Telebit, a modemmanufacturer, is most notable for the "Trailblazer" variety modems. The Trailblazer is known for its PEP (Packet Ensemble Protocol) flag, used in the Fidonet nodelist. Telebit's products were marketed in Australia by Netcomm. Their devices were one of the earliest 9600 baud modems to reach the market. The bulk of Telebit's business was acquired by Cisco Systems in 1996 for $200M; the analog modem business was spun off to management. A modem (a portmanteau word constructed from modulator and demodulator) is a device that modulates an analog carrier signal (sound) to encode digital information, and also demodulates such a carrier signal to decode the transmitted information. ... Manufacturing is the transformation of raw materials into finished goods for sale, or intermediate processes involving the production or finishing of semi-manufactures. ... Representation of the traditional ASCII FidoNet dog logo FidoNet is an inter-connecting file and message transport system that was used by bulletin board systems. ... Cisco Systems, Inc. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...
The Discrete Multitone or Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing technology used in DSL modems has some of its roots in the Packet Ensemble Protocol used by Telebit modems. This protocol used many carriers modulated into narrow frequency bands. It kept track of the performance of each of the sub-bands and altered its operating characteristics to maximize the throughput. Orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM), also sometimes called discrete multitone modulation (DMT), is a transmission technique based upon the idea of frequency-division multiplexing (FDM). ... DSL Modem Digital Subscriber Line, or DSL, is a family of technologies that provide a digital connection over the copper wires of the local telephone network. ...
Internet Pioneer Paul Baran was heavily involved in the creation of Telebit's modem technology. Telebit was immediately across the street from another of Paul's companies, StrataCom's predecessor Packet Technologies on Bubb Avenue in Cupertino, California. Packet Technologies was a Beta customer of Telebit's in late 1985. Paul Baran (born 1926) was one of the developers of packet switched networks with Donald Davies. ... StrataCom, Inc. ... Location Location of Cupertino within Santa Clara County, California. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...
General Johnson was the CEO in the early days of Telebit. Mike Ballard was a CEO of Telebit later in their existence. He was an employee of Packet Technologies during the Telebit Beta trial, before Packet Technologies failed. After working for Telebit, he purchased the Savannah Chanelle winery in Saratoga, California. Location Location of Saratoga within Santa Clara County, California. ...
All of the 1st tier companies, Hayes, USR and Telebit, had serious difficulties adapting quickly to a market that was now filled with low-cost modems with similar or better performance than their own "high-end" models.
Telebit deemed full-duplex PEP to require more engineering effort than was justified by the shrinking market for PEP modems, and never introduced this feature.
Telebit'smodem engineering team developed a plan for a V.34 modem, but the executive staff believed that it was important to get a product to market more quickly.
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