This is our world now, the world of the electron and the switch, the beauty of the baud .
What is amazing is how primitive these systems are by today's standards: we are talking character-mode screens, 300 baud modems, and hardware that was measured in single-digit MHz and KB of RAM.
The Land Mobile Radio system provides intermixed digital voice and data transmission over multiple 9,600 baud , half-duplex channels.
That mojo wire was a 300 baud acoustic coupler driving a TTY session.
If you have a 300 baud modem, you long for something faster.
But the only thing preventing someone from generating their own original message are the system's non-standard 500 baud modems.
Traditional GSM data access gives the user a maximum of 9600 baud over its radio coding scheme.
I bet people said the same thing about music - a 30 MB file over a 2400 baud modem, impossible!
The serial line initializes the serial port to the proper baud and settings.
That modem ran at 110 baud or 10 characters per second.