Hayes "Government model" MODEM?

From: J.C. Wren <jcwren_at_jcwren.com>
Date: Fri Jan 14 23:34:39 2005


    I worked at Hayes for 3 years, but don't remember this modem, so I
emailed some friends of mine who were there before me. Jeff seems to
recall there were two government model modems (although I only found
part numbers for one). One was basically just a sticker that proclaimed
it to be for government use only, and did nothing special.

    The other version has an empty chip socket intended for a WD2003A
DES chip. There may be some extra AT commands that set an encryption
key. If so, the data from the serial port would be encrypted before
being pushed out to the modem chipset. Jeff recalls writing code to
test the chip, but doesn't recall anyone actually writing code to
support it, although he wasn't sure how we'd pawn it off on a customer
if we didn't have support for it.

    Sorry I can't find any more information on it. I talked to Dale
Heatherington, who said he was gone after that came out, and Jeff
Inskeep, who was there until the lights were turned off. He had a hand
in almost every product designed after the S-100 mode (SB-103, maybe?)
and Smartmodem 300.


Joe R. wrote:

> I stopped at a surplus place today and found a NIB Hayes "Government
>Model" 2400 baud MODEM. The box says "Government Use Only". Does anybody
>know what the story is about that?
> Joe
Received on Fri Jan 14 2005 - 23:34:39 GMT

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