audio response unit


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audio response unit

[′ȯd·ē·ō ri′späns ‚yü·nət]
(communications)
A magnetic recording system that provides voice response to an inquiry made from a typewriter or telephone-type terminal connected to a computer by a data transmission line.
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will continue to offer its PC-based Audio Response Unit technology as the "ARU II Voice Processing Solution," while EXECUTONE Information Systems, Inc.
Interactive audio response units are also attached to remote PCs to allow students to speak to instructors, and ask and respond to questions.
o Support for a wide range of audio response units (ARUs), PCs and screen phones based on a standard message interface.