The Arthur name was attached to
me around 1985 by a guitar player friend of my brother. I rather liked it
and although nobody calls me like that, I've written all my code under that
pseudonym. Initially I used Arthur Software, then I renamed myself to Arthur
Computer Systems and only much later did I switch to Arthur Digital Solutions.
A couple of words about myself. My name is Andor Kócsi. I was born in
1969, in Budapest. My first encounter with computer technology was in
1982, when my family got a ZX81. I've been learning this science ever
since. I built the first computer that I myself designed in 1985.
It was christened to the rather imaginative name of Nebuló-3, after
the Nebuló-2, which was a teaching computer by Microterv GMK at the time.
The Nebuló-3 has developed a lot and the end result was a computer named
I was introduced to electronics by my Dad; I've learnt all the basics from
him. It was my brother who taught me the foundations of computer science
and he was also the one who brought me my first official, paid work.
It was a software development for the Research Institute of the Hungarian
PTT (PKI). That is where I met Dénes Gál who became a determinant figure in
my later life.
Between 1990 and 2000 I worked as a sole trader. During those years we
designed a plethora of microprocessor based devices with Dénes, mostly
using his company's name. Of those, possibly the most interesting was the
Kö-nig '95 and from 1998 Kö-nig '98 dual industrial air conditioning
control system. We developed it for an air conditioning company and
they bought more than a thousand controllers. Then they cloned it...
Those controllers were in operation in the 450 and 900MHz GSM towers
of a Hungarian mobile phone provider.
In 2001 I got a two year contract with an Australian company. So, with my
wife we moved to Sydney and I was working as a software developer.
The company's main products were contactless smartcard based payment and
access control systems. Due to family reasons we had to return to Hungary
after only six months. During the eight years since then I've done a lot
of things. My most significant works were for the TELELUX Kft, for whom
I developed various sporting venue scoreboard control systems.
Later I designed control electronics and developed control software for
a lighting technology company.
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