Baudot, Jean-Maurice-Emile

Baudot, Jean-Maurice-Emile

Jean-Maurice-Emile Baudot was born on September 11, 1845, he was a French telegraph engineer and inventor of the first means of digital communication Baudot code, was one of the pioneers of telecommunications.

He invented a multiplexed printing telegraph system (1874) that used his code and allowed multiple transmissions over a single line. The baud unit was named after him.

The Baudot apparatus became the most significant achievement in the technology of transmitting information over a distance in the 19th century.

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