• September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    network interface unit (NIU or Network Interface Device)

    A network interface unit (NIU) (sometimes called a network interface device) is a device that serves as a common interfacefor various other devices within a local area network (LAN), or as an interface to allow networked computers to connect to an ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    telephone jacks

    In the U. S., telephone jacks are also known as registered jacks, sometimes described as RJ-XX, and are a series of telephone connection interfaces (receptacle and plug) that are registered with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC).  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    balun

    A balun is a device that joins a balanced line (one that has two conductors, with equal currents in opposite directions, such as a twisted pair cable) to an unbalanced line (one that has just one conductor and a ground, such as a coaxial cable).  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute)

    The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is a non-profit organization that establishes telecommunications standards for Europe.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    D-channel

    In the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN), the D-channel is the channel that carries control and signalling information.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data (HSCSD)

    High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data (HSCSD) is circuit-switched wireless data transmission for mobile users at data rates up to 38.4 Kbps, four times faster than the standard data rates of the Global System for Mobile (GSM) communication standard in ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    whois

    whois is a program that will tell you the owner of any second-level domain name who has registered it with Verisign (or with Network Solutions, which was acquired by Verisign).  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    X server

    An X server is a server of connections to X terminals in a distributed network that uses the X Window System.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    root directory

    In a computer file system that is organized as a hierarchy or tree, the root directory is the directory that includes all other directories.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    10BASE-36

    10BASE-36 is a type of physical cabling defined in the IEEE 802.3 (Ethernet) standard for broadband application.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Transmeta

    Transmeta is a Silicon Valley start-up company known for its recruitment of high profile talent and its Crusoe chip, designed for mobile Internet computing.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications)

    Unlike the analog cordless phones you may have in your home, DECT (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications) is a digital wireless telephone technology that is expected to make cordless phones much more common in both businesses and homes in the...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    10BASE-2

    10BASE-2, one of several physical media specified by IEEE 802.3 for use in an Ethernet local area network (LAN), consists of Thinwire coaxial cable with a maximum segment length of 185 meters.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    10BASE-5

    10BASE-5, one of several physical media specified by IEEE 802.3 for use in an Ethernet local area network (LAN), consists of Thickwire coaxial cable with a maximum segment length of 500 meters.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    well-known port numbers

    The well-known port numbers are the port numbers that are reserved for assignment by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) for use by the application end points that communicate using the Internet's Transmission Control ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency)

    DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) is the independent research branch of the U.S. Department of Defense that funded a project that in time was to lead to the creation of the Internet.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications)

    Now known as CableLabs Certified Cable Modems, DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Interface Specifications) is a standard interface for cable modems, the devices that handle incoming and outgoing data signals between a cable TV operator and a personal ...  Continue Reading

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