direct connect modem

direct connect modem

[də′rekt kə¦nekt ′mō‚dem]
(communications)
A device that transforms binary signals into electronic pulses (as opposed to sound modulations) that can be carried over a communications channel.
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5,367,563, which broadens Spectrum's coverage for direct connect modems, adds coverage for methods used in direct connect technology and includes coverage for upgrade kits and software drivers to make the direct connect modem compatible with a specific cellular telephone.
The new patent broadens coverage for direct connect modems, adds coverage for methods used in direct connect technology, and provides coverage for upgrade kits that provide a software driver and cable to make the direct connect modem compatible with a specific cellular telephone.
The initial licensees include the Microelectronics Division of Lucent Technologies (formerly AT&T Microelectronics), a major supplier of chip sets to the mobile modem market, and Compaq, the worlds largest PC manufacturer and developer of the first portable cellular direct connect modems.
The direct connect modems are of two types: Auto-Dial and Manual-Dial.

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