This is a collection of various documents and programs for the psion organiser series ii, and its predecessor the series 1. The external appearance of the psion series 5 and the psion series 5mx are broadly. Andy also has a gprinter opx and an appinfo opx available. View and download psion teklogix 5 series print manual online. Wouldbe programmers for uiq and series 80 should run, not walk to. Quality software development kits sdks from psion plc. Continuing their impressive work, they subsequently. Programmieren in opl eingebaute organizer programming language, calmees, agn2mob, dosing. A much better series 5 august 1999 issue hold on to your seats. Key the opl user guide uses the following symbols to indicate points of special interest.
It comes in two main variants, the series 5 launched in 1997 and the series 5mx 1999, the latter having a faster processor, clearer screen, and updated software. This will terminate all running programs, restart the machine, and start up into system. Java psion link jpl, is intended to be a crossplatform solution for transferring files between psion epoc pdas netbook, series 7, 5mx, revo and any computer with a serial port and the ability to run java. Mar 29, 2012 psion made available a pc dos based c sdk for the series 3 that was backward compatible with the mc 400 but by then it was to late. Psion series 5 manual psion series 5 connection kit psiwin 2.
Psion series 1 datapak format description the format of the datapak storage as used by the series 1. Supports text, lores, hires, sound, and 2 virtual floppy drives. Im attracted to all sorts of programming projects and occasionally ill release what ive written here. All psion series 3 software is 100% compatible with the pocket book. Prinzipiell sind auch alle programme fur psion series 5 5mx revo geeignet. This sdk was very expensive and involved a steep learning curve even for experienced c programmers i stuck with opl.
Images of the various software packs that were available for the series 1. The series 5mx builds on the current series 5epoc platform and has. Apr 04, 2017 luckily i have another psion series 5 of the exact same model that is still working fine, but its keyboard and interface is in german. Phoebe is a program that is designed for the psion workabout handheld. The company released its first pocket computer in 1984. In 1993, psion released an upgraded version of the series 3, called the series 3a. Psion series 5 opl manual the best free software for. To enable the keyboard mode, you will need to use the arduino ide to flash the keyboard firmware from my github. Opl interfaced with advanced psion series 3 features by means of operating.
Usb keyboard adapter for psion series 5 keyboards from rasmus. Plug in a keyboard and a usb cable, and use it with any modern computer. Every piece of publiclyavailable software for the psion series 3, 3acmx, siena, series 5mx, revo and series 7 thats ever been made is on the cd, labelled june 2005. I thought that it was about time we looked at opl, which comes in every psion and geofox computer. Psion series 1 table of system variables a list of the sytem variables of the psion series 1. The series 5 word processor, spreadsheet and agenda applications were all minor miracles, in terms of rich functionality, says david wood, who was software architect at psion when the series 5 was launched. It came in two main variants, the series 5 launched in 1997 and the series 5mx 1999, the latter having a faster processor, clearer screen, and updated software. Builtin fonts of different sizes, but with the phoebe software, the screen form is. Additional keyboards can be supported through firmware changes. All your files will be copied from your old psion series33a3c3mx or. In summary, series 5 s power, portability, and low cost sets a new standard in mobile computing, and will allow a broader range of people access to their.
In 1986 they released a series of improved models under the organiser ii brand, but the 8bit era was ending. Covers all of the methods for producing and testing of application programs, either exclusively on the psion or in. Psion series 3mx a superb and very user friendly pocket computer, with a high speed processor three times the speed of the original series 3, backlit screen and extensive built in software. In summary, series 5s power, portability, and low cost sets a new standard in mobile computing, and will allow a broader range of people access to their. Im surprised that its 2006 and this 10 year old computer was the only one that was capable of doing what i needed and more. Here are the methods for a psion series 5 5mx, and a revo. The psion series 5 was a personal digital assistant pda from psion. The psion series 3 range is regarded by writer charles stross as an unsurpassed pda because of its long battery life 20 to 35 hours, its stable and versatile software, and its durable hardware. Changing the language on a psion series 5 pda toughdev. Oct 04, 2015 one such chance discovery was opl the open programming language and the psion series 5. Epoc16 19891998 epoc was developed at psion, a software and mobiledevice company founded in london in 1980.
The psion 3a has a number of builtin applications installed in its rom, when the device is started, the system screen displays a number of the builtin applications, scrolling to the right reveals the remainder data. If necessary, consult an authorised psion dealer or an experienced radiotelevision technician for additional suggestions. Psion saw a need to develop a 16bit operating system to drive their next. In all, there are around 3000 applications on the disk, totalling almost 600mb. Wikipedia launched in 1997, the psion series 5 was a clamshell pda running an os called symbian epoc. Feb 24, 2017 the series 5 benefited from 10 years of development on organisers from plucky british tech firm psion, which started life building software with sinclair research. The tekterm client supports ansi, vt100, or vt200 and ibm 5250 or 3270 emulations with a maximum of 8 sessions whether it is connecting directly to the host application or through the communication tekterm server 9500, 9510 or sw95xx. This user guide describes how you can create and run your own programs using your psions builtin programming language. The psion series 3 models were a major advance on the psion organiser. Launched in 1984, the psion organiser was the worlds first practical pocket computer. This provided a larger screen 126 x 45mm with twice the resolution 480x160 and 3 shades of grey white. Produce professional looking presentations from your series 55mx.
Theres no filler, no duplicate files, just handadded content. Infrared may also be used for email and web browsing with the series 5 message suite software and a suitable gsm cellphone such as the ericsson sh888, or an. The psion series 5 is a pda personal digital assistants from psion. This site list started out mostly for my own use, to note what software was out there, and grew over the years. The tutorials below all date from the 1990s and all cover psion symbians opl language. In 1984, they launched the organizer i, which they promoted as the worlds first practical pocket computer in canada. Jun 26, 2007 special feature the series 5 pocket computer from psion was launched 10 years ago this week. Based on an 8bit hitachi 6301family processor, running at 0. I think psion series 5 machines, such as the 5mx, especially, were. New listing psion series 3 solid state disk 128k ram with disk battery back up. Usb keyboard adapter for psion series 5 keyboards from. While the last psion s focus is on the 16 bit machines, we want this site to cover all machines with the psion logo and their clones acorn. While the last psions focus is on the 16 bit machines, we want this site to cover all.
I played with this machine quite some time ago and found no method from the user interface to change its language to english. Opl user guide introduction welcome to the opl user guide for psion series 5, series 3c and siena machines. The series 5mx builds on the current series 5 epoc platform and has been in the works now for two years. Psion has released a new handheld called the series 5mx, based on symbians new revision 5 of their epoc operating system. The series 5 benefited from 10 years of development on organisers from plucky british tech firm psion, which started life building software with sinclair research. Program designed to show you a graphical view of world time. The psion organiser was the brand name of a range of pocket computers developed by the british company psion in the 1980s. Games and other useful programs for the psion series 3, 3a, 3c and 3mx. Mar 01, 2018 ive just a bought a psion 5 from ebay a few weeks ago and would like to add my 2 cents. This project is run by the same people as the last psion project, an attempt to reinvigorate passion for psions siboepoc16 platform, as well as develop hardware and software. Psion was first marketed by sinclair research for sinclair ql and later under. For an excellent source of psion games, retro isle is proud to support steve litchfiel, who ran the 3lib website for many years you can buy a cdrom containing around 3,000 programs for the psion series 3 range for.
Move the series 3a computer farther away from the radio or tv if you are using the series 3a computer with a mains adapter, plug it into an outlet which is on a different circuit from that of the radio or tv. Probably in my top five of most wanted retro machines ive finally acquired a psion mc 400 mobile computer. This month there are some great new software products available for the psion series 5 and geofoxone. Psion series 5 program that plots mathematical functions. Most likely the operation system on rom is the german version. Psion psion chess, a former commercial chess program developed by richard lang as successor of his first program cyrus. The organiser i launched in 1984 and organiser ii launched in 1986 had a characteristic hard plastic sliding cover protecting a 6. It is used to build up images from several primitives by inserting ellipses, rectangles, text, embedded documents eg sketch documents and path objects, which. There was also a rare series 5mx pro, which differed only in having the operating system loaded into ram and. Software written by others this is collection of software for the psion organiser ii was was written by various people. Note that these are all worked through on a psion series 5 palmtop, but the principles and most of the code also works asis on the more modern nokia 92009500 series communicators.
The my psion icon gives you access to all of psiwins powerful file management facilities for your series5 files. Every piece of publiclyavailable software for the psion series 3, 3acmx, siena, series 5 mx, revo and series 7 thats ever been made is on the cd, labelled june 2005. For an excellent source of psion games, retro isle is proud to support steve litchfiel, who ran the 3lib website for many years you can buy a cdrom containing around 3,000 programs for. Special feature the series 5 pocket computer from psion was launched 10 years ago this week. On the series 5, opl programs interface with core os components using. One such chance discovery was opl the open programming language and the psion series 5. Upgrade from an earlier model of psion handheld computer to a series5 as a onestop process. Builtin software click to open full size image the psion 3a has a number of builtin applications installed in its rom, when the device is started, the system screen displays a number of the builtin applications, scrolling to the right reveals the remainder. All your files will be copied from your old psion series33a3c3mx or siena, converted to the series5 file. Using and programming the psion ii organiser a complete. The series 5 computers had epoc32 as the base os, which was a precursor to the symbian os itself, and a successor of the epoc16 used in the psion series 3 machines. Psion and epoc 32 opl and programming aids software. If you are the author of any software included here and object to its presence, then contact me psion a t jaapsch d o t net. Software smartphone tv watch now articles communicator series 60 uiq psion general programming donate.
Epoc was developed at psion, a software and mobiledevice company founded in london in 1980. In about 1983 lang started to write his new program for 68000 based processors in assembly language, when he was about to abandon the work for intelligent software, who owned the cyrus brand name. Psion was one of the pioneers of handheld organizers and pdas. Andy clarksons plan for psion 3 and plan5 for psion 5 project manager, enter tasks, dependencies, resources, get gantt and pert charts. Luckily i have another psion series 5 of the exact same model that is still working fine, but its keyboard and interface is in german. It has a 2mb memory to hold over 500 pages of text. Software written by others jaaps psion organiser ii page. Edit fonts on the psion 3a for use in your own software. Personal information managers and agenda extensions see also psion agenda printing extra printer drivers and printer helpers, selecting printers that work with psion programming computer languages and tools, books, opl help see also psion opl programming readers ebook and other text and book readers see also books for sources of books science. With its origins in the opl world of programming psion palmtops, this section is now a curious hotchpotch of useful odds and ends. In my case, i was able to hook my series 5mx to an external palmtop gps receiver with route planner millennium software.
Psion mc 400 mobile computer retrocosms vintage computing. There are three types of reset that can be performed on an er5 machine. Series 5 is as valuable personally as professionally, with personal information management software based on psions award winning series 3c and 12 years of designing mobile computing devices. Series 5 is as valuable personally as professionally, with personal information management software based on psion s award winning series 3c and 12 years of designing mobile computing devices. This project is run by the same people as the last psion project, an attempt to reinvigorate passion for psion s siboepoc16 platform, as well as develop hardware and software.1265 1399 362 118 1246 835 291 1410 142 1054 1210 656 480 1292 407 808 1471 1009 458 164 1031 32 417 49 124 2 491 1308 899 661 796 1451 365 598