analog modem

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analog modem

A device that converts the computer's digital pulses to tones that can be carried over analog telephone lines, and vice versa. Prior to the turn of the century, analog modems used to be standard equipment on most desktop and all laptop computers. For more details, see modem and analog telephone. Contrast with digital modem.


Three Decades Make a Difference
This analog modem from a Commodore 64 computer in 1982, which transmitted 300 bits per second (bps), is contrasted to an iPhone in 2012, capable of transmitting 20,000,000 bps and more.
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Device redundancy is also built in as well as four levels of backup so that if a fault were to occur on the ADSL line then the user can switch to an ISDN, GSM, GPRS or analogue modem.
# Fixed price access helps tocontrol costs # Access speeds at least 10 times faster than a normal analogue modem, means that large files, such as a typical PowerPoint presentation, can be sent in seconds rather than minutes.
Plug an analogue modem into a digital telephone line you could end up trying it.
Broadband, he explained, is a way to transfer data more quickly than with an analogue modem, speeding up internet surfing, or at faster speeds, watching video-quality television pictures down the telephone line.
With this upgrade, Equant's network supports V.110 digital signaling used by data-capable Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM) phones, eliminating the need for the mobile network to revert to a slow analogue modem interface when communicating with Equant's network.
The gob-stopper lodged in the Internet infant's throat is the analogue modem technology used on the local loop - the connection between the local exchange and your house.
Supports one analogue modem line for telephony functions and an optional dedicated Internet connection via a second analogue modem; ISDN, broadband cable, or broadband xDSL modem; or T1/T3/Internet through a proxy server.
ADSL digitizes the transmission of data over existing copper telephone wires at a speed that is 200 times faster than transmission over an analogue modem, the predecessor to digital technology.
S&N decided to replace dial up networking, based on landlines and analogue modems, with Vodafone Connect cards.
* Increased broadband support--Wide range of interact connections supported, including direct Ethernet to routers, cable modems, USB ADSL, ISDN and analogue modems.
New research by Hermstedt, a German-based manufacturer of ISDN equipment, has revealed that web surfers with analogue modems spend three times as long waiting for web pages to download compared to those using ISDN, while one third of surfers will not wait longer than eight seconds to download a web site.
ADSL broadband technology is capable of carrying data up to 40 times quicker than currently possible using the fastest analogue modems, as well as enabling the download of top quality video images with CD quality sound.