modem that sends & receives in format ion that is coded in a special fax format. The information being transmitted is converted from/to a graphic image for a standard fax application program. You can see this on you PC when you receive a fax document & what you receive is a picture (not text) even though the fax may have been transmitted from a word processor document.
A modem that sends (and possibly receives) data encoded in a fax format (typically CCITT fax format), which a fax machine or another modem decodes and converts to an image. The image must already have been encoded on the host computer. Text and graphic documents can be converted into fax format by special software usually provided with the modem; paper documents must first be scanned in. Fax modems may be internal or external and may combine fax and conventional modem capabilities.
A combination fax and data modem which is either an external unit that plugs into the serial port or an expansion board that is installed internally. A faxmodem makes it possible to fax a document straight from the computer, but cannot scan documents which are not in the computer. Most modems now are faxmodems.
A computer device that allows for the transmission and receiving of documents as faxes. As a rule, the quality of a fax received via a computer will be consistent with the quality of the printer ultimately printing the document. A fax modem may be installed inside the computer or present as an external modem. Some fax modems also function as regular modems.
A device you can attach to a personal computer that enables you to transmit and receive electronic documents as faxes. A fax modem is like a regular modem except that it is designed to transmit documents to a fax machine or to another fax modem.
A communication device for the computer that allows it to send and receive data over the phone line with another computer or fax machine. The modem is what allows you to connect to the Internet. Common modem speeds are 14.4K, 28.8K, 33.6K, and 56K. The faster the modem, the faster data is transferred.
An adapter that fits into a PC expansion slot providing many of the capabilities of a full-sized fax machine, but at a fraction of the cost. There are three main classes of fax modem: . SendFax ... more
Modems (fax-data modems) that enable you to send and receive faxes in addition to ordinary computer-type data. Fax is short for facsimile or exact copy, and fax technology uses ordinary phone lines to send copies of printed material from place to place. If you stick fax technology on your computer, what you send may never touch paper. It can go from your computer to theirs or to their fax machine if they don't have a computer.