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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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Expensive truck rolls are involved in order to test the line, solve problems, install, and configure the modem.
Once Windows or DOS software is installed on each user's machine, literally every staff member's terminal functions as if it had a fax modem.
The methods used to access these BBSs with a home computer system and a modem may at first seem complicated.
Radicom WHM900 RF modems support Modbus-ASCII and Modbus-RTU networks without requiring special configurations.
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Electronic documentation accompanies the modem library to help users become familiar with and implement the library functions.
The agency's offices in London and San Francisco now operate under the Modem Media agency.
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.