Panasonic FS-CM820
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Description

The Panasonic FS-CM8280 is a hybrid modem released in April 1987. Besides the part giving access to 'The LINKS' network with its specific protocol, it has a RS-232C interface and full duplex 300/1200bps speed.

The cartridge includes a 16kB ROM with two communication firmware: the NGA (Network Game Adapter) application and the first version of MSX-TELCOM, written by ASCII. It seems that there's also a 8kB SRAM, but it needs to be checked.

Note that a more advanced version of MSX-TELCOM, written by ASCII and Matsushita, is integrated in the FS-CM1 modem and the FS-A1FM computer.

The FS-CM820 reference appears also on the manual and probably the box, while the underside label of the cartridge says TMZ 1200 JKC, just like for the The LINKS VIIK cartridge.

Note that Panasonic released two versions: one with all texts in black and white, the other one with 'Panasonic" and 'FS-CM820' in red and the text 'Communication Modem', just like for the FS-CM1 modem.

Brand Panasonic
Type FS-CM820
Year 1987-04
Region JP
Official price ¥29,800
Package content
Emulation ROM dumped, but modem emulation not implemented in emulators

Gallery

Cartridge

Panasonic FS-CM820
Panasonic FS-CM820 label
Panasonic FS-CM820 underside
Panasonic FS-CM820 close-up
Panasonic FS-CM820 with manual
Panasonic FS-CM820 right side

Firmware

Panasonic FS-CM820 - intro menu
NGA - main menu
NGA - login info screen
NGA - loading screen
NGA - letter screen
NGA - receiver screen
MSX-TELCOM