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modem

 [mo´dem]
a hardware device that converts digital signals from a computer or computer terminal to and from analog signals for transmission along communication lines.

modem

[mō′dəm]
abbreviation for modulate/demodulate. It is a device for transforming serial binary numbers into an audible tone, and vice versa, for transmission over a telephone line to another computer.

modem

Informatics
A device that converts digital data into analogue data for transmission by telephone via copper cable lines.

modem

Modulator/demodulator Online An acoustic coupling device that converts a computer's digital signals to analog signals, allowing transmission of data through standard telephone lines. See Cable modem, Codec.

modem,

n (modulator/demodulator), a device that converts data from a form compatible with computer manipulation to a form compatible with transmission equipment and vice versa.
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One solution is to replace the host computer modem with a cellular modem, which can be costly or even impossible (if, for example, you're dialing into a public data base).
Another unique feature will include the distribution of computer diskettes containing a proprietary software program that will allow a prospective employer without a computer modem to access the resume synopsis and list of notable significant accomplishments of any candidate for consideration of employment.
Telular's patented technology enables standard telephone equipment -- PBXs, key systems, fax machines, computer modems and alarm systems -- to be operated over existing wireless networks for either primary or back-up communications.
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The system relies on ADSL (asymmetric digital subscriber line) technology, a high-speed computer modem that can transmit data over ordinary telephone lines 100 times faster than modems currently on the market.
One of the lifestyle features is a program that will tell your computer modem to send out a fax, such as an order for your favorite pizza.
Available at no additional charge, the special guest rooms include a large console table and mobile writing desk, adjustable chair and lamp, two power outlets and a personal computer modem jack mounted in the console top.
The 3 percent telephone excise tax affects an estimated 251 million telephone lines, including those connected to cellular phones, fax machines and computer modems.

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