Sega Saturn Electronic Book Operator

Sega Saturn Electronic Book Operator

The Sega Saturn Electronic Book Operator (also known as Sega Saturn Denshi Book Operator / HSS-0120) software allows the Sega Saturn to play back the CD-ROM e-book formats EB, EBG and EBXA.

Sega Saturn Electronic Book Operator
Sega Saturn Electronic Book Operator
Sega Saturn Electronic Book Operator
Sega Saturn Electronic Book Operator

I have had this software in my possession for many years now, but never came past the screen “Please set an EBdisc” due to the lack of compatible data discs.

Sega Saturn Electronic Book Operator
Sega Saturn Electronic Book Operator

Last week I received a broken Sony Data Discman that came with an EBG disc in a caddy.

Electronic Book caddy (front)
Electronic Book caddy (front)
Electronic Book caddy (back)
Electronic Book caddy (back)

The 8 cm (3 inch) mini CD can be removed and used with the Electronic Book Operator in the Sega Saturn.

Electronic Book caddy (open)
Electronic Book caddy (open)
SegaSaturn playing an EBG disc
SegaSaturn playing an EBG disc

This is the German ROCHE medical dictionary EBG as played on a Sega Saturn (only photos for now. I’ll have to take proper screen grabs when there is more time).

EBG start menu (ROCHE Lexikon Medizin)
EBG start menu (ROCHE Lexikon Medizin)
EBG language menu
EBG language menu
EBG keyword search
EBG keyword search

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