I have been thinking about writing a post about the BMon system by Eyetech but I have refused to because the system is so complicated. But to make it easy to explain, it is a monitor switcher that switches between CGFX (CyberGraphX) and AGA screenmodes so that output from scandoubler and output from RTG-graphics board can be viewed on a single monitor.

Here is another shot of the Eyetech Bmon keyboard switcher for the Amiga 1200 frontside

Here is another shot of the Eyetech Bmon keyboard switcher for the Amiga 1200 frontside

This little device here is a rare component of the BMon system. It fits the Amiga 1200 motherboard on the little chip that usually holds a PC-keyboard adapter (IIRC) and lets the user switch between graphics card and AGA by pressing a button on the keyboard (I think it was the “*” key). There was also the AMon component, it was the automatic monitor switching part in the BMon saga, and then there was the manual switch part, that is the most known I think.

Eyetech Bmon keyboard switcher for the Amiga 1200 frontside

Eyetech Bmon keyboard switcher for the Amiga 1200 frontside

Anyway this is a neat little rare Amiga hardware part that is essential if you are building a super Amiga PPC/CGFX system in an A1200 desktop.

And here is the backside of the Eyetech A1200 switcher

And here is the backside of the Eyetech A1200 switcher