analog telephone adapter


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analog telephone adapter

A device that connects regular telephones to a broadband cable or DSL network for voice over IP (VoIP) service. Plugging into the cable or DSL modem, the analog telephone adapter (ATA) delivers dial-tone, manages the call setup and provides the conversion between voice signals from an analog telephone and IP packets, and vice versa.

Combo Modem and Adapter (E-MTA)
If the telephone adapter and cable modem reside in one device, the combination unit is officially an "embedded multimedia terminal adapter" (see VoIP modem). See VoIP, softphone and analog telephone.


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Patton's latest customer-premise-equipment (CPE) for Voice-over-IP (VoIP) networks also happens to be the smallest analog telephone adapter (ATA) on the market.
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today announced it will be demonstrating a new range of high performance, ultra-low cost Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA) reference designs at Internet Telephony Conference & Expo 2005, February 22-25.
Voice Pilot(SM) is available via three mediums: a SIP-enabled handset (SIP, or Session Initiation Protocol, is a signaling protocol for Internet telephony), an analog handset (using an analog telephone adapter, or ATA), or a simple-to-use desktop application ("soft phone" on the PC).
a developer of integrated software and silicon solutions, announced today the release of their new Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA) reference design, which allows for enhanced VOIP performance and telephone functionality.