MacroSystem (US & Germany): Casablanca
Connection: Andere

Image of Rev 1.2 Casablanca Motion - 1119K
Image of Rev 1.2 Casablanca Motion with labels - 1139K

Case Type: Set Top Box
Processor: 060
MMU: Internal
FPU: Internal
Chipset: Unknown
Kickstarts: Unknown
Bus Controller: Unknown
Expansion Slots: Unknown
Standard CHIP RAM: Unknown, but probably has a unified memory bus
RAM sockets: 2 x 72pin SIMM Slots (EDO appears to be supported)
Hard Drive Controllers: SCSI
Drive Bays: Unknown
Expansion Ports: Unknown
Floppy Drive: 1.44MB PC Floppy Drive
Motherboard Revisions: Rev 1.2 Casablanca Motion
Battery Backed Up Clock: Unknown

The Casablanca was designed as a complete video editing solution and was the successor to the Draco with a cheaper price tag of around $3,500. Many models of Casablanca exist, but only the first model or the first few models were clones of the Amiga. Newer models are largely based around PC hardware. It made use of the Amiga's ROMs and operating system with various patches to drive the hardware. The Casablanca probably isn't too practical to run traditional Amiga software because it is a highly integrated device and in fact, may even be largely incompatible with most Amiga software. The Casablanca makes uses of proprietary hardware such as flash cards for updates (to prevent piracy), custom hard drive mechanisms and DVD burners.

Contributions to this page by:
Bohus Blahut, Jean Baudrand


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