Billings Computer Corp. (Independence, Missouri)

Billings made high-end microcomputers for business based on the Z80 processor. There were three main series: the BC-12FD at the low end, the System 500 at the mid-range, and the 6000 Series at the high end. The company saw some success abroad, claiming it made one of every four computers sold in Norway for 1981.

The company also sold a suite of business applications and a line of peripherals under its own brand. For the 6000 series, the optional tape drive, floppy drives, hard drive, and modem came in cases similar to the one that housed the CPU. They were meant to be stacked, so a fully optioned system would be about 4 feet high.

Billings BC-12FD

Billings BC-12FD

Billings BC-12FD (microcomputer)
Base Configuration: Z80 CPU, 64K RAM, 2 5.25-inch floppy disk drives, built in monochrome monitor, integrated 94-key keyboard
Video: 80 characters x 24 lines
Important Options: P-110, P-510, and P-710 printers

Billings System 500 CPU (microcomputer)
Base Configuration: Z80 CPU, 64K RAM, keyboard, monochrome monitor
Video: 80 characters x 24 lines
Important Options: P-110, P-510, and P-710 printers

Billings System 500 CPU-I (microcomputer)
Base Configuration: Z80 CPU, 64K RAM, 5.25-inch floppy drive, keyboard, monochrome monitor
Video: 80 characters x 24 lines
Important Options: P-110, P-510, and P-710 printers

Billings System 500 CPU-II (microcomputer)
Base Configuration: Z80 CPU, 64K RAM, 2 5.25-inch floppy drives, keyboard, monochrome monitor
Video: 80 characters x 24 lines
Important Options: P-110, P-510, and P-710 printers

Fully optioned Billings 6000 Series

Fully optioned Billings 6000 Series

Billings 6000 CPU (1983, microcomputer)
Base Configuration: 4MHz Z80A CPU, 64K RAM, 8 expansion slots, keyboard
Video: 80 characters x 24 lines
Important Options: monochrome or color monitor; 6000 Flexible Disk expansion unit; 6000 Tape expansion unit; 30MB or 61MB 6000 Winchester expansion unit; 6000 Modem expansion unit; P-110, P-510, and P-710; printers
Billings 6000 CPU-I (1983, microcomputer)
Base Configuration: 4MHz Z80A CPU, 64K RAM, 5.25-inch floppy drive, 8 expansion slots, keyboard
Video: 80 characters x 24 lines
Important Options: monochrome or color monitor; 6000 Flexible Disk expansion unit; 6000 Tape expansion unit; 30MB or 61MB 6000 Winchester expansion unit; 6000 Modem expansion unit; P-110, P-510, and P-710; printers

Billings 6000 CPU-II (1983, microcomputer)
Base Configuration: 4MHz Z80A CPU, 64K RAM, 2 5.25-inch floppy drives, 8 expansion slots, keyboard
Video: 80 characters x 24 lines
Important Options: monochrome or color monitor; 6000 Flexible Disk expansion unit; 6000 Tape expansion unit; 30MB or 61MB 6000 Winchester expansion unit; 6000 Modem expansion unit; P-110, P-510, and P-710; printers

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One comment

  1. jerome · · Reply

    I know Rodger and his wife Tonya. Tonya is a classmate PHS Class of 69 former cheerleader and Rodgers dad was our mailman. Just a few fun facts….jerome badura

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