|Re: HP 71B versions|
Message #7 Posted by Garth Wilson on 6 July 2009, 6:02 p.m.,
in response to message #6 by Allen
There were 300bps and 1200bps HPIL modems from Firmware Specialists, Inc. (FSI). I pulled out one of my old Educalc catalogs (1987) to get the dope on it:
<quote> Modem 1200 Brand New, and Fast! Print-through software included Free!
Automate your telecommunications, gather remote data! Direct-connect, 300/1200 baud, AC/DC rechargable [sic] auto-dial/auto-answer-- all with integral HP-IL interface and Hayes command set.
Tone or pulse, full or half duplex mode, baud rate, 7 or 8 data bits, 1 or 2 stop bits, odd or even or no parity (program-selectable). Senses speed at which incoming data is being received and adjusts itself accordingly.
Stock #IL-796 [Modem 1200] List $349.........$299.95 <end quote>
Of course since you could also get HPIL-to-RS232 interface converters (HP82164A or FSI164A), you could connect one of those to a more-modern, faster dial-up modem too. I've even seen Commodore 64's being used as web servers, so it's not out of the question.
Edited: 6 July 2009, 6:04 p.m.