A feature supported by many modems that enables your computer to accept incoming calls even if you are not present. In auto-answer mode , a modem attempts to establish a connection whenever the telephone rings. This is an important feature if you are offering a service to which others can subscribe.
Auto-answer is also a critical feature for fax modems because it enables you to receive fax documents while you are away. All fax machines are auto-answer.
- auto assistant
In private branch exchange (PBX) phone systems an auto assistant, also called an auto attendant or reception assistant is a feature of the system that distributes or forwards calls without requiring any human intervention. The auto assistant may also provide a company directory listing for inbound callers.
- auto classification
A feature found in some content management systems (CMS) that will scan the contents of a document and automatically assign categories and keywords based on the document contents.
- auto dialer
A software program that can be used to automatically call thousands of numbers from a phone list or database. An auto dialer can usually be configured to leave messages for people on answering machines, receive touchtone or recorded responses, or simply dial the telephone numbers for an operator or agent. Some systems that perform a […]
- auto partitioning
An Ethernet technology that isolates malfunctioning ports, devices and/or network lines from the rest of the network, stopping the transmission of data from flowing through the faulty network element. Auto partitioning is one method networks use to ensure that no data is lost during transmission. When a network detects a malfunction, such as collisions along […]
A feature supported by many modems that allows the modem to continue redialing a number until it makes a connection. This is a useful feature if you subscribe to an online service that is frequently busy.