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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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These problems can be identified prior to the installation of an ADSL modem by submitting the telephone number of the prospective subscriber to the Local Exchange Carriers (LEC) database; however, there is yet another problem.
4 Kbps, Class 1, Group III fax software is bundled with the modem.
Since fax capability is so standard, it's difficult to find a modem without one.
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Central to the performance of Actiontec's new modem is its onboard controller, a processor that governs all device activities.
Conexant has a long history of innovation and leadership in modem technology, and our connectivity solutions can be found in a wide variety of products including desktop and notebook computers, handheld devices, video game consoles, and set-top boxes," said Matt Rhodes, president of Conexant's Broadband Communications segment.