control of the operation or performance of an apparatus from a distance, as the control of a guided missile by radio signals.
Also called remote. a device used to control the operation of an apparatus or machine, as a television set, from a distance.
control of a system or activity by a person at a different place, usually by means of radio or ultrasonic signals or by electrical signals transmitted by wire
Also: remote. a hand-held device that enables remote control of a system or appliance
- Remote database access
database, standard (RDBA) A standard permitting the exchange of information between different DBMS systems. (1998-09-23)
- Remote desktop protocol
protocol (RDP) A Microsoft protocol that provides remote display and input for Windows. RDP’s video driver renders display output by sending packets to the client which translates them into corresponding Microsoft Win32 graphics device interface API calls. Client mouse and keyboard events are redirected from the client to virtual keyboard and mouse drivers on the […]
- Remote echo
communications (Obsolete: “full-duplex”) A mode of operation of communicating programs or devices in which the sending system does not display the characters the user enters, but only sends them to the remote system which then “echoes” them back to be displayed to the user. This lets the operator see not only typing errors, but also […]
- Remote job entry
operating system (RJE) A system, widely used in the mid/late 1960s, for submitting jobs to mainframes like the IBM 360 under OS/MFT. Communication with the computer operator was via the keyboard and later via CRTs. (1999-03-26)