The outside frame around a computer tower or monitor. On a computer case the bezel is the front area of the case where devices protrude through the case. On a CRT computer monitor, the bezel is the outside frame area around the monitor glass.
- biaxial cable
Abbreviated as biax, a biaxial cable is a type of coaxial cable that uses two 50 ohm coaxial cables in a figure-eight configuration. Contrast with twinaxial cable.
- bidirectional prediction
Bidirectional prediction is a form of compression in which the codec uses information from frames that have already been decompressed as well as from frames yet to come. The codec looks in two directions — forward and as back, making it bidirectional.
)Also called ridge bifurcation. In biometrics and fingerprint scanning, bifurcation refers to the point in a fingerprint where a ridge divides to form two ridges. See “How Fingerprint Scanners Work” in the “”Did You Know…” section of
- bilevel printer
A type of printer that can print only two levels of intensity for each dot – on or off. For monochrome printers, lightness and darkness (shading) is simulated through dithering. Bilevel color printers use dithering to produce a wide variety of colors. Most ink-jet and laser printers are bilevel. In contrast, expensive color printers, such […]