Communications software: The programs needed to transmit and receive data over a network.
E-mail: Electronic mail - messages sent over a computer network.
Modem: (modulator/demodulator) communications equipment that enables a computer to transmit information over a telephone line or receive information from it.
Optical Character Recognition: The process by which printed characters which have been transformed by a scanner or fax into digitised, computer-readable form are 'recognised' by matching patterns of light and dark in the digitised images with stored sets of characters.
Thermal printer: A non-impact printer that uses heat to generate an image on specially treated paper.
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