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Adult Social Care Glossary, v 0.41

Analogue terminal adaptor


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Definition (in a digital/TEC context)
Tunstall in-house glossary

A device that connects to a router and provides a traditional telephone connection to a digital network so the user can make calls over the internet. The ATA acts as an intermediary between the telephone and a VoIP server, digitising voice data so that it can be transmitted over the internet.

Definition (in a digital/TEC context)
TSA Commissioner/Buyer Guidance (Nov 2021)

This is a small connector which allows analogue telecare alarms to be plugged into a digital router. In some cases, the router will have an ATA built in.

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