This is great news – Individual Computers, famous for their Commodore and Amiga equipment such as turbo cards, scan doublers and so forth, has obtained a licence to make and release official Commodore products. This is from the official website of Individual Computers:
New c64-Cases for Christmas 2016
After a pause of several years, fans of classic computers worldwide can look forward to a series of Commodore PCs. The company “individual Computers GmbH”, based in Germany and well-known in the Retro-Computing community, has licensed the rights of the Commodore trademarks from Polabe Holding N.V.
New For Old: c64c-Cases Planned For Autumn 2016
The first newly branded Commodore products are span-new cases for the C64 computer, using the original injection molds back from the days Commodore Business Machines produced the C64c. Thanks to these new cases a C64 computer can finally be refurbished after all these years.
Distribution of these cases is exclusively done via the online shop of the Return-Magazine.
The Dawn Of A New Commodore Era
With these new c64-Cases, the highest quality standards had to be guaranteed, in line with the high expectations of the name Commodore.
2016: New c64-Hardware To Come
Back in May 2015, the new main board C64 Reloaded (C64R) was released by hardware designer Jens Schönfeld and this with a huge success. This main board fits in any C64-case and is fully compatible with the original C64 computer. Two new versions of this main board are now being prepared for production. Technical details will be published shortly.
Jens Schönfeld, CEO of iComp GmbH, said: „When I recieved a C64 computer for my 11th birthday, I wouldn’t have dared to dream that I would make my own Commodore products 32 years later! I feel really honored that iComp GmbH is the first company since a long time that has proven capable to fulfill all technical requirements of the licensor. I consider this as an award for the quality of our products. “
About The C64:
The Commodore 64 is considered as the best-selling home computer ever. Approximately up to 30 million units have been sold since its introduction in 1982. Despite its top-notch technical configuration at the time, the computer was received as very affordable. This was the basis of its worldwide success in private households. Based on this huge success in the past, sales of the C64R main board had to be limited because of the enormous demand. The two new Commodore main boards will now finally supplement the demand in the coming months.
About individual Computers GmbH:
Entrepreneur Jens Schönfeld has been devoted to classic computers since he was a teenager. He has always been a fan of Commodore hardware. Schönfeld has studied computer engineering at RWTH Aachen, Germany. Since 1994, he has been developing circuit boards and accessories for 8- and 16-bit computers, especially for the C64 and Amiga. In addition to own products, iComp GmbH also offers design services for embedded hardware, telecommunication and safety engineering.
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About Polabe Holding
Polabe Holding NV is the owner of the Commodore Trademarks, a globally recognized consumer electronics brand. Polabe Holding NV purchased the Commodore Trademarks from C=Holdings BV in 2014. Polabe NV is situated in Luxemburg.