Ven-Tel autodial modem (c. 1982)

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Mon May 31 16:09:33 2004

On Mon, May 31, 2004 at 01:30:02PM -0400, Will Roberts wrote:
> I'm still cleaning the attic. I just found a Ven-Tel MD-212plus
> modem of vintage 1982 or so.
> This modem is unusual because it was one of the first to include
> auto-dialing controlled via its RS-232 interface data stream.

At one point, this was the default modem at Software Results if
you were borrowing one from the company to dial in to work. I
have several of these. They are pretty sturdy.
> (I believe that D C Hayes had just come out with a small
> 300-baud modem for the Apple II which introduced the AT-command set.)

Right. Something to point out - the Ven-Tel does _not_ use
the AT command set - it's been years since I used one, but
ISTR pressing return a couple of times and using some kind
of menu scheme.

They work great with VT100s...


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