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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 system is designed to offer data rates which are more than 100 times faster than conventional telephone modems.
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Instructors with Vanderbilt's Virtual School Program train public school teachers on how to use the computers and accompanying telephone modems.
Crews in Virginia Power's Orange District are installing 50 meters with built-in telephone modems that will call a toll-free number and send the company usage information.
Users can access the Internet and multimedia rich applications, such as sound, graphics and video, at speeds up to 100 times faster than conventional telephone modems.
According to Ken Williams, president and chief executive officer of Sierra, "Thousands of new, potential Sprint customers who are computer literate and use telephone modems and other specialized communications equipment may be unfamiliar with Sierra products; this is an effective way for us to reach theses potential new users -- especially when the popularity of adventure games and simulations from Sierra is at an all-time high.