There are three ways for transmitting data from one point to another

1.Simplex: 1. In simplex mode the communication can take place only in one direction. The receiver receives the signal from the transmitting device. This mode of flow of information is Unidirectional. Example: Radio, T.V., Pager transmission.

2.Half-duplex: In half-duplex mode the communication channel is used in both directions, but only in one direction at a time. Thus a half-duplex line can alternately send and receive data.Example is the wireless communication.

3.Full-duplex: In full duplex the communication channel is used in both directions at the same time. Use of full-duplex line improves the efficiency as the line turn-around time required in half-duplex arrangement is eliminated. Example of this mode of transmission is the telephone line.