TI Silent 700 terminal

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Date Introduced
1971
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
4 1/2 x 14 x 17 1/2 in.
Manufacturer
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI)
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Printers; Acoustic couplers; Modems; Tymshare, Inc.; timesharing
Object ID
X1612.99

This popular, portable Silent 700 gave computer-savvy “road warriors” a way to stay connected to their timesharing computers — but only at 300 bits per second with a phone handset pressed into the acoustic coupler. Heat-sensitive paper made it “silent” compared to older teletypewriters.