Elbit Computers Ltd - Haifa, Israel [1977 - 1980] continued...
When Motorola and Intel released their eight bit microprocessors, the
and the Intel 8080, no one conceived
that personal computers would become so popular, within a few years.
In April 1980, I spent three (3) weeks in Bangkok, training
a team of Customer Support Engineers of the local CDC company. I
tought them "Olympus"; a proprietry interpretive language that
oferred low level commands, but had the look and feel of Basic;
useful for writing adhoc diagnostic utilities that helped identifying
peripheral hardware malfunction.
With my class of Customer Support Engineers at CDC Bangkok, 1980
In the photo: 600 LPM line-printer on the left, 10MB Disk drive on the right.
Standard Telephones and Cables - Johannesburg, South Africa 
In December 1980, I accepted a three (3) years contract, as
Systems Engineer, for the Altech group of companies in South
Africa. STC, the largest company of the group was at that time
designing, manufacturing and marketing modems and telecomms
equipment for Telkom, the local Post and Telecommunication services.
Answering a phone call, at the office, STC 1981
In order to squeeze additional "bandwith" out of the (copper
wires) communications channels, reliant on
, 2400, 4800 and 9600 bps modems,
"modem contention units" with "line controlers"
and incorporated statistical and time-division
multiplexers within communications networks. We utilised Intel's
8080 microprocessor in the design of a diagnostic and network
monitoring system, named "Dinamite".
Example, network design diagram - STC, Johannesburg, South Africa 1981
1977 - 1981