Telecom Dictionary - Definitions of terms
Phone Line Switch - Definition and Use
Phone Line Switch - A device that allows one or more phone lines to be shared for multiple phone connected devices. A common application would allow voice (phones and answering machine) and a fax machine or fax modem to operate transparently on a single phone line thus eliminating the monthly costs associated with a dedicated phone line. Applications include any variation of voice, a fax machine, fax/modem and/or modem(s).
Incomming calls are automatically routed to the proper device(s) with no human intervention. If the call comes in and it is a fax call, the call is automatically routed to the fax machine or fax.modem. If the call is a modem call, it is routed to the correct modem. Voice calls are routes to phone(s) and/or answering machine. May require a security access code (SAC) in the dialing string to automatically switch to the modem.
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