- Windows Server 8
Windows Server 8 is the official codename for Microsoft’s next generation server operating system and successor to the company’s Windows Server 7 OS. Currently available for evaluation as a release candidate download, Windows Server 8 is expected to be officially released later in 2012 in conjunction with the Windows 8 consumer edition. Microsoft also recently […]
- component video
A high-end video interface that supersedes both composite video and S-Video. Component video offers better signal clarity, which results in better picture quality. Component video cables have three RCA cables: one green, one red and one blue. Component video is an analog format that carries visual data only, meaning audio cables are still required.
Short for business-to-government, B2G is the exchange of services, information and/or products from one business to a government agency, as opposed to between a business and a consumer (see B2C) or between two businesses (B2B).
- Pause key
A key that you can use to temporarily halt the display of data. Generally, you use the Pause key to freeze data that is being scrolled on the display screen. To continue scrolling, you can press any key. In DOS, an alternative to using the Pause key is to use the MORE command, which displays […]
- DVD Studio Pro
A software tool published by Apple Computer that enables users to create DVD masters suitable for replication. The latest versions of DVD Studio Pro are designed to run natively on both PowerPC-based and Intel-based Macintosh computers and complies With the HD DVD-Video specification.
- NFC Forum
The Near Field Communication (NFC) Forum is a non-profit industry association formed to advance the use of NFC short-range wireless interaction in consumer electronics, mobile devices and PCs. The NFC Forum promotes implementation and standardization of NFC technology to ensure interoperability between devices and services.
- directory service
A network service that identifies all resources on a network and makes them accessible to users and applications. Resources include e-mail addresses, computers, and peripheral devices such as printers. Ideally, the directory service should make the physical network topology and protocols transparent so that a user on a network can access any resource without knowing […]
- Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)
Short for Java Database Connectivity, a Java API that enables Java programs to execute SQL statements. This allows Java programs to interact with any SQL-compliant database. Since nearly all relational database management systems (DBMSs) support SQL, and because Java itself runs on most platforms, JDBC makes it possible to write a single database application that […]
- Jaz Drive
A removable disk drive developed by Iomega Corporation. The Jaz drive has a 12-ms average seek time and a transfer rate of 5.5 Mbps. The removable cartridges hold up to 2 GB of data. The fast data rates and large storage capacity make it a viable alternative for backup storage as well as everyday use.
In biometrics it is a type of fingerprint identification and verification process where the biometrics sample is matched to the user, showing the user is who he or she claims to be. Compare with one-to-many. See “How Fingerprint Scanners Work” in the “”Did You Know…” section of