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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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These services can be accessed by National Online Corporate, a PC-based system linking customers to the bank via telephone modem.
Comparative transfer rates for a 10-MB file MODEM SPEED/TYPE TRANSFER TIME 9.6-Kbps telephone modem 2.3 hours 14.4-Kbps telephone modem 1.5 hours 28.8-Kbps telephone modem 46 minutes 56-Kbps telephone modem 24 minutes l28-Kbps ISDN modem 10 minutes 1.54-Mbps T-1 connection 52 seconds 4-Mbps cable modem 20 seconds lO-Mbps cable modem 8 seconds
The new generation of cryogenic deflashing machines uses the latest in technology offering options such as programmable controllers with numerous deflashing "recipes" for automatic operation, networking capabilities, bar coding abilities, message centers, SPC reporting, telephone modem hook-ups and RS 232 ports which allow the use of printers and report generation.
Only by way of a telephone modem. A wireless (24 gigahertz) interactive system called LMDS (Local Multichannel Distribution Service) is only in the experimental stages.
In addition to surfing the Web and sending and receiving e-mail, the set-top boxes and TVs will feature a printer port and smart-card slot for home shop- ping and banking as well as a telephone modem and an Ethernet port for connec- tion to high-speed cable modems.
Accessing the Internet through a telephone modem is as simple as using an automated teller machine.
The accumulated data can be downloaded to a laptop PC computer using an RS232 interface cable or a DC112 telephone modem. The modem enables communication between a computer with a modem and the data processor over a public telephone network.
Teitelbaum last year was at the Orlando office of Tribune Media Services when his brother, Bill, transmitted their new "Bottom Liners" comic by telephone modem from California.
* telephone modem for remote monitoring or telephone assistance;
Features of MopacNET include multiple user access (i.e., multiple PC workstations), remote access via telephone modem, network activity and process change reports, job summaries, downtime and reject reports, plant production status overview, operator identification, password protection, job scheduling, and machine setup and storage via MopacNET/Mopac 22 communications.
The company's maintenance co-ordinator can monitor and diagnose the systems from his home at night through the use of a personal computer and telephone modem. Grebenc says this equipment facilitates a quick remedy to any problems which may arise after hours.