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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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Interoperability issues for external and internal ADSL modems will be resolved; service providers can then stop subsidizing the modems and force the consumers to purchase them in retail stores.
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Silicon Wave, a leading supplier of integrated circuits for Wireless Personal Area Networks, today introduced the single-chip SiW1712(TM) radio modem designed exclusively for integration into mobile phones using CDMA-compatible chipsets with integrated Bluetooth(TM) baseband.
Toshiba was recently named a preferred cable modem vendor to Cox Communications for the third consecutive year, and the company also supplies cable modems to Time Warner, Comcast and other major MSOs.