This just goes to show you what these modems can do under the right conditions! Hayes, having bet the company on a system that was never actually deployed, had no new products in the pipeline. Hayes and the company’s marketing manager Glenn Sirkis approached Heatherington with an outline for a new command-driven external modem. After , modems increasingly became a commodity item. Save to parts list Save to parts list. While it would have been possible to use some of these pins for the sort of command-switching they needed the “ready” indications, for example, would have sufficed Heatherington instead came up with the idea of using a rarely seen sequence of characters for this duty. The good folks at Hayes submitted two modems for evaluation, one internal and one external.

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Along with the driver issue, the test Accura external also has a tendency to keep the red “CD Carrier Detect ” LED lit even though the modem was clearly off-line. As a result of this shift, there was no real need to limit the user to the speed of the long-distance lines, giving the Bell companies flexibility in terms of what to install at the user’s site.

Also differentiating Hayes from its competition was the Smartmodem’s use of the guard time. Save this item to a new parts list. In fact, there were very few pins that were guaranteed to work on all computers, mostly the data in and out, “ready” indications that said nayes the modem or computer was operational, and sometimes flow-control pins.


The name referred to the way the modems could “ping-pong” the single high-speed link between the two ends on demand, in a fashion similar to the USR and Telebit protocols. Overall the Hayes Accura V.


Hayes started producing similar products at a “hobby level” in his kitchen in April with his friend and co-worker, Dale Heatherington. At the time, modems generally came in two versions, one for the end-user that required the user to dial the phone manually and use an acoustic coupler for connection, and another dedicated to answering incoming calls that was intended for use on the minicomputer or mainframe the user was calling into.

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This could be addressed in internal modems that plugged directly into the computer’s motherboard. Windows 95 OSR 2. Hayes Microcomputer Products was a U.

The modem market in the s hqyes very simple and stagnant. By the early s, this was a major focus of the company. If need be the user can set the default to either K56Flex or V. To compete with Hayes on price, early competitors manufactured modems using low-cost components that were often unreliable.

The market grew rapidly in the mids, and as the Smartmodem was the only truly “universal” modem on the market, Hayes grew to take over much of the market. The widespread introduction of ADSL and cable modems in the mids repeatedly drove the company in Chapter 11 protection before being liquidated in This 56l is confusing the Smartmodem with the original Smartmodem.

All drivers were removed and I tried again. The driver issue may prove a problem on some systems and the unblinking “CD” led is an annoyance. The same results were encountered so I switched to a Dell Optiplex system for another kick at the can. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Hayes was no exception; the company hzyes its v.


Hayes Accura V/K56Flex Internal and External Data/Fax Modems

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When they moved to the Smartmodemthey simply extended the set further, using the same syntax. Hayes’ job was to set up modem connections for NDC’s customers. What was needed was a single modem that could do it all; connect directly to the phone, answer incoming calls, dial numbers to initiate outgoing calls, and hang up when the call was complete.

An K zipped bitmap image from the Canadian Airforce image archive www. There needed to be some way to indicate that the characters flowing out from the computer to the modem were not simply additional data to be sent to the hxyes end, but commands to be acted on. A number of manufacturers jayes together and introduced the Time Independent Escape Sequenceor TIES, but it was not as robust as Heatherington’s system and never became very successful.

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The Accura 56K loaded web pages much more crisply than the average Hayes, having bet the company on a system that was never actually deployed, had no new products in the pipeline.