Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: Cardinal Technologies
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 167 KB
Operating System: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME
Latest Version / Release Date: 4.10.1343 / 03 Oct 1996
This particular hardware component is designed as a communication device that plugs directly into a vacant PCI slot on the computer motherboard. Its presence when accompanied by the correct device driver allows the host computer system to log into remote computing networks as well as initiate data exchange processes. The presence of the Cardinal 14.4 Kbps Internal Fax Modem also means the implementation of a digital to analog file conversion process. This is basically done in order to allow stored digital information to be sent out to remote computer systems. What happens is that the digital information is converted by the supported hardware component with the help of the appropriate device driver into its analog format. Once it is in analog format it can then be sent across conventional telephone lines as sound waves until it reaches the intended recipient. The modem on the receiving end will then attempt to convert the analog signals into their digital form. In this context an analog to digital conversion may also take place when the host computer system is receiving remote information.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The role of the device driver is not only to support the presence of the Cardinal 14.4 Kbps Internal Fax Modem in the host computer system but also to activate certain built-in feature sets. For this particular communication hardware component an added feature is the ability to send and receive fax messages. Fax messages much like data transmissions make use of the conventional telephone line. The only difference between the conventional fax machine and this feature provided by the Cardinal 14.4 Kbps Internal Fax Modem is that the fax message receive and sent is already in its digital format. This means that the received fax message can be immediately edited in any word processing software application. Much like data transmissions, fax transmissions may also encounter certain errors during sending and receiving. The correction mechanisms invoked by the device driver will attempt to ensure that every transmission process will undergo an error correction method whenever necessary. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Cardinal 14.4 Kbps Internal Fax Modem errors before installing any driver updates.