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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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The WISMO2C plug-in module, WMOi3 integrated modem and new WMOD2B dual-band external modem will be demonstrated at the 2000 GSM World Congress, 1-4 February, in Cannes, France, booth D9, and at CeBIT 2000, 24 February to 1 March, in Hannover, Germany, in the French Pavilion, booth 15G36.
The peak of the external modem market will be in 2010 when revenues crescendo at over US$2.
44 standards(1), the USB/Serial 56K External Modem can connect to any PC using either a USB or serial cable.
With this new external modem, two PCs connected via Ethernet cables can share Internet download speeds of up to 56K and establish a network making it possible to exchange files, use the same printer, and share other peripherals.
95 Ricochet external modem or internal PC-card modem that configures and connects your home desktop PC or laptop to the Internet in minutes.
They will access the i-BURST Personal Broadband service through either a slimline external modem for desktop PCs, or via a PC card modem for laptop and mobile devices.
An IrDA port and optional external modem provide further options for data transfer and its touch screen, alphanumeric keypad and integrated linear or PDF417 bar code scanner options provide flexible data input and electronic signature capture capability.
An IrDA port and optional external modem provide further options for data transfer, and its touch screen, alphanumeric keypad and integrated linear or PDF417 bar code scanner options provide flexible data input and electronic signature capture capability.
Pipex will only accept external modems that come with their own power supply and cables.
The manufacturing decision was driven by price; modem bundling did not occur while the prices of external modems were around $300, and the prices of internal modems around $150.