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  • routing protocol

    A generic term that refers to a formula, or protocol, used by a router to determine the appropriate path over which data is transmitted. The routing protocol also specifies how routers in a network share information with each other and report changes. The routing protocol enables a network to make dynamic adjustments to its conditions, […]

  • Vertical Cloud Computing

    A vertical cloud, or vertical cloud computing, is the phrase used to describe the optimization of cloud computing and cloud services for a particular vertical (e.g., a specific industry) or specific application use. The cloud provider will offer specialized functions and options that best meet industry-use and specifications. Today, the health care cloud is one […]

  • bit rate

    The ratio of the number of bits that are transferred between devices in a specified amount of time, typically one second. Bit rate is the same as data rate, data transfer rate and bit time.

  • stemming

    In search engine terminology, stemming is the comparison of a search engine query to the root form of a word used in the query. For example, a user may search for the term “cheaper,” but a search engine that uses stemming technology may return search results (SERP) for any word that contains the root form […]

  • Digital Living Network Alliance

    The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) group work towards a vision of a wired and wireless interoperable network of Personal Computers (PC), Consumer Electronics (CE) and mobile devices in the home, enabling a seamless environment for sharing and growing new digital media and content services. [Source: Adapted from DLNA Web site]

  • reverse Hyper-Threading

    A type of anti Hyper-Threading, in theory, that would allow two (or multiple) physical cores to emulate one physical core. Contrast with Hyper-Threading that enables multithreaded software applications to execute threads in parallel on a single physical core. In April 2006 it was reported by several Web sites that AMD is currently working on reverse […]

  • Ajax

    Short for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, it is a term that describes a new approach to using a number of existing technologies together, including the following: HTML or XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript, the Document Object Model, XML, XSLT, and the XMLHttpRequest object. When these technologies are combined in the Ajax model, Web applications are […]

  • direct fingerprint reader

    Abbreviated as DFR (and also called a fingerprint scanner or fingerprint reader) a direct fingerprint reader is a biometrics device that uses automated methods of recognizing a person based on unique physical characteristics of a person’s fingerprint. A fingerprint is made up of a pattern of ridges and furrows as well as characteristics that occur […]

  • Audio Messaging Interchange Specification

    Abbreviated as AMIS, the Audio Messaging Interchange Specification is a voice processing standard for call and voice processing. AMIS enables an organization’s locations to transfer and forward voice messages between systems while addressing the problem of how voice messaging systems produced by different vendors interact for the purpose of exchanging voice messages. The AMIS standard […]

  • Zeta

    Zeta is an operating system (OS) based on BeOS. Zeta is an attempt to update BeOS with support being added for new hardware, USB 2.0, VoIP, and other new support features. Zeta Version 1.0 was released in summer 2005. It has a large world-wide following, mainly based in Germany.