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EZDev Amiga OE Development Platform

Developer: Eyetech
URL: http://www.eyetech.co.uk/
Release: Mid-2000

As a transitionary product to the AmigaOne, Eyetech, in cooperation with Amiga Inc, introduced four upgraded versions of their EZ Tower range. Each x86 PC is shipped with a copy of the Amiga DevPack as standard, but the Amiga SDK has to be bought separately (for no apparent reason). In a similar fashion to the EZ Tower range, the PC can be integrated with the Amiga through the purchase of the 'EZDev-A1200 integration pack'

While this is an interesting attempt to support the Amiga DE through the use of existing bundles, the systems are uninteresting from an Amiga perspective. The Amiga-side technology is relatively similar to the 1998 bundles, and the PC systems consist of low-end and entry-level systems that can be bought elsewhere for a cheaper price.
 

EZDev-Plus Utility Sytem

EZDev Entry Level system The entry-level system is based upon the specifications of the 'Zico' standard defined by Amiga Inc. The first two hardware platforms are aimed at 'leisure' computing programmers, who wish to experiment in porting games, applications and utilities from the Classic Amiga platform to the Amiga OE.
 
 
  • Integrated motherboard with sound /graphics (8MB AGP)/LAN (10/100 Mbps ethernet)/56Kbd modem/2 xUSB 
  • AMD K6-2/500MHz CPU 
  • 64MB RAM (PC100) 
  • 8.4GB UDMA hard drive 
  • Removable hard drive bay so that other operating systems can be used, including the native Amiga OE when available. 
  • 40x CDROM 
  • Keyboard & 3-button PS/2 mouse 
  • Amiga DevPack licence & support package (normally approx £80). 
  • Motherboard change required for upgrade to AGP graphics 

  • EZDev-Plus system comes in a compact MiniTower case with 3 external drive bays (4 in total) 

EZDev-Plus Entry System

EZDev-Plus Entry Level This is the minimum specification to purchase if the user is using the Windows port of the Amiga SDK, due to the increased memory requirements.
  • Gigabyte super socket7 motherboard with PCI & AGP slots 
  • ATI Rage or similar graphics card 
  • Crystal CS4281 full duplex PCI sound card 
  • AMD K6-2/500MHz CPU 
  • 128MB PC100 memory 
  • PCI 10/100 Mbps ethernet card 
  • 17.2GB UDMA hard drive 
  • Removable hard drive bay so that other operating systems can be used, including the native Amiga OE when available. 
  • 40x CDROM 
  • Keyboard & 3-button PS/2 mouse 
  • Amiga DevPack licence & support package (normally approx £80). 
  • Fully upgradeable to the top level of multimedia functionality, as below. 

  • EZDev-Plus system comes in a compact MiniTower case with 4 external drive bays (5 in total)

The multimedia platforms are aimed at commercial multimedia games and program developers.

EZDev-Plus Multimedia Level 1 System

EZDev-Plus Multimedia Level 1 System
  • Gigabyte super socket7 motherboard with PCI & AGP slots 
  • Matrox G400 32MB single head 300MHz RAMDAC graphics card AGP (upgradable to twin head) 
  • Soundblaster live 1024 PCI sound card 
  • AMD K6-2/500MHz CPU 
  • 128MB PC100 memory 
  • PCI 10/100 Mbps ethernet card 
  • 17.2GB UDMA hard drive 
  • Removable hard drive bay so that other operating systems can be used, including the native Amiga OE when available. 
  • 48x CDROM 
  • Keyboard & 3-button PS/2 mouse 
  • Amiga DevPack licence & support package (normally approx £80). 
  • Fully upgradeable to the top level of multimedia functionality, as below. 

  • EZDev-Plus system comes in a MidiTower case with 5 external drive bays (7 in total) 

 

EZDev-Tower MultiMedia Level 2 System

EZDev-Tower MultiMedia Level 2 System
  • Gigabyte super socket7 motherboard with PCI & AGP slots 
  • Matrox G400 Max 32MB dual head 360MHz RAMDAC graphics card AGP 
  • Soundblaster Platinum PCI sound card with front bay analog & digital I/O and controls 
  • AMD K6-2/500MHz CPU 
  • 128MB PC100 memory 
  • PCI 10/100 Mbps ethernet card 
  • 17.2GB UDMA hard drive 
  • Removable hard drive bay so that other operating systems can be used, including the native Amiga OE when available. 
  • CDReWriter 
  • 48x CDROM 
  • 56K V90 hardware modem card 
  • Keyboard & 3-button PS/2 mouse 
  • Amiga DevPack licence & support package (normally approx £80). 
  • EZDev-Plus system comes in a MidiTower case with 5 external drive bays (7 in total) 

A1200 and EZDev-Tower system

In addition to one of the EZDev systems outlined above, the customer can purchase an A1200 motherboard already installed. The Amiga-side would be fitted with a 4.3GB hard drive, 40x CDROM, EZCD buffered interface, EZKey2 PC keyboard interface and EZVGA internal scandoubler/flickerfixer Mk2.

EZDev-A1200 Integration Pack

The Integration pack allows an Amiga 1200 to be fitted inside the PC tower case and integrated with the PC, providing dual keyboard and monitor support. This bundle comprises of a PCMCIA ethernet card, CC_Reset adapter, 3m crossed UTP cable, Eyetech's 5-click SAMBA installer software for Linux, KMON keyboard switcher, SMON/F A1200-EZDev monitor switcher and Amiga-EZDev audio integration cable.
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