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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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Beginning in 1984, Data Transmission Network was the first to deliver national news and market information into farm homes by computer modem. Three years ago, FarmDayta began making information available via satellite.
For example, PC-based Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) software from Supply Tech lets customers send in new orders or check existing ones via a computer modem and ordinary phone lines.
The documents, which may be no longer than three 8 1/2 x 11-inch pages, are submitted to the CDI Pilot by computer modem, facsimile transmission or on paper.
However, technological advances such as the facsimile, computer modem and electronic mail have been taken in stride by the industry.
Although originally intended for FHWA personnel, the Department has now expanded its availability to include state personnel and others with a computer modem. Instructions on accessing the Electronic Bulletin Board System are available by calling NLC at (202) 626-3020.
The 115-bed hotel will have wireless Internet access in public areas and meeting rooms while each bedroom has a power shower, satellite TV, work space, computer modem, trouser press and hair dryer.
A speaker in it will then "warble" like a computer modem and transmit the information to the call centre.
On boardeachof the eight racing yachts is a computer modem that uses satellites to send messages around the world.
TWO computers were stolen from Sydenham Primary School, in Calder Walk, Sydenham, Leamington, over the weekend and a computer modem was taken from Campion School, in Sydenham Drive.
Users who want the file pay for the connect time necessary to download it, which depends on the speed of both the user's computer modem and the online service's data connection, as well as the size of the file.
We needed a new jack for a computer modem, but this time there were no wires to simply pull out.
Moreover, such services can be accessed via a telephone, a computer modem, a TV set, a fax machine, or indeed, devices that will come along in the years ahead.

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