Teknema Internet Screenphone

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This is a prototype Teknema Internet Screenphone.

The Teknema Internet Screenphone was based on the same technology as Teknema's award winning Internet TV Set-Top Box.

The web enabled telephone brought the power, functionality and ease of use of Teknema's Internet access products, with the functions most commonly found on traditional screen-based telephones, such as Address Book, Caller ID, etc. Through a simple phone set, colour LCD screen and keyboard connected to a phoneline or Ethernet LAN. You could place phone calls, surf the internet, bank and communicate all with a single easy to use product.

The Internet Screenphone could be customised to have on-screen icons to automatically connect with specific Internet content and services. This product was advertised as ideal for customers who didn't or didn't want a PC but still wanted to join the Internet, and for everybody who just wanted another Internet 'access point' in their home or office.

The Teknema Internet Screenphone was manufactured in co-operation with IPM of Italy. Samples were due to be available in 4Q99 with Teknema seeking content partners, OEMs and distributors for the Internet Screenphone.

The User would have been able to interact with the colour graphic interface via a 7.5" touch-screen and/or keyboard.

the Internet Screenphone was designed to use a single phone linefor both voice and data through the built-in 56Kbps modem, two phone lines to stay online while talking on the phone, or one phone line for voice and an Ethernet interface (10BaseT) to connect through a LAN, cable or DSL modem.


The Internet Screenphone came with a stylus pointer to use on the touchsreen and had an ISO 7816 Smart Card reader

Manufacturer: Teknema
Date: November 1996

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Other Systems Related To Teknema Internet Screenphone:

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Teknema Internet Set-Top Box Teknema 1998

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH53261. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.


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