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modem

a device used to connect a COMPUTER to the public telephone network to enable the computer to transmit or receive information from other computers sited some distance away.
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Today's telephone modems have no trouble transmitting text files, but they bog down when tasked with handling video and high-quality sound.
Under the agreement, Medesys will integrate into its RIS products RealTime's advanced iPACS Vue, which enables streaming of medical images in lossless quality in real time over any bandwidth, from fast LAN to ordinary telephone modem.