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(from a combination of MOdulate and DEModulate) electronic equipment consisting of a device used to connect computers by a telephone line

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Today's telephone modems have no trouble transmitting text files, but they bog down when tasked with handling video and high-quality sound.
The difference in speed between a telephone modem and our
NEW ORLEANS, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- By combining their existing telephone modem and a high-speed cable modem, subscribers in complex urban cable systems can have lightning-fast access to the Internet and online services, according to results of a field trial for Zenith Electronics Corporation's (NYSE: ZE) "telco return" cable modem system.
Television International's Intercable service was launched one year ago to offer dial-up Internet access service for telephone modem users one year ago and now has 2,500 subscribers.
A video clip, for example, that normally would take many minutes to download with an average telephone modem take only seconds.
Under the agreement, Medesys will integrate into its RIS products RealTime's advanced iPACS Vue, which enables streaming of medical images in lossless quality in real time over any bandwidth, from fast LAN to ordinary telephone modem.
Earlier this year, Motorola introduced the CTM 2400(TM) Cellular Telephone Modem, a 3-watt cellular transceiver integrated with a cellular modem, which, with EC2 Enhanced Cellular Control, allows users optimized cellular data transmissions without having to exchange or upgrade the host end equipment.
Peripheral devices, including pumps and monitors, PDAs, Internet protocol telephones and color laser printers may be networked via hardwire, wireless and/or telephone modem connections.
The system has demonstrated the ability to provide Internet services to subscribers located through a dispersed geographical area at download speeds up to 100 times faster than a conventional telephone modem, and 15 times faster than ISDN.
The A3 ALPHA will support the existing communications options already offered in the ALPHA family of products, including internal telephone modem, RS232 and RS485.
Using advanced analog converters, the Service operates at more than 2 times the speed of a standard 56 Kbps telephone modem.