• September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    long-haul optics

    Long-haul optics refers to the transmission of visible light signals over optical fiber cable for great distances, especially without or with minimal use of repeaters.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    CDSL (Consumer Digital Subscriber Line)

    Also see our Fast guide to DSL. CDSL (Consumer Digital Subscriber Line) is a version of Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) service, trademarked by Rockwell Corp.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    A-Law

    A-Law is the standard codec (compression/decompression) algorithm for pulse code modulation (PCM) from the ITU-T (the Telecommunication Standardization Sector of the International Telecommunications Union).  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    gigapop (gigabit point-of-presence)

    Gigapop is short for gigabit point-of-presence, an access point to Internet2, the network collaboration between universities and partners in industry and government to develop advanced Internet technologies and applications such as telemedicine and ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    whiteboard

    A whiteboard is a non-electronic variation of the traditional "rewriteable" schoolroom blackboard, but is white instead of black and of a material that can be written on with colored markers (known as dry erase markers).  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    ping sweep (ICMP sweep)

    A ping sweep (also known as an ICMP sweep) is a basic network scanning technique used to determine which of a range of IP addresses map to live hosts (computers).  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Direct Access File System (DAFS)

    Direct Access File System (DAFS) is a network file system, similar to Network File System (NFS) and Common Internet File System (CIFS), that allows applications to transfer data while bypassing operating system control, buffering, and network ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    NSFNET

    NSFNET was a network for research computing deployed in the mid-1980s that in time also became the first backbone infrastructure for the commercial public Internet.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    mu-Law

    Mu-Law is the standard codec (compression/decompression) algorithm for pulse code modulation (PCM) from the CCITT (Consultative Committee for International Telephone and Telegraph).  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    E-ZPass

    E-ZPass is a toll collection system in the northeastern U.S. that uses RFID technology to allow a driver to pass through a tollbooth and pay the toll without stopping the vehicle.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    GLONASS (Globalnaya Navigatsionnay Sputnikovaya Sistema)

    GLONASS (for Globalnaya Navigatsionnay Sputnikovaya Sistema), the Russian Federation's Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), is the Russian version of a global positioning system.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    information theory

    Information theory is a branch of mathematics that overlaps into communications engineering, biology, medical science, sociology, and psychology.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    HELLO packet

    In the Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) communications protocol - which enables network routers to share information with each other, a HELLO packet is a special packet (message) that is sent out periodically from a router to establish and confirm ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    hoot-n-holler

    In telecommunications, a hoot-n-holler is a dedicated "always on" connection used for two-way business-to-business voice communication.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Freephone

    In the U.K., Freephone is a type of Number Translation Service (NTS) that allows a phone user to call a non-geographic number beginning with 0800 or 0500 without incurring a charge.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    multi-tapping

    Multi-tapping is an older procedure used to enter text using a telephone keypad.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Home Location Register (HLR)

    The Home Location Register (HLR) is the main database of permanent subscriber information for a mobile network.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    circular mil

    The circular mil is a unit of area used especially when denoting the cross-sectional size of a wire or cable.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    line doubler

    A line doubler is an electronic device that converts analog or digital television (TV) video signals into a format suitable for display on a computer monitor.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Bel

    In electronics and communications, the Bel expresses the logarithmic ratio between two levels of signal power, voltage, or current.  Continue Reading

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