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PAM

(communications)

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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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.
Green Beacon currently offers three service level agreement options for PAMS - silver, gold and platinum - with monthly subscription fees that can be customized for the needs of the client.
The PAMS algorithm uses an artificial speech test stimulus based upon a linguistic approach that defines the possible range of speech that occurs.