John van Geen
|John van Geen|
August 17, 1929|
|Died||June 6, 2000
Monterey Peninsula, California
|Alma mater||Brussels University|
Early life and education
In 1959, Van Geen joined the Stanford Research Institute. Van Geen's enhancements to the modem in 1966 allowed the designed receiver to detect data (in the form of bits) and distinguish it from background noise more reliably than any previous models.
His advancements also led to the release of the first public modem. It appealed to the public because it mimicked the characteristics of a standard telephone handset at that time.
- "Van Geen, John 1929-2000". Monterey County Herald. 2000-06-11.
- "Timeline of Computer History". Computer History Museum. Retrieved 2007-02-12.
- "The Acoustic Modem is Improved for General Use in 1966". CED Magic. Retrieved 2007-02-13.
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