Texas Instruments "Silent 700" Acoustic Modem, circa 1971

Summary

The TI Silent 700 was one of the most popular portable acoustic modems in the 1970s. It was a "compact travelling companion," and a self-contained data terminal. People used this modem to interact with timesharing computers at home and on the road. It had top speed of 300 bits per second and contained a thermal fax printer to log sessions.

The TI Silent 700 was one of the most popular portable acoustic modems in the 1970s. It was a "compact travelling companion," and a self-contained data terminal. People used this modem to interact with timesharing computers at home and on the road. It had top speed of 300 bits per second and contained a thermal fax printer to log sessions.

Artifact

Modem

Date Made

circa 1971

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2016.39.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Corey Cohen.

Material

Plastic
Metal

Dimensions

Height: 5 in

Width: 14 in

Length: 16 in

Inscriptions

plate on proper right, top: RTS / PROPERTY OF RESPONSIVE TERMINAL SYSTEMS, INC. / 620 HAGGARD SUITE 610 / PLANO, TEX. 75074 (214) 424-6526 plate, proper right, by keyboard: Texas Instruments / silent 700 / ELECTRONIC DATA TERMINAL plate on back: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED / HOUSTON TEXAS MADE IN USA / 765 PORTABLE MEMORY TERMINAL / PART NO. 0999230-0001 / SERIAL NO. 04766 15619 / VOLTS 120 VAC / FREQ 47-63- / AMPS 2.0 A / WATTS 150 W

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