[vcf-midatlantic] Hayes 300bps SmartModem for museum exhbit?
amichlin at swerlin.com
Thu Jan 30 08:16:30 EST 2020
We're building a museum exhbit on historical modems. RIght now we have:
USR 300 bps
USR Dual Standard Courier 14.4kbps (Sysop badged)
Hayes 9600 bps
USR Sportster V.92
The idea is feature the beginnings (acoustic) and ends (USR V.92) and
several important modems in both the hobbyist space (the Dual Standard
being very popular with BBSs) and the business space (Telebit).
We'd like to replace the Hayes 9600 with a Hayes 300 SmartModem so
people can see the modem that birthed the Hayes command set. Research
indicates that the 300 is the first with the Hayes AT command set, but
any corrections are welcome. Does anyone have a 300 they would be wiling
to donate or lend?
Museum exhibits will be changed much more frequently, although not on
any set schedule as of yet, so any loan will most certainly be for less
than one year.
I'll add that, as it stands, this is a behind glass exhibit. There
certainly is the possibility of connecting some of these (or other)
modems to machines as we consider possible infrastructure capabilities
on the museum.
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