qlwiki:quest_automation_ltd

Quest Automation Ltd

Quest Automation, also known as Quest International Computer Technology Ltd traded from School Lane, Chandler's Ford, Hampshire; as well as operating an office in Fleet, Hampshire.

Quest Automation released various hardware and software titles in the early days of the Sinclair QL, including:


Hardware

They also sold an early 5.25" disk drive systems (1985) which offered a single 200K drive for £249, or an 800K dual disk drive for £800.

The news section of QL User (December 1984/January 1985 issue) states that Quest had exhibited a 'staggering 2 Gigabyte laser disk for the QL' - laser disks were the forerunners of CDs and this would have been an amazing technological revolution at the time. However, the price of 'less than £30,000' may have been a little off-putting for ordinary Sinclair QL users! Whilst there was a presentation held to announce this, it is unknown whether the interface was ever produced to link the QL to a laser disk.


Software

The hardware, plus CP/M and Tally, were all sold as part of the 'Executive Series'.

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