• April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    splitterless

    Splitterless refers to a type of Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) telephone service that does not require the installation of a plain old telephone service splitter at the customer location.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN)

    The Advanced Intelligent Network (AIN) is a telephone network architecture that separates service logic from switching equipment, allowing new services to be added without having to redesign switches to support new services.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    ACTS (Automatic Coin Telephone System)

    ACTS (Automatic Coin Telephone System) is a public coin-operated telephone service that completes a variety of phone calls, times the calls, and collects payment without the aid of an operator.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    clone

    A clone is an identical copy of something and is a term that first became familiar to the public from the biosciences.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    Synchronous Optical Network (SONET)

    SONET is the American National Standards Institute standard for synchronous data transmission on optical media.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    htaccess

    .htaccess is the default name for a file that is used to indicate who can or cannot access the contents of a specific file directory from the Internet or an intranet.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    cycles per second (CPS)

    Cps (cycles per second) is the measure of how frequently an alternating current changes direction.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    full-duplex

    Full-duplex data transmission means that data can be transmitted in both directions on a signal carrier at the same time.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    FTP cable (foil screened twisted pair cable)

    FTP (foil screened twisted pair) cable is a cable containing multiple pairs of copper wire enclosed in a sheath of aluminum foil.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    address

    An address can mean the unique location of either ( an Internet server, (2) a specific file (for example, a Web page), or (3) an e-mail user. It is also used to specify the location of data within computer storage.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    half-duplex

    Half-duplex data transmission means that data can be transmitted in both directions on a signal carrier, but not at the same time.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    bit stream

    A bit stream is a contiguous sequence of bits, representing a stream of data, transmitted continously over a communications path, serially (one at a time).  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    x2

    x2 is a technology from US Robotics (now 3Com) for the downstream transmission of data over ordinary phone lines at 56 Kbps (thousands of bits per second).  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    aggregator

    Like its synonym concentrator, an aggregator is any device that serves multiple other devices or users either with its own capabilities or by forwarding transmissions in a more concentrated and economical way.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    American Wire Gauge (AWG)

    American Wire Gauge (AWG) is a U.S. standard set of non-ferrous wire conductor sizes.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    terminal adapter (TA)

    A terminal adapter (TA) is a hardware interface between a computer and an Integrated Services Digital Network line.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    akamaize

    For a Web site, to akamaize (pronounced AHK-uh-myez) is to accelerate the delivery of Web files by placing copies on servers closer to the user than the server that delivers the main file for a Web page.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    i-Mode

    i-Mode is the packet-based service for mobile phones offered by Japan's leader in wireless technology, NTT DoCoMo.  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    fiberless optics

    Fiberless optics, a term that has been trademarked by Terabeam Networks, is a technology for transmitting large amounts of data on light waves sent through space rather than along an optical fiber cable, thus offering a surprising new solution to ...  Continue Reading

  • April 05, 2005 05 Apr'05

    kHz (kilohertz)

    The kilohertz, abbreviated kHz, is a unit of alternating current (AC) or electromagnetic (EM) wave frequency equal to one thousand hertz (1,000 Hz).  Continue Reading

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