• April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    universal network

    The "universal network" is the idea of a single network that integrates the existing voice and public telecommunications network (including the Internet), cable TV, data networks, and video broadcast networks so that they work together well.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    virtual server

    On the Internet, a virtual server is a server (computer and various server programs) at someone else's location that is shared by multiple Web site owners so that each owner can use and administer it as though they had complete control of the server.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Undernet

    For terms frequently used in online keyboard chatting, see chat acronyms/IRC/BBS. According to its home page, the Undernet is the largest network of Internet Relay Channels (IRC) on the Internet.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    vBNS (very high-speed Backbone Network Service)

    The vBNS (very high-speed Backbone Network Service) is a network that interconnects a number of supercomputer centers in the United States and is reserved for science applications requiring the massive computing that supercomputers can provide.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    teleportation

    Teleportation is the duplication or re-creation of physical objects or their properties using light beams, according to researchers at the California Institute of Technology.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Webcast

    Also see push technology, another usage.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    STDM (statistical time division multiplexing)

    STDM, or statistical time division multiplexing, is one method for transmitting several types of data simultaneously across a single transmission cable or line (such as a T1 or T3 line).  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    last-mile technology

    Last-mile technology is any telecommunications technology that carries signals from the broad telecommunication backbone along the relatively short distance (hence, the "last mile") to and from the home or business.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    line information database (LIDB)

    A line information database (LIDB) is a database maintained by the local telephone company that contains subscriber information, such as a service profile, name and address, and credit card validation information.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    frame

    See frames for the use of multiple Web pages on a single display screen.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    SPID (Service Profile Identifier)

    A SPID (Service Profile Identifier) is a number assigned by a phone company to a terminal on an Integrated Services Digital Network B-channel.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    private automatic branch exchange (PABX)

    A private automatic branch exchange (PABX) is an automatic telephone switching system within a private enterprise.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Location Routing Number (LRN)

    In the U.S., a Location Routing Number (LRN) is a 10-digit number in a database called a Service Control Point (SCP) that identifies a switching port for a local telephone exchange.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    frame rate

    In motion pictures, television, and in computer video displays, the frame rate is the number of frames or images that are projected or displayed per second.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Forward DNS lookup

    Forward DNS lookup is using an Internet domain name to find an IP address.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Federation of Telecommunications Engineers of the European Community (FITCE)

    FITCE (Federation of Telecommunications Engineers of the European Community) is an international association that is committed to affecting telecommunication developments in a positive and constructive manner throughout Europe and the rest of the ...  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    ATU-R (ADSL Terminal Unit - Remote)

    An ATU-R (ADSL Terminal Unit - Remote), sometimes called an "ADSL modem," is a hardware unit that is installed in any computer that uses a telephone company connection with Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) service.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    digital switch

    A digital switch is a device that handles digital signals generated at or passed through a telephone company central office and forwards them across the company's backbone network.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    mux

    In communication transmission systems, mux (pronounce muks, sometimes spelled "MUX") is an abbreviation for multiplexing, a device that sends multiple signals on a carrier channel at the same time in the form of a single, complex signal to another ...  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    mutex (mutual exclusion object)

    In computer programming, a mutex (mutual exclusion object) is a program object that is created so that multiple program thread can take turns sharing the same resource, such as access to a file.  Continue Reading

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