Category: Network and Modems
Manufacturer: Gateway Inc.
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 706 KB
Operating System: Windows 2003, 95, NT, XP, 2000, 98
Latest Version / Release Date: 18.104.22.168 / 10 Aug 2001
Unlike other regular modems within the market, the GM56PCI-SM Modem Serial Wave Device has the capability of supporting phone answering machine operations. The device can playback and records messages onto Microsoft Windows and it is considered a wave device. The software that supports this voice operation uses a sound card within the appliance to playback and record. Other functions that the GM56PCI-SM Modem Serial Wave Device can perform include dialing or answering calls with the use of the sound card's speakers, headphones or microphone. Additional software can be used with the voice modem in order to boost its functionality. Such is the case with programs that are able to record calls to wav format files. This appliance is full duplex enabled meaning that it talking and listening can be done simultaneously which enhances functionality. Without full duplex support the quality of voice is greatly compromised.
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 GM56PCI-SM Modem Serial Wave Device manages to handle download speeds that reach an maximum of 56 kilo bits per second but this speed is usually only reached when the system being called has a telephone system that is digitally connected. In normal 8 N 1 connections, the actual throughput reaches a upper limit of 5.6 kilo bytes in a second. This throughput can increase greatly when internal compression is used. Sufficient throughput varies according to framing protocols, data compression and noise among several other factors. The GM56PCI-SM Modem Serial Wave Device has a quick connect function which brings down negotiation time up to approximately 10 seconds in contrast to the regular 20 seconds. The ‚Äòmodem on hold function' is enabled with this model and allows connections to be momentarily cut and there after reconnected, thus reducing the number of dropped connections It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and GM56PCI-SM Modem Serial Wave Device errors before installing any driver updates.