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  • 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

  • lambda switching (photonic switching, or wavelength switching)

    Lambda switching (sometimes called photonic switching, or wavelength switching) is the technology used in optical networking to switch individual wavelengths of light onto separate paths for specific routing of information. Continue Reading

  • 10BASE-36

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • ferrule

    A ferrule (from Latin viriola, meaning little bracelet) is a ring or cap attached to an object to protect against damage, splitting, or wear.Continue Reading

  • egress

    Egress (pronounced EE-grehs, from Latin egressus, or going out) is the act of going out of something.Continue Reading

  • netsplit

    In using an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network, a netsplit is the loss of contact between two IRC servers.Continue Reading

  • fractional T1

    A fractional T1 or T3 line is a T1 or T3 digital phone line in the North American T-carrier system that is leased to a customer at a fraction of its data-carrying capacity and at a correspondingly lower cost.Continue Reading

  • triplecast

    A triplecast (TM) is the simultaneous broadcast of a program on television, radio, and an Internet site or channel.Continue Reading

  • EPOC

    EPOC is an operating system designed for small, portable computer-telephones with wireless access to phone and other information services.Continue Reading

  • brouter

    A brouter (pronounced BRAU-tuhr or sometimes BEE-rau-tuhr) is a network bridge and a router combined in a single product.Continue Reading

  • repeater

    In digital communication systems, a repeater is a device that receives a digital signal on an electromagnetic or optical transmission medium and regenerates the signal along the next leg of the medium.Continue Reading

  • active network

    An active network is a network in which the nodes are programmed to perform custom operations on the messages that pass through the node.Continue Reading

  • BNC (Bayonet Neil-Concelman or British Naval Connector)

    A BNC (Bayonet Neil-Concelman, or sometimes British Naval Connector) connector is used to connect a computer to a coaxial cable in a 10BASE-2 Ethernet network. 10BASE-2 is a 10 MHz baseband network on a cable extending up to 185 meters - the 2 is a ...Continue Reading

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