Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: Lucent Technologies
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 5.9 KB
Operating System: Windows 95
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.0.0 / 04 Jul 2000
The Cirrus Voice Modem Serial Wave Device is capable of altering signals in order to facilitate its transfer across conventional telephone lines. The installation of this hardware component must be supported by a corresponding device driver in order to make it both operational and functional. In general the basic functionality of a modem device is to initially convert a digital file into its analog counterpart. This is done in preparation for its transmission to the remote computer network. Prior to the sending of the analog file it is converted into a sound signal much like that used when speaking to another person on the telephone. The data transmissions are sent as smaller data packets with headers to help the receiving party identify how they should be reconstructed. The process of transmitting and receiving these data packets are covered by an error correction method to ensure that the integrity of the information is maintained.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
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An added function to this basic feature set is the ability to support voice transfers. Essentially voice capable modem devices can convert the host computer system into a fully functional communication center. With the activation of the proper device driver the host computer system can function as an answering machine or implement a speakerphone functionality. The computer user also gains the convenience of recording telephone conversations that are carried out. The telephone line normally passes through the Cirrus Voice Modem Serial Wave Device before the telephone unit is connected. When supported by the correct device driver the computer use can invoke technologies like modem on hold. This feature allows the computer user to receive incoming voice calls without having to disconnect from the Internet Service Provider connection. The wave function delivered by the device driver is similar to that of the audio card in handling the reproduction of sound bytes. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Cirrus Voice Modem Serial Wave Device errors before installing any driver updates.