Category: Network and Modems
Manufacturer: eMachines Inc
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 2.67 MB
Operating System: Windows 95/98/2000/2003/NT
Latest Version / Release Date: 3.20.04.120 / 03 Feb 2009
Internal 56K bps Voice modem is one among the many internal voice modems produced by several companies such as eMachines and Microsoft. Voice implies that the modem is able to support the functions of an answering machine. A voice modem is capable of recording and playing to the wave device for Windows. The software for the answering machine will use the machine's sound card to play as well as record. The software may also include functions for dialing or receiving calls using the microphone of the sound card. There are some common voice commands in existence within this industry which are similar to Hayes command that is utilized in data modems. Modems were not originally meant for the voice mode and so most of them have poor voice mode support. However, there are some characteristics which separate a highly developed modem from an inferior one.
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Some of the characteristics that define high-quality voice modem include reliable operation. There are modems with bugs for flow control as well as other implementations which can cause call to hang or skipping of audio. A modem should also have good characteristics for audio. There are those which are not good at recording as well as the detection and reporting of silence; or they may produce some noise. Caller ID support is another important characteristic as is multiple instances support. Internal modems drivers in most instances cannot withstand two or more similar devices within one computer. When incompatible, the computer may crash or all modems may be inoperable except one. Caller ID does not have automatic modem support. Modems are also capable of distinctive ring support. Modems with speakerphone capability have more components for audio to give a microphone interface. Thus the modem can dial as well as answer. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Internal 56K bps Voice modem errors before installing any driver updates.