pager - Computer Definition
Also known as a beeper, after the beeping sound some use as an alert. A small terminal device that receives radio signals from a base station. Pagers generally are receive-only devices for alerts or text messaging, although some can receive recorded voice messages, and some have two-way text messaging capabilities. Tone-only pagers cause the device to emit an audible tone or perhaps to vibrate or blink in non-disruptive silent mode. Numeric pagers are capable of receiving and displaying numeric characters. Alphanumeric pagers are capable of receiving and displaying both alphabetic and numeric characters. Relatively few pagers currently can support the storage of voice messages. See also paging system.
- Some monitors allow you to add a monitor signaler, which can be hooked up to a doorbell or telephone and feature a flashing light or a vibrating pager to notify the hearing impaired when the phone or the doorbell rings.
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- Telecommuters receive and send documents via their company's computer networks and can be available, if necessary, by e-mail, voice mail, and pager.
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- Following that, the BlackBerry line was born with a series of data-only pager devices.