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Asynchronous

1. In computing, describing a process that occurs independently of other processes.

2. In telecommunications, describing two signals within a network or between two networks that are sent at different times.

3. More generally, describing two or more events that occur at a different time or something that occurs at the wrong time.
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AX-Plus builds on the Standard's strengths and adds a signal generator and USB, 12C, SPI and Async decoder modules; it is affordable at $745.
addition of Async, VoiceCom becomes the leading provider of voice
The flagship of the line is the P4004-LS, which can be used on leased or dial-up lines up to 64Kbps, accommodates sync or async channels, performs automatic dial backup, and sports an "auto-learn facility for storing dial/disconnect sequences (no EIA 366 port is required.