Also differentiating Hayes from its competition was the Smartmodem’s use of the guard time. They quickly introduced their own v. You are covered by the eBay Money Back Guarantee if you receive an item that is not as described in the listing. However, existing modems were simply too expensive and difficult to use or be practical for most users. Robotics USR and Telebit to meet market demand with faster products.

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In the company introduced the Smartmodem Ultra 96which offered both v. Since these characters could be sent to the modem using the same two data pins that the port would need anyway, they could be sure that such a system would work on every computer.

The new design, housed in an extruded aluminum case sized to allow a standard desktop telephone to rest on top, was announced in April In fact, there were very few pins that were guaranteed to work on all computers, mostly the data in and out, “ready” indications that said whether the modem or computer was operational, and sometimes flow-control pins. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the balance is not paid in full within 6 months.

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Hayes Optima 96 5101am SMARTMODEM 9600 Fax96

In the end, only two non-modem devices were added to the line. Resume making your offerif the page does not update immediately. Otima the time, modems generally came in two versions, one for the end-user that required the user to dial the phone manually and use an acoustic coupler for connection, and another dedicated to answering incoming calls that was intended for use on the minicomputer or mainframe the user was calling into.


No additional import charges at delivery! Business picked up quickly, and in January they quit their jobs at National Data to form their own company, D. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used.

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Today almost all modems use a variant of the Hayes command set. Modem companies quickly incorporated v. Hayes, having bet the company on a system that was never actually deployed, had no new products in the pipeline.

Add to watch list Remove from watch list. Also differentiating Hayes from its competition was the Smartmodem’s use of the guard time. Soon there were literally hundreds of similar models on the market, and Rockwell’s competitors also rushed in with similar chipsets of their own.

Hayes realized that changes in the telephone networks would eventually render the modem, in its current form, obsolete. This smart modem approach dramatically simplified and automated operation. The name referred to the way the modems could “ping-pong” optimw single high-speed link between the two ends on demand, in a fashion similar to the USR and Telebit protocols. Have one to sell?


Zoom continues to use the Hayes name on some of their products. The first of these, v.

Hayes and the company’s marketing manager Glenn Sirkis approached Heatherington with an outline for a new command-driven external modem. As a result of this shift, there was no real need to limit the user to the speed of the long-distance oltima, giving the Bell companies flexibility in terms of what to install at the user’s site.


An obvious solution was hayea use the RS serial port; modems were serial devices and generally driven off RS anyway, and most computer designs included an RS port, or some variant. The Smartmodem was the first modem integrating complete control over the phone line, and that allowed it to be used in exactly the same fashion with any computer.

Defunct computer companies of the United States Defunct computer hardware companies Modems Telecommunications equipment vendors Computer companies established in Electronics companies established in Hayws companies established in Manufacturing companies disestablished in Companies that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Companies that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in For instance, the autodialler was a system that automated the action of picking up the phone and dialing a number, and was normally implemented as a separate box that connected to another port on the host computer.

Some popular computers, like the Ataridid not even integrate internal slots. As the modem market expanded, competitors quickly copied the Hayes command set and often the Hayes industrial design as well. By the mids their modems were also based on the Rockwell chip set, and had little to distinguish themselves from other vendors.

Report item – opens in a new window or tab. At the time of its introduction, the modem market was fairly small, and competitors generally ignored the Smartmodem.