modem modem  /ˈmoʊ dəm/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Logging on, Catholics are keyboard-to-keyboard with Devil-worshippers, Jews are modem-to-modem with Islamic fundamentalists.
  2. It has a magnesium case, removable hard drive, plus optional touch screen, GPS receiver and wireless modem.
  3. Novatel's new wireless modem is the cheapest on the market.

News

  1. Outdoor WiFi Access Point leverages SmartCell Architecture.

    ZoneFlex™ 7781CM, featuring BeamFlex™ adaptive antenna technology, can be strand-mounted on multiple system operator's aerial cable plant or via pedestal, wall, or pole. DOCSIS modem technology allows Wi-Fi traffic to be backhauled over Hybrid Fiber Coaxial cable plant and powered from cable plant at same time. Unit can increase subscriber gain by as much as 6 dB and interference ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  2. Dish and nTelos Test 2.5 GHz Fixed Broadband in Rural Virginia

    The pilot project leverages a modem and router packed into a ruggedized chassis that is attached to the outside of a building or a structure, much the same way Dish’s parabolic TV antennas are afixed externally.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Television Broadcast

  3. This is the Modem World: The console war is over... sorta

    Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World , a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. It seems, at least according to the editorial and social rhetoric I've read over the past few days, that the console war has ended before a single unit has sold, and the Sony PlayStation 4 has won. Meanwhile, after a series of questionable announcements and ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Engadget

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Quotes

  1. "Consumers would clearly be the losers if the law makes an illogical distinction between being able to record shows through a set-top box or through a cable-modem network," Public Knowledge president Gigi Sohn said.
    on Jun 12, 2007 By: Gigi Sohn Source: Animation Artist

  2. "One of the great things about the blogosphere is that it gives anyone with a modem and a keyboard a seat at the tables of power. It's an unparalleled field leveller," said Arianna Huffington, Editor, Huffington Post.com. "The Davos...
    on Jan 18, 2007 By: Arianna Huffington Source: YubaNet

  3. The Times' Pogue said slow load times for some Web sites made him "almost ache for a dial-up modem."
    on Jun 28, 2007 By: David Pogue Source: Houston Chronicle

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