Fairlight (Sydney) releases the Computer Video Instrument (CVI). The CVI was used extensively by artists such as Jill Scott and Peter Callas, often in a pair (or more) cascading from one to the other. It had a small graphic tablet in the control panel but a larger one could be attached. The CVI's composite video output was produced in realtime without rendering, therefore it could be used for VJing applications.
Previously Fairlight had produced and released the Computer Musical Instrument (CMI) 1979, the first digital audio sampler to be produced. Latter the CMI incorproated a sequencer, Page-R.