Category: Network and Modem
Manufacturer: Diamond Multimedia
Caution Level: Medium
Download File Size: 692.8 KB
Operating System: Windows 98SE
Latest Version / Release Date: 1.0.0 / 6/13/02
The Diamond Modem Serial Wave Device is capable of allowing a voice modem to receive and send audio to the sound card through the system bus with no cable required. The installation of this serial wave device is handled by an information file (.inf file) that comes with the voice modem. This information file will be responsible for specifying the registry entries to be written in the Windows registry database. TAPI or Telephony Application Programming Interface is a standard created by Microsoft for Windows operating system platforms. This programming standard enables software developers to create software for telephony that can function with all voice modems provided that the voice modem is fully compliant with the TAPI standard. For voice modems to function with the TAPI standard, the voice modem should have an audio device and voice drivers. The voice drivers are provided by Microsoft, while the audio device or serial wave device will be provided by the voice modem’s manufacturer.
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
A voice modem is a type of modem that is able to play and record audio over telephone lines. Most modems have fax and data capabilities but more and more modems now employ voice capabilities. This voice capability is implemented with the proper software that has support for functions of telephone answering such as the voice modem recording and playing audio to the Diamond Modem Serial Wave Device. The driver for this serial wave device is responsible for making sure that all capabilities of its supported device will be accurately implemented. The supporting software may also utilize the sound card for playing and recording and may likewise have features for dialing or answering calls via the sound card’s microphone and headphones or speakers. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Diamond Modem Serial Wave Device errors before installing any driver updates.