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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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Rather, to access them, users need only have their computer modems call the modem of the BBS, and the process is more or less automated from there.
A megabyte is approximately 8 million bits of data; by comparison, a 56-kilobaud computer modem can transfer just 56,000 bits of data per second.
These partners continue to extend Abilene's capabilities, such as the recent deployment of IPv6, the next generation Internet protocol, and a quadrupling of capacity to 10 gigabits per second, or nearly 200,000 times faster than a typical computer modem.
The T50 headset telephone also has a versatile accessory port for attaching a fax machine or computer modem to help organize desk space and manage cord clutter.
There are scads of dedicated genealogy sites on the Internet's World Wide Web that can be accessed through a computer modem.
The system relies on ADSL (asymmetric digital subscriber line) technology, a high-speed computer modem that can transmit data over ordinary telephone lines 100 times faster than modems currently on the market.
EIRCOM has promised to reimburse customers falling prey to internet fraudsters who hijack their computer modems and run up huge phone bills.
American Airlines Admirals Club Sin Paulo, at Guarulhos International Airport, equipped with 22 phones, a fax machine, photocopiers, computer modems and conference rooms, Can accommodate up to 180 travelers.
Police said two black men, wearing hoods, rammed the green and white City transit van after it had been loaded up with computer modems.
With the dawn of the cyber-age, a new generation of spies has added computer modems, satellite cameras, and even encoded messages in microscopic DNA to their spy gear.

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