modem


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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.
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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.