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An acoustic coupler (also referred to as an acoustical coupler) is

a device for entering data signal into a network from a conventional telephone using audible sounds to effect the connection.[1]
[a] device that converts electrical signals into audio signals, enabling data to be transmitted over the public telephone network via a conventional telephone handset; it also converts the audio signals back into electrical signals at the receiving end. A kind of modem.[2]

References Edit

  1. Michigan Dept. of Tech., Management & Budget, 8000 Glossary (Jan. 6, 1997) (full-text).
  2. Glossary of Communication Electronic Terms, at 2-2.

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