Fujitsu Car Marty
|Region||Release Date||Discontinued||Lifetime Sales|
Fujitsu Ten succeeded on many fronts, they created the worlds first car entertainment system. It was capable of using multiple external screens, had built-in GPS (another first) and could use most of the software that worked on the Marty. In fact, with the addition of an external floppy it could use all of the Marty software.
Once again, however, the Car Marty was far too expensive. It did not sell well and was pulled from the market after a fairly short time. It was a harbinger of things to come though and many other companies took notes from the Car Marty design.
The Car Marty itself is pretty hard to get working outside of a car. There was a cable available, but this is even rarer than the machine itself (which is incredibly rare). Because it’s made for a car, it needs a 12v power supply (centre negative) and a proprietary connector for video.
We’ve already got a pinout available if you need it, right here Car Marty Accessory Port Pinout
You can at least use a PSU of your choice, which means you can make it work without a step up/down convertor. But that’s really the only advantage of using this over a standard Marty.
There were two versions released, the MVP-1 and MVP-10. They’re pretty much the same but the MVP-10 has a slightly different CD mechanism for reliability.
|Processor||AMD 386sx @ 16 MHz|
|Custom Chips||Fujitsu Custom GPU|
|Video||16 Bit Colour 16M colours on screen|
|Audio||8 x 8 bit Stereo PCM Channels|
|Removable storage||Single Speed CD Rom, PCMCIA Slot|