A tale of two Multitechs. In the UK we know one as being a manufacturer of modems in the 80s/90s, but THIS one were a Taiwanese
company who specialised in Z80-based microcomputer trainers. Their first one,
the MPF-1B is still in production today and sold at an eye-wateringly expensive price by Flite Microsystems. Even though it was
very basic (sorry) it was soon picked up by schools and colleges and Multitech produced peripherals such as a the lights-and-switches-and-a-fan
applications board, thermal printer, EPROM burner, sound module and even an IBM graphics module.
Not content with that they upgraded the 1B to produce the 1P, a plus version with bigger display and TINY BASIC
(I remember this from the TRS80 Model 1 - friendly errors like 'ERROR' and 'WHAT'). Not content with THAT they
embarked on the MPF-II, an ambitious clone of the Apple ][ which fortunately for them wasn't THAT compatible.
I remember tales of an MPF-III and even an MPF-PC but asides from adverts I don't think much came of them. These days they're the famous Acer brand.