturation
  • composite input (RCA connector)
  • connects to the parallel port (Centronics) and between the monitor and the RGB port (2× DB9)
  • external power supply
    FrameGrabber 2.0 software
  • pre-digitizing options:
    • Over Sampling - digitize an image any specified number of times up to 50 and combine them into a composite (gives far better results than a single capture)
    • Multiple Exposure - gives two samples
    • Mirror Image
    • Weighted - modifies the automatic contrasting performed
    • Auto Zone - improves image quality in the center at the expense of the border areas
    • these options can be combined in a variety of ways
  • post-digitizing options include: edge detection, sharpening, averaging, photographic negative
  • slow-scan mode - digitize a still object through the supplied colour wheel with a black and white camera
  • supported file formats:
    • IFF, IFF24, RAW
    • DV21 (DigiView Gold's 21 bit format)
    • Brush (for areas smaller than the screen)
    • Palette (for saving only colour information)
    • LUT (contains information for the pseudo colour option)
    • ANIM


FrameGrabber 256
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
any Amiga
 Interface
parallel port
 
    framegrabber
  • grabs images in 256 gray levels (the original colour capable FrameGrabber can achieve 16 gray levels only) - suitable for capturing 24 bit images in three pass
  • 24 bit colour images can be obtained with three pass digitizing using the supplied colour wheel
  • cannot digitize in realtime - digitization takes 1/30th of a second and transferring the image to the Amiga plus displaying it takes 5 to 25 seconds
  • uses its own built-in RAM to digitize and display 256 gray levels on the Amiga screen (framebuffer)
  • supported resolutions are 320×200, 320×400, 384×240 (overscan), 384×480 (overscan)
  • external control knobs for intensity and black level
  • four composite inputs (RCA connectors) working in two ways:
    • all inputs accept independent video signals, each of which can be either monochrome or colour composite (treated as monochrome) - the active input is selected via software
    • the first three inputs accept colour video as separate red green and blue signals, and the fourth accepts the composite synchronization signal - in tandem with a colour RGB video camera, a colour image can be taken without colour wheel, in three pass
  • connects to the parallel port (Centronics) and between the monitor and the RGB port (2× DB9)
  • external power supply


Mercury Manual Photo Software
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A3000
 Interface
CPU slot
 Autoconfig ID
2026 / 0
    processor
  • 68040 @ 28 / 35 MHz
    • both version is an overclocked 25 / 33 MHz one
    memory
  • eight 30 pin SIMM sockets accept 32 MB
  • supports 1 or 4 MB SIMMs 40-80ns (33 MHz model) or 60-100 ns (28 MHz model)
  • accepts SIMMs in groups of four giving 4, 8, 16, 20, 32 MB RAM
  • Fast Page, Static Column and Nibble mode SIMMs are supported
  • burst RAM access
    • off-board memory burst access if most recent Buster, DMAC and Ramsey chips are installed
    notes
  • if the motherboard is fitted with static column fast RAM the first chip must be replaced with the supplied page mode ZIP DRAM chip - this solves a bug in Ramsey and allows the board to do burst RAM access
  • 68030 fallback mode works only with 25 MHz motherboards
  • in 68030 fallback mode the onboard RAM is still useable but it's not contiguous with the motherboard RAM
  • when used in an A3000T, a 74F08 chip must be inserted at location U103 on the motherboard
  • FastROM jumper reserves 1 megabyte of memory for FastROM usage
  • two floppy power connectors allow distribution of power to both floppy drives

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    Progressive Peripherals & Software Mercury -  front side
    front side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software Mercury -  front side
    front side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software Mercury -  back side
    back side



MiniGEN Photo
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1989
 Amiga
any Amiga
 Interface
RGB port
 
    genlock
  • composite input and output (2× RCA)
  • connects directly to the RGB port
  • no RGB passthrough connector
  • mixed mode - graphics overlayed on video
  • picture mode - shows external video alone
  • graphics mode - displays graphics only

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    Progressive Peripherals & Software MiniGEN - Exterior rear side
    Exterior, rear side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software MiniGEN - Exterior front side
    Exterior, front side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software MiniGEN - Case opened right side
    Case opened, right side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software MiniGEN - Case opened top side
    Case opened, top side



ProGEN
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1988
 Amiga
any Amiga
 Interface
RGB port, parallel port
 
    genlock
  • composite input and output (2× BNC)
  • controlled by software through the parallel port
  • Background mode - colour zero is transparent, all others float above the live video backdrop
  • Foreground I mode - permits colours other than colour 0 to become transparent
  • Foreground II mode - restores opaqueness to the colours used in Foreground I mode
  • Video mode - shows external video alone
  • Amiga mode - displays graphics only


Progressive 2000/040 Manual Photo Software
AIBB
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000
 Interface
CPU slot
 Autoconfig ID
756 / 105
2026 / 105
    processor
  • 68040 @ 28 MHz (clocked asynchronously to the A2000 motherboard)
    memory
  • eight 30 pin SIMM sockets accept up to 32 MB RAM
  • takes 1 or 4 MB SIMMs, 80 ns or faster
  • accepts SIMMs in groups of four giving 4, 8, 16 or 32 MB configurations
  • not autoconfiguring - requires software
  • does not give contiguous 32 bit RAM, it separates 2 MB as 16 bit RAM - RomTagMem is required to make it all 32 bit and contiguous
  • up to 8 MB RAM can be configured in the 68000 address space (2, 4 or 8 MB) - access is slower to this RAM
  • burst RAM access
    jumper settings
    B1 -SIMM type: ON - page mode, OFF - Nibble mode
    B2 -SIMM size: ON - 1 MB, OFF - 4 MB
    B4 -motherboard: ON - german, OFF - B2000
    A1
    OFF
    OFF
    ON
    ON
    A2
    ON
    ON
    OFF
    OFF
    B3
    ON
    OFF
    ON
    OFF
    auto-config memory
    - 0 MB
    - 2 MB
    - 4 MB
    - 8 MB
    A3
    ON
    OFF
    A4
    OFF
    ON
    - CPU
    - 68000
    - 68040
    C1
    ON
    OFF
    C2
    OFF
    ON
    - cache
    - enabled
    - disabled
    C3
    ON
    OFF
    C4
    OFF
    ON
    - burst mode
    - enabled
    - disabled

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    Progressive Peripherals & Software Progressive 2000/040 -  front side
    front side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software Progressive 2000/040 -  front side
    front side

    Software
    PPS_040.dms (281 kB)
    Install Disk
    Init040 v2.2, CPU040 v2.4, 68040.libary v37.4
     
    PPS040.DMS (280 kB)
    install disk
      Installer's Heaven


Progressive 3000/040 Photo
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A3000
 Interface
CPU slot
 Autoconfig ID
2026 / 1
    processor
  • 68040 @ 25, synchronous with the motherboard
  • drives 16 MHz motherboards at 25 Mhz
    notes
  • no memory option - slow motherboard RAM access
  • requires ROM resident Kickstart 2.0
  • 68030 fallback mode, switchable from software
  • if the motherboard is fitted with static column fast RAM the first chip must be replaced with the supplied page mode ZIP DRAM chip - this solves a bug in Ramsey and prevents the board of doing burst RAM access

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    Progressive Peripherals & Software Progressive 3000/040 -  front side
    front side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software Progressive 3000/040 -  front side
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    Progressive Peripherals & Software Progressive 3000/040 -  back side
    back side



Progressive 500/040 Photo Software
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A500
 Interface
68000 socket
 Autoconfig ID
2026 / 187
    processor
  • 68040 @ 28 / 35 MHz
    • both version is an overclocked 25 / 33 MHz one
    memory
  • sixteen ZIP sockets accept 4 or 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1M×4 ZIPs
  • autoconfigures all A500 internal / external RAM
    notes
  • connects to the 68000 socket - the 68000 is replaced onto the board
  • RF shield must be removed - the 040 is too big to fit under it
  • Kickstart 2.04 ROM built in - the 040 does not work under 1.3
  • 68000 fallback mode switchable by software

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    Progressive Peripherals & Software Progressive 500/040 - Rev C front side
    Rev C, front side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software Progressive 500/040 - Rev C front side
    Rev C, front side



ProRAM 2000 Photo
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1989
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
1023 / 2
  • 64 DIP sockets accept 8 MB RAM
  • accepts DIPs in groups of 16 giving 2, 4, 6 or 8 MB RAM
  • supports 1M×1 (411000) DIPs only
  • no waitstates
  • memory autoconfig
  • the design is licensed from ASDG, the card is technically the same as the ASDG 8MI



ProRAM 3000 Photo
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro III
 Autoconfig ID
2026 / 120
  • sixteen 30 pin SIMM sockets accept 64 MB RAM
  • supports 1 or 4 MB SIMMs 60-80 ns
  • accepts SIMMs in groups of four

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    Progressive Peripherals & Software ProRAM 3000 - Revision B front side
    Revision B, front side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software ProRAM 3000 - Revision B front side
    Revision B, front side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software ProRAM 3000 - Revision B back side
    Revision B, back side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software ProRAM 3000 - Revision B back side
    Revision B, back side



Rambrandt Photo
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
A2000, A3000, A4000
 Interface
Zorro II
 Autoconfig ID
2026 / 68
    realtime digitizer and video processor
  • twin board
  • video and graphics, DTP, CAD system
  • TMS34020 processor
    • 40 MFLOPS peak speed at 40 MHz
    • 32 bit architecture with 512 byte cache
  • TMS34082 coprocessor
    • 32 bit math / graphics coprocessor
    • 3D vector support and rendering engine
    • parallel processing capability
  • memory
    • 8 MB of 44C251 1 Mb VRAM (two 4 MB banks)
    • pixel / bit aligned block transfer rate of 142 Mbits/s
    • 8 MB of DRAM for resident applications
  • input: RS-170A (composite), CCIR-624 (PAL), and RGB (DB9 Targa Pin Compatible)
  • output: RS-170A (composite), CCIR-624 (PAL), externally synchable (genlockable) RGB (DB9 Targa Pin Compatible)
  • RGB resolutions
    • variable from 320×400 to 1024×1024, in 8 or 32 bits
    • 1024×2048 scrollable work area by combining the two buffers
    • non-interlaced: 320×400, 320×480, 640×400, 640×480, 512×512, 640×640, 800×600, 800×640, 1024×512
    • interlaced: 800×800, 1024×768, 1024×1024
    • thousands of other custom resolutions possible
  • composite resolution: 768×480 (NTSC), 768×576 (PAL)
  • pixel depth: 8 bit or 32 bit, user definable
  • horizontal scan rate
    • programmable 15.734 kHz (nominal NTSC), 15.625 kHz (nominal PAL)
    • range 15-34 kHz
  • vertical scan rate
    • programmable 30 Hz (nominal NTSC), 25 HZ (nominal PAL)
    • range 25-100 Hz
  • interlace: programmable 2:1 interlaced, or non-interlaced
  • Amiga bus interface: 4×128 kB DMA blocks, directly addressable
  • hue, saturation, contrast: software adjustable via digital pots in 256 levels each
  • palette
    • 16.7 million colours displayable from a palette of 16.7 million
    • alternative display of 256 colours from a palette of 16.7 million
  • overlay
    • 8 bit alpha channel with 16 colour overlay
    • alpha channel colour key between buffers
  • image capture
    • full frame and field capture in 1/30th or 1/60th of a second
    • realtime image capture in 24 bits up to 1024×1024 resolution
    • grayscale image capture in 256 shades
    • multiple resolutions in composite and RGB, up to 1024×1024
    • two framebuffers with adjustable resolutions of up to 1024×1024 pixels per buffer in 32 bit colour
  • image processing
    • bit blitting
    • hardware zoom and pan
    • dynamic resizing
    • runlength encoding
    • JPEG compression support
    • image enhancement, image recognition, histography, and many other functions built in hardware
  • digital video effects: flipping, page turns, colourization, solarization, polarization, up to 8:1 zoom, rotations, picture in picture , live resizing, digital graphic overlay and many realtime 24 bit animation and digital video effects
  • SAGE Library: over 200 graphic functions, with 2D and 3D graphic libraries: LINEDRAW, POLYDRAW, CUBICSPLINE, PHONGSHADE, GOURADSHADE, and more.
  • fast image loading: NTSC overscan image in less than a second, 1.5 MB 24 bit image in less than 4 seconds
  • multiple Rambrandt boards can be linked together to create exceptional virtual reality systems

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    Progressive Peripherals & Software Rambrandt -  front side
    front side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software Rambrandt -  front side
    front side



The Vault Photo
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1990
 Amiga
A500, A1000
 Interface
side expansion port
 
    OMTI controller
  • "The Vault" is a name variation of the Megatronic OMTI Adapter
  • delivered with a partitioning software (Utility Manager) and Progressive's file management utility, CLImate

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    Progressive Peripherals & Software The Vault - Megatronic OMTI Adapter - Interface and Hard disk front side
    Megatronic OMTI Adapter - Interface and Hard disk, front side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software The Vault - PP&S The Vault - Hard Disk front side
    PP&S The Vault - Hard Disk, front side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software The Vault - PP&S The Vault - Hard Disk Case opened front side
    PP&S The Vault - Hard Disk Case opened, front side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software The Vault - PP&S The Vault - Hard Disk PCB View top side
    PP&S The Vault - Hard Disk PCB View, top side



Video Blender Photo
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1991
 Amiga
any Amiga
 Interface
RGB port
 
    genlock, switcher
  • a professional video switching system featuring luma-keying, genlocking, local 24 bit colour generation, video fading/wiping and stereo audio mixer
  • four channels: composite video in with passthrough, externally synchronized RGB in, Amiga RGB in, and the internal colour generator for background color
  • hue, saturation and contrast control is provided on the front panel
  • connects to any Amiga (including the A1000) through the RGB port
  • controlled through the serial port
  • RGB out port (DB23, for Amiga graphics)
  • stereo audio out (2× RCA)
  • two stereo audio input channels (4× RCA)
  • composite video: 1× in, 2× out, 1× passthrough (BNC)
  • RGB in (3× BNC)
  • does not require time-base corrected inputs
  • available in PAL and NTSC
    features
  • genlocking:
    • overlay Amiga graphics onto any video source or onto a solid one-colour screen
    • four genlock modes: foreground, inverted, mixed and encoded
    • notch filter and fade capability gives a wide range of genlocking options and effects
    • the Video Blender software does not need to be active during the genlocking process
  • fading:
    • fade between any two sources
    • smooth fading from 0 to 10 seconds in increments as small as 40 ms
    • supported in all genlock modes, including luma-keying
    • fully programmable and sequenceable with other events
  • mixing:
    • mix any two video sources for ghost, double exposure or tinting effects
    • mix delay can be set from 0 to 10 seconds in increments as small as 40 ms
  • switching:
    • switch between any two of Video Blenders four channels
    • switching is instantaneous and flicker-free, and is fully programmable and sequenceable with other events
  • keying:
    • key between any two of Video Blenders four channels for effects such as weather map, split screen video, any size or shape picture-in-picture, invisible man
    • all effects have sharp, crisp edges with notch filter option
    • key on 256 shades of gray from black to white
    • fully programmable and sequenceable with other events
  • wiping:
    • pixel level control of wiping between any two sources
    • every aspect of each wipe is adjustable: size, direction, speed, repetition, delay, rows, columns and more
    • with Video Scriptor (wipe sequencer and control tool) any IFF animation can be used as a wipe in addition to the algorithmic wipes
    • MixMaster custom wipe-paint software for easy creation of spectacular IFF wipes
    • fully programmable and sequenceable with other events
  • stereo audio:
    • Video Blender's two stereo input channels can be switched, mixed or faded
    • fade times are adjustable from 0 to 10 seconds in increments as small as 40 ms
    • the mixed audio output may be synchronized to video events
    • attenuation control knobs on the front panel allow the matching of stereo input levels
  • programming and sequencing:
    • every setting and feature may be saved as a Video Blender event
    • events may consist of a series of wipes, fades, mixes, etc.
    • in addition titling sequences, external tasks and other software may be part of an event
    • multiple events may be sequenced and saved in video sessions
  • 24 bit colour generator for background screens and colour transitions
  • black burst out, synched with composite video in
  • key in for chroma-keying and other effects
  • GPI trigger allows the sequencing of Video Blender with other studio equipment
  • loop through for previewing composite video output without sacrificing a video channel

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    Progressive Peripherals & Software Video Blender - Case opened top side
    Case opened, top side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software Video Blender - Exterior front side
    Exterior, front side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software Video Blender - Exterior rear side
    Exterior, rear side



Zeus 040 Photo Software
Company
Progressive Peripherals & Software, USA
 Date
1992
 Amiga
A2000
 Interface
CPU slot
 Autoconfig ID
756 / 150
2026 / 150
    processor
  • 68040 @ 28 / 33 MHz
    memory
  • sixteen 30 pin SIMM sockets accept 64 MB RAM
  • supports 1 or 4 MB SIMMs 60-80 ns
  • accepts SIMMs in groups of four
  • not all of the memory is autoconfigured - requires software
    SCSI 2 controller
  • 53C710 controller IC
  • 50 pin internal header
  • DB25 external connector
  • mounting bracket for attaching a 3.5" hard drive to the back of the card
  • badly written SCSI driver steals all the CPU time when accessing the devices
  • supported by NetBSD and OpenBSD
    notes
  • at least one group of four SIMMs must be installed in order to use the card
  • in 68000 fallback mode the autoconfig memory is still useable, it just becomes 16 bit
  • it's not advised to set more than 2 MB to be autoconfigured

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    Progressive Peripherals & Software Zeus 040 -  front side
    front side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software Zeus 040 -  front side
    front side

    Progressive Peripherals & Software Zeus 040 -  back side
    back side




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