Aucnet NIA-2001
This page was last modified 15:47, 2 January 2018 by Mars2000you. Based on work by Rderooy and Gdx.



The Aucnet NIA-2001 is a very special MSX Turbo R computer, aimed at the Japanese car dealers. Its purpose was as an online auction system for used cars. On this use video and audio was routed trough a satellite and actual bidding was done trough a built in modem.

Although it comes with version 4.0 of MSX-BASIC, this machine does not have the PCM hardware, that is defined as part of the MSX Turbo R standard.

By default it expects to start the special AUCNET software, but when INS+DEL+UP+DOWN+LEFT+RIGHT are pressed at the same time, it will go to BASIC.

This machine does not have a cassette port or disk drives.

Brand Aucnet (Manufacturer: Takaoka)
Type NIA-2001
Year 1989
RAM 512kB in slot 3-0
VRAM 128kB
Media MSX cartridges
Video Yamaha V9958
Chipset Toshiba T9769C and NEC S1990 bus controller
Extras Kanji-ROM, Modem, RS232-C, Superimposer, Kanji BASIC




Software side, this machine has MSX-JE, MSX-Music, MSX-Serial and MSX-BASIC 4.0


  • Keyboard (Hirose QM40-26PA-EP)
  • Joystick (DB-9 male)
  • Misc (DB-9 female)
  • Power Cord (100V 60Hz)
  • Two power outlets
  • Telephone RJ11
  • Line RJ11
  • Centronics 14-pin compatible Parallel port for a printer
  • RGB out
  • Audio/Video out (RCA)
  • Audio/Video in (RCA)
  • RS232-C (DB25 female)
  • 2 cartridge slots

Note: No Data recorder connector!

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