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

Tom Kopec w1pf at comcast.net
Wed Jun 26 15:44:46 EDT 2019

I believe 4.3 was the core of the first software version. I haven't dug 
up all my old notes yet.

On 6/26/2019 3:29 PM, Mohamed Al-Hajamy wrote:
> 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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