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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

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.
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Submissions by Computer Modem. MSIL system staff provide to those submitters who request it a copy of the CDI Pilot modem submission software and installation instructions.
Rather, to access them, users need only have their computer modems call the modem of the BBS, and the process is more or less automated from there.
If you're installing a jack for a computer modem, as I did, install a two-outlet jack so you can plug in the modem and a phone at the same time.
Through a computer modem hookup, libraries will be able to offer their patrons access to up-to-the-minute information on California State legislation.
The design engineer will be able to send the CAD file via computer modem or network to the foundry, and within days, receive functional parts ready for assembly.
However, UPS was not included when many older building were constructed and cannot be installed today due to engineering restrictions Thus, tenants in such facilities will always be caught short during a disaster because telephone switches fail, preventing calls for help and canceling fax computer modem and electronie-mail communications.
has watched its European computer modem sales nearly triple since 1990 by taking advantage of a niche larger American competitors have avoided.
That has shown itself as a more efficient way to move furniture and, in the end, we're connected by computer modem to Toronto for our billing."
Ultimately, data from the system will be networked via computer modem with a central data-management facility in Summit.
In many offices, the FAX machine or computer modem must be constantly available but it's actually in use less than 8% of the time.
"To hook up, all you do is take out the computer modem lead and replace it with leads attached to the TIC.
It also makes the datajacks to which you plug in your computer modem.

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