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Manufacturer of Macintosh upgrades and accessories. They were acquired by [[Radius]] in 1994, and the SuperMac name appears to have been spun off to [[UMAX Technologies]] for their Macintosh clones.
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'''SuperMac Technology''' was a manufacturer of Macintosh upgrades and accessories. They were founded in 1986. They were acquired by [[Radius]] in 1994, and the SuperMac name was spun off to [[UMAX Technologies]] for their Macintosh clones.
  
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They were best known for their Macintosh hard drives and NuBus video cards.
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= History =
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SuperMac's first product was the DataFrame 20MB Hard Disk for the Macintosh Plus. It was the first hard disk drive to take advantage of the SCSI port on the Macintosh Plus. Other early products included a 512KB memory expansion, 1MB memory expansion, SuperDrive (3.5" 20MB Winchester drive), and Enhance, a 2MB memory expansion for the Mac Plus.
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Other early products included a 512KB memory expansion (512), 1MB memory expansion (Meg), SuperDrive (3.5" 20MB Winchester drive), and Enhance, a 2MB memory expansion for the Mac Plus. Both the 512 and Meg memory upgrades were available for either 128K or 512K Macs. Meg was the only memory upgrade compatible with the hyperdrive internal hard disk. 
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The DataFrame XP was the second generation hard drive from SuperMac. It ran twice as fast as other hard disks available at the time.
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A subsidiary of Scientific Micro Systems, SuperMac Software, developed software for the Macintosh. DiskFit was introduced in 1987 for $74.95 as a backup solution for Mac users. A network version called DiskFit Network was also available for $395.
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SuperMac Software also released LaserSpool and Sentinel. All were compatible with the Mac 512K, Mac Plus and Mac SE.
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With the introduction of the Macintosh II in 1987, SuperMac made available its first NuBus video cards.
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SuperMac Spectrum™ supported 1024x768 resolution with 256 colours. A low-cost option called Graphix™ was available for monochrome resolution up to 1365x1024.
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Also in 1987, the DataFrame XP 40 was introduced.
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By 1988, the company was advertising the Spectrum and ColorCard video cards with a range of displays. The displays were the SuperMac Trinitron 16" Color Monitor 1024x768, 19" Trinitron Color 1024x768, Standard 19" Color 1024x768, and 19" Gray Scale 1024x768.
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In 1989, SuperView for the Macintosh II family and Macintosh SE was designed to work exclusively with the 19" SuperMac monitor, providing a display five times the size of the SE's built-in 9" monitor. SuperMac also released a Spectrum/(Series II) video card for the Macintosh SE/30.
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= Products =
 
* [[SuperMac Dual PDS Adapter]]
 
* [[SuperMac Dual PDS Adapter]]
 
* [[SuperMac DigitalFilm]]
 
* [[SuperMac DigitalFilm]]
 
* [[SuperMac Storm Tech DSP]]
 
* [[SuperMac Storm Tech DSP]]
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* [[SuperMac Spectrum/8]]
 
* [[SuperMac Spectrum/8 Series III]]
 
* [[SuperMac Spectrum/8 Series III]]
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* [[SuperMac Spectrum/8 PDQ]]
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* [[SuperMac Spectrum/24 Series III]]
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* [[SuperMac Spectrum/24 Series IV]]
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* [[SuperMac Spectrum/24 Series V]]
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* [[SuperMac Spectrum/24 PDQ+]]
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* [[SuperMac Spectrum Power 1152]]
 
* [[SuperMac Spigot NuBus]]
 
* [[SuperMac Spigot NuBus]]
 
* [[SuperMac SpigotPower AV]]
 
* [[SuperMac SpigotPower AV]]
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* [[SuperMac Monochrome Video Card]]
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* [[SuperMac Thunder/8]]
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* [[SuperMac Thunder/24]]
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* [[SuperMac Thunder II]]
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* [[SuperMac Thunder II GX]]
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* [[SuperMac Color Card]]
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* [[SuperMac Color Card 24]]
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* [[SuperMac VideoSpigot LC]]
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* [[SuperMac DataFrame 20]]
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* [[Cinepak]]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 01:22, 16 August 2022

SuperMac Technology was a manufacturer of Macintosh upgrades and accessories. They were founded in 1986. They were acquired by Radius in 1994, and the SuperMac name was spun off to UMAX Technologies for their Macintosh clones.

They were best known for their Macintosh hard drives and NuBus video cards.

History

SuperMac's first product was the DataFrame 20MB Hard Disk for the Macintosh Plus. It was the first hard disk drive to take advantage of the SCSI port on the Macintosh Plus. Other early products included a 512KB memory expansion, 1MB memory expansion, SuperDrive (3.5" 20MB Winchester drive), and Enhance, a 2MB memory expansion for the Mac Plus.

Other early products included a 512KB memory expansion (512), 1MB memory expansion (Meg), SuperDrive (3.5" 20MB Winchester drive), and Enhance, a 2MB memory expansion for the Mac Plus. Both the 512 and Meg memory upgrades were available for either 128K or 512K Macs. Meg was the only memory upgrade compatible with the hyperdrive internal hard disk.

The DataFrame XP was the second generation hard drive from SuperMac. It ran twice as fast as other hard disks available at the time.

A subsidiary of Scientific Micro Systems, SuperMac Software, developed software for the Macintosh. DiskFit was introduced in 1987 for $74.95 as a backup solution for Mac users. A network version called DiskFit Network was also available for $395.

SuperMac Software also released LaserSpool and Sentinel. All were compatible with the Mac 512K, Mac Plus and Mac SE.

With the introduction of the Macintosh II in 1987, SuperMac made available its first NuBus video cards.

SuperMac Spectrum™ supported 1024x768 resolution with 256 colours. A low-cost option called Graphix™ was available for monochrome resolution up to 1365x1024.

Also in 1987, the DataFrame XP 40 was introduced.

By 1988, the company was advertising the Spectrum and ColorCard video cards with a range of displays. The displays were the SuperMac Trinitron 16" Color Monitor 1024x768, 19" Trinitron Color 1024x768, Standard 19" Color 1024x768, and 19" Gray Scale 1024x768.

In 1989, SuperView for the Macintosh II family and Macintosh SE was designed to work exclusively with the 19" SuperMac monitor, providing a display five times the size of the SE's built-in 9" monitor. SuperMac also released a Spectrum/(Series II) video card for the Macintosh SE/30.

Products

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