Initial Price: $2,600, $3,300 in 2020
Noritsu CT-1 is basically a front self service customer oriented product that has been used in the mini foto labs. It is produced by Noritsu Koki Co.,LTD. Japan
Serial No. 20461951
The idea behind the machine is that you can go with your pictures on any support (Floppy Disk, SD-Card, MagicGate etc.) and print them on the spot. The computer runs Windows 2000 and it has a TFT Touchscreen Display and an internal thermal printer for your receipt. It was a donation to the museum from a friend of mine and its a very well build machine, (Made in Japan), with lots of features. I was unable to find much on the internet so I teared down the machine in order to clean it properly and find out more about it.
CPU: Intel Pentium III running at 733 Mhz
RAM: SD-RAM 1 X 256 module
Motherboard: Ricoh Japan, 4 X PCI, 1 X proprietary video port, 1 X SCSI Board
Fixed Disks: 1 X 20GB IBM IDE HDD, ASUS DVD-RW (looks recent upgraded)
2 X USB 1.0 Ports, Ex. SCSI, VGA, PS2, Printer Port, Serial Port
The computer needs no repairs, there was a touchscreen issue as it was not working all the time but I found out there was a loose connection on the upper side of the PCB inside the monitor. I just had to “click” it back in place.
Now this Computer will have 2 major use for my museum; a retro gaming station for the late 90`s when I will go at different computer fairs, as it has a 4MB video memory which will run most games like NFS2SE, Quake II, Ignition, etc; and a POS for the visitors to get a receipt.
Until then I will share with you guys some photos