Acoustic Coupler Deservedly included on PC World's " Ugliest Products in Tech History " list, the external acoustic-coupler modem (1965) turned luggable computers into network interfaces using ordinary telephones, at a blazing 300bps.
What does AC stand for?
AC stands for Acoustic Coupler
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- Information technology (IT) and computers
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Samples in periodicals archive:
4 mm ID tubes using a 3-port acoustic coupler as shown in Fig.
The system originally ran on a teletype machine over a dial-up phone line via an acoustic coupler, timesharing on a DEC PDP-15 running MGH's Utility Multi-Programming System (MUMPS) at the Meditech facility in Cambridge.
The HC-E100 forgoes modems and jacks for an acoustic coupler mounted on the bottom of the device.
Using multiprotocol support, they communicate by cellular phone (with an acoustic coupler at the customer's office) while on the road, and from direct dial-up at their home.
The MessageSender is a pocket-size portable Qwerty keyboard and acoustic coupler that lets users send text and numeric pages from a phone, without the need for a modem or dedicated line.