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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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Our thoughts go out to all those that were affected by the massive flooding in southern Alberta, said Mike Vaselenak, financial instant issuance manager, Canada, for Datacard Group.
Datacard is dedicated to bringing our customers the finest technology available to the card personalization industry," said Jerry Johnson, President and CEO of Datacard Group.
The solution provided by Datacard Group meets all our requirements," said Didier Trutt, CEO of the Imprimerie Nationale.
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The Slovakian Ministry of Interior has been a dedicated customer of Datacard Group since 2006, and the new system we proposed was ultimately an upgrade from previous Datacard([R]) high-volume solutions that they already had in place," said Russell St.
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Datacard Group has been committed to offering secure ID solutions to government agencies and integrators for many years, continuously enhancing our solutions to fit the needs of the market," said Joshua Jabs, vice president of government marketing for Datacard Group.
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Datacard Group has experienced significant growth in China over the past few years and we are very pleased to bring on such a strong leader," said Todd Wilkinson, CEO of Datacard Group.
By introducing this new single-step color printing technology to our broad portfolio of Datacard Group's printing solutions, mid-volume card issuers can now easily print continuous-tone color photos and images directly on the card, which is new to the MX1000 and MX2000 card issuance systems," said Russell St.