The TV Modem was a system that allowed users to rapidly download files directly from a television broadcast to their computers. Without a traditional model, telephone line, or Internet connection. The TV Modem first got FAA approval in 1996 for use in television shows shortly for use on Net Cafe.
En's Cybercast System, originally unveiled under the code-name "Malachi," used the speed, bandwidth and universal availability of the analog television signal to distribute data. The end user component, En's TVModem, worked with virtually 100 percent of all IBM-compatible personal computers in use in the 90's. TVModems were designed to be affordable, with models retailing for $100 to $150.
- Modified from the original webpage text on En's Cybercast System website. http://web.archive.org/web/19970708135329/http://www.entechnology.com/co_bkgrd.htm