The process of manipulating, managing or controlling (shaping) portions of a network connection to the outside world and determining an allowed bandwidth consumption based on types of activities. The term is commonly used in conjunction with Internet Service Providers (ISP), where it refers to a tool that is used to limit or direct bandwidth consumption by users. An ISP may use bandwidth shaping to limit a users ability to take too much control over the internet gateway. Bandwidth shaping is also called bandwidth allocation or referred to as a bandwidth management tool.
(n.) The area of a motherboard that contains slots for memory modules. Memory banks are typically double sided (allowing for single- or double-sided memory modules), and the banks in the slots are numbered. Memory banks are organized into units representing the minimum number of memory chips that must work in tandem.
Also referred to as a banner ad, a banner is a typically rectangular advertisement placed on a Web site either above, below or on the sides of the Web site’s main content and is linked to the advertiser’s own Web site. In the early days of the Internet, banners were ads with text and graphic […]
- banner rotator
A program that randomly rotates the banner ads that are seen by users on a Web site so that each time the site is visited or refreshed a different banner ad will appear on the screen. Banner ad rotation is used frequently in the Web advertising industry because it is often cheaper than paying to […]
- bar chart
)In presentation graphics, a type of graph in which different values are represented by rectangular bars.
- bar code
The machine-readable representation of the UPC. Bar codes are read by a scanner that passes over the code and registers the UPC. The width of each black line and the subsequent white space between each line coincides with the numbers of the UPC.