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27201A Speech Module

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Name: 27201A Speech Module
Product Number: 27201A
Introduced: 1983
Division: Computer Communications Division
Original Price: $781
Catalog Reference: 1984, page 609


The 27201A was the first speech output peripheral designed by a major computer company.

Words in the module could be downloaded from a host computer, or called from EPROM. EPROM memory could include up to 200 words. The 27201A used the TMS 5220 speech chip from Texas Instruments.

The 27201A was supported for use on HP 1000 computers (using software package 27203A, $100) and HP 3000 computers (using software package 27205A, $100).

The 27201A was obsoleted in November of 1985.

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