WLAN Definitions

  • A

    Asynchronous Pulsed Radiated Incident Light

    Asynchronous Pulsed Radiated Incident Light is a multi-duplicitous communication protocol (MDCP) used to configure wireless local area networks (WLANs) on the fly.

  • B

    beamforming

    Beamforming is a type of RF (radio frequency) management in which an access point uses multiple antennas to send out the same signal.

  • bring your own device workplace (BYOD workplace)

    A bring your own work environment (BYOWE) is one that allows -- or even encourages -- employees to use consumer technology for job-related tasks.

  • C

    CAPWAP (Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points)

    CAPWAP (Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points) is a standardized protocol that enables wireless LAN (WLAN) controllers to centrally manage a group of wireless access points (APs).

  • cognitive radio (CR)

    Cognitive radio (CR) is a form of wireless communication in which a transceiver can intelligently detect which communication channels are in use and which are not, and instantly move into vacant channels while avoiding occupied ones... (Continued)

  • D

    DEN (Directory-Enabled Networking)

    Directory-Enabled Networking (DEN) is an industry-standard initiative and specification for how to construct and store information about a network's users, applications, and data in a central directory.

  • F

    foreign agent

    In Mobile Internet Protocol (Mobile IP), a foreign agent is a router serving as a mobility agent for a mobile node.

  • H

    HomeRF (home radio frequency)

    HomeRF (for home radio frequency) is a home networking standard developed by Proxim Inc.

  • I

    iDEN (Integrated Digital Enhanced Network)

    iDEN (Integrated Digital Enhanced Network) is a wireless technology from Motorola combining the capabilities of a digital cellular telephone, two-way radio, alphanumeric pager and data/fax modem in a single network.

  • ingress

    Ingress (pronounced IHN-grehs, from Latin ingressus or stepping into) is the act of entering something.

  • L

    LMDS (Local Multipoint Distribution System)

    LMDS (Local Multipoint Distribution System) is a system for broadband microwave wireless transmission direct from a local antenna to homes and businesses within a line-of-sight radius, a solution to the so-called last-mile technology problem of economically bringing high-bandwidth services to users.

  • P

    patch antenna

    A patch antenna is a wafer-like directional antenna suitable for covering single-floor small offices, small stores and other indoor locations where access points cannot be placed centrally.

  • T

    telematics

    Telematics uses GPS and mobile devices to send and receive information that helps control remote objects, primarily in the automotive industry.

  • W

    wavelength

    A wavelength is a measure of distance between two identical peaks or crests -- high points -- or between two identical troughs -- low points -- in a wave.

  • wireless WAN (Wireless Wide Area Network)

    A wireless WAN is a wide area network in which separate areas of coverage or cells are connected wirelessly to provide service to a large geographic area.

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