Softmodem or software-based modem architecture has numerous advantages over traditional modem chipsets. Highlighted below are some of the most important benefits that will be realized when adopting a Softmodem solution into your product.

In today's fast-paced consumer retail market, analog dial-up payment processing systems account for the majority of all electronic payment configurations. GAO Research?s analog modem dial-up technology, among others offered by the company, enables support systems such as Point-of-Sale (POS), Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), Multi-purpose Kiosks, Vending Machines and internal transactions processing, which are the back-office and ubiquitous transactions that are largely unnoticed by the general public.

Standard satellite set-top boxes (STB), which provide control and flexibility for today's demanding, interactive television viewers, now generally support many features such as video-on-demand (VOD), electronic program guide (EPG), and digital rights management (DRM). More advanced and newer units go a step further to provide a variety of common interactive and multimedia services directly through a user's television system, for example Web browsing, email, instant messaging (IM), and voice over IP (VoIP).

As consumers continue to demand higher capacity access technologies for Internet applications and ADSL technology matures and becomes more ubiquitous, the ADSL modem will become the driving force of the modem market.

ADSL Lite is the latest digital subscriber line technology to make a stir. This form of DSL has become popular as a last mile solution mainly because it is splitterless. Without a splitter, an ADSL Lite modem can simply be plugged into a phone jack in the customer's home.

This article provides an overview of the V.90 modem standard, transmitter and receiver functions, barriers to performance, and software implementation, and it will help designers make educated decisions about designing products with V.90 modem functions.

This article summarizes the commonly used standards for modem and fax and presents a tutorial on the principles of modem operation.

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