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asynchronous communications server (ACS)

An Asynchronous Communications Server (ACS) is a dedicated personal computer (PC) or expansion card that allows other network nodes to access serial ports or modems

. An ACS server allows users to dial into a long-distance telephone network

from local area networks. They can also use modems, fax cards, serial ports, or other asynchronous network components across networks. Asynchronous Communications Servers are also called dial-in/dial-out servers or modem servers.

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Englisch: asynchronous communications server - ACS
Updated at: 19.06.2011
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