Heath Company

Heath Company offered a variety of software applications, including Operating Systems, programming languages, word processors, and utilities. Most of the software, that Heath Company provided, were licensed from other companies. 

Heath Company still exists in Benton Harbor, MI, but they only handle training classes. The computer operations had been sold to multiple companies, including Zenith and Group Bull.

Operating Systems

  • HDOS - Heath Company released HDOS into the public domain in the late 80's. 
  • CP/M - Licensed from Digital Research
  • UCSD P-System (Pascal)
  • H-8/H-88 Cassette Operating Software

Diagnostic Software

  • Diagnostic & Converstion Utilities - for Z-89-37 controller

Programming Languages

  • Microsoft BASIC Interpreter
  • Microsoft BASIC Compiler
  • Microsoft FORTRAN
  • Microsoft COBOL-80
  • Microsoft MACRO-80 Assembly Language
  • Advanced MAC-Assembler

Communications Programs

  • Remote Batch Terminal Emulator
  • Computerized Phone System (CPS)
  • RTTY Communications Processor Software

Utility Programs

  • PEARL Level 3
  • WordMaster
  • DataStar
  • SuperSort
  • SuperCalc
  • Condor Relational Data Base Management System

Word Processors

  • WordStar
  • MailMerge
  • Magic Wand
  • Zenith Electronic Typing


Last Modified: Sunday, 25-Feb-2024 22:46:07 PST

Contact Details

Mark Garlanger

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This site is dedicated to preserving the history of the original Heathkit computers. They were initially release in 1977 and included the 8-bit H-8 and 16-bit H-11 systems. The H89 was released in 1979.