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PAM

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PAM

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Pam

(language)
A toy ALGOL-like language used in "Formal Specification of Programming Languages: A Panoramic Primer", F.G. Pagan, P-H 1981.

PAM

(1) (Pulse Amplitude Modulation) The conversion of audio wave samples to pulses (voltages). PAM is the first step in pulse code modulation (PCM), which is followed by converting the pulses to digital numbers. See PCM.

(2) (Pluggable Authentication Modules) A programming interface that enables third-party security methods to be used in Unix. For example, smart cards, Kerberos and RSA technologies can be integrated with various Unix functions such as rlogin, telnet and ftp.
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PAMS identified individuals across the state who need a basic wheelchair but do not have the coverage or funds to obtain it.
Shumaker praised PAMS for recognizing the problem and taking action.
We believe that Green Beacon's PAMS offering adds tremendous value to our application and makes it more appealing to mid-sized companies that cannot afford to manage the solution to its fullest on their own," said Todd Chambers, chief marketing officer, Onyx Software.
BT developed PAMS and has offered it to the ITU to address this issue.