(1) Acronym for abnormal end of task. It refers to software crashes or lossage. Derives from an error message on the IBM 360.
(2) Acronym for Absent By Enforced Net Deprivation. Sent in e-mail subject lines warning friends and others of forced loss of Internet access (due to moving, network outages, or illness).
Short for Adaptive Binary Optimization. ABO uses the high correlation found in digital content signals and efficiently codes these correlations using a patent-pending algorithm. The correlation is efficiently encoded in appropriate bit-planes to achieve significant compression of data. Further compression is achieved by means of standard entropy source coding techniques such as Huffman Coding. MatrixView […]
Short for available bit rate, or Class C quality of service, an ATM bandwidth-allocation service that adjusts the amount of bandwidth based on the amount of traffic in the network. ABR service provides a guaranteed minimum bandwidth capacity but allows data to be bursted at higher capacities when the network is free. Compare with CBR, […]
Short for automatic backup system.
Short of Application Configuration Access Protocol, an e-mail protocol being developed by the IETF to complement IMAP4. ACAP supports related e-mail services such as subscribing to bulletin boards, and organizing and searching mailboxes and address books. ACAP was previously known as IMSP (Interactive Mail Support Protocol).
Short for Automatic Call Distributor, a telephone facility that handles incoming calls and manages them based on a database of handling instructions.