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© 1997-2006
Gareth Knight
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"Personally speaking, I don't plan on killing the Amiga.  In fact, if they
ask me to take over system development, you'll see one killer Amiga!"
- Carl Sassenrath, Former director of Software for VISCorp.

Viscorp were introduced to the Amiga market in 1995 as a licencee of Amiga technology. They developed a low-cost Internet set-top box and announced plans to market their product to a public who did not require an expensive computer, but wanted to take advantage of Internet services. When Escom announced their liquidation in 1996, the company announced their intent to purchase the Amiga subsiduary. However, they were unsuccesful and Amiga Technologies was purchased by Gateway 2000.

Viscorp removed their Chief Executive Officer (CEO) after several boardroom shenanigans and changed the company name to U.S. Digital Communications, Inc. The 'new' company became a provider of satellite telephony and other embedded technologies. The company announced its closure in June 2000 - a victim of the failing dotcom market.

- VisCorp Overview
- Proposal for an Amiga Set-Top Consortium
- Product Description of the Amiga Electronic Device
- The future of the Amiga under Viscorp and Quikpak
- A Fall from Grace- The end to VISCorp's relationship with the Amiga

Historical Documents
- VISCorp and Escom sign agreement to licence the Amiga technology
- VIScorp and Emerson Radio Sign Distribution Agreement
- VisCorp Company Profile- In their Own Words
- VisCorp announce plans to develop Amiga-based products for the set-top and desktop market.
- An Open Message to the Amiga Community
- Carl Sassenrath quits Viscorp
- VIScorp explain why they let the Amiga contract expire
- Almathera Systems Ltd enter liquidation, blaming VISCorp for non-payment
- US Digital announce their closure


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