Alphanumeric Character

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Alphanumeric Character

A letter or number, as opposed to another character such as punctuation. Some programs can only read alphanumeric characters. For example, some e-mail programs may not recognize "!" or "+" as part of a password.
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On the Companion system other possible options include messaging to pick up brief faxes, e-mail and patient information using our scroll-through, two-line, 16-character feature on the alphanumeric display incorporated on the handset.