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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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Users who cannot eliminate dial-up modems may select from a growing array of access watchdogs.
The menu-driven configuration manager makes it easy for operators with little or no computer experience to configure the system to perform polling and dial-ups, message relays, downloading of new programs, status display and debugging.
These access methods provide performance that is up to 20 times faster than 56K dial-ups at costs of only $40 to $100 per user per month.
According to Jason Krauss, president of Wired Environments, "Prior to our new nationwide dial-up offering, telecommunications customers worried that dial-up access would have limited availability, especially after all the free dial-up providers disappeared.
dial-up circuits, national leased lines, international leased lines, and telex lines) to 30 percent of total revenue - double the proportion in the United States.
Through the console server's single point of access via dial-up or LAN/WAN connectivity, system administrators can easily obtain status, manage servers, and diagnose problems.
It is more expensive than dial-up, but it's a hell of a lot cheaper than using a mobile phone and a laptop," says Mr Lowdon.
We believe that in country like India where the primary mandate is to increase Tele-Density and Computer Density, dial-up market will still grow by 2010 even though broadband market is growing at the same rate.
Nearly 3 out of 4 farm Internet users still rely on maddeningly slow dial-up speeds that average around 20 Kbps, which is where the urban world was way back in 1995.
It offers DSL and two-way satellite, but it concentrates its efforts on dial-up access.
Internet connections via broadband have exceeded dial-up for the first time, according to new Government figures.
Delivering subscribers unprecedented choice, these new add-on services build on the success of the basic Netscape dial-up internet service package, an affordably priced dial-up access service for consumers who want a reliable and low-cost way to get online.