[DECtalk] I found some old interesting DECtalk stuff, and some questions

Mohamed Al-Hajamy malhajamy at gmail.com
Wed Jun 26 15:29:54 EDT 2019

Was 4.3 the first software version of DECtalk?

On 6/26/2019 7:24 AM, Tom Kopec wrote:
> DECTalk-PC (both versions) were ISA bus devices. If I recall, the 
> driver could sprout a fake COM port for application access.
> In the mid-1990s we had kicked around the idea of a PCI version of 
> DECTalk-PC.. but the DECTalk Express was serving the hardware market 
> well, and we decided to take advantage of PC performance increases and 
> focus on a software-only solution.
> My foggy recollection is that the last version of DECTalk developed 
> within DEC/Compaq was 4.3 ... I left when the product line moved to 
> Fonix, and have had very limited contact with it since then.
> ...tom
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