Tarbell Cassette Interface
The Tarbell Cassette Interface was an expansion card for use with the Altair 8800 early personal computer, or other systems using the Altair's S-100 bus. It was designed by Don Tarbell and sold by Tarbell Electronics as early as 1976. It was fast, reliable and popular, and, while supporting the 1975 Kansas City (Byte/Lancaster) standard, it also offered a much faster Tarbell standard which became a de facto standard for Compact Cassette data storage.
Tarbell also sold other products, including a Shugart Associates-compatible dual disk drive subsystem including a Tarbell floppy disk interface, said to plug into any S-100 bus computer, introduced in 1979.
- The Tarbell Cassette Interface Manual
- "The board that launched the company and made Tarbell a household word in the world of the S-100 bus" s100computers.com
- Tarbell S-100 boards and docs