BGAN, or Broadband Global Area Network is a satellite based uplink that provides broadband speeds. BGAN provides seamless network coverage across about 85 percent of the world’s land mass, so users can get broadband wherever they roam, not just in major metropolitan areas. With a single BGAN device, you can access broadband data applications at speeds up to half a megabit per second and make a phone call at the same time. BGAN terminals are compact, lightweight and can be carried as easily as a laptop. A fully functional broadband mobile office can be set up and shut down in minutes. The smallest BGAN terminal weighs less than one kilo. BGAN supports the latest IP services and traditional circuit-switched voice and data. Integrating seamlessly with corporate networks, it also supports legacy applications and provides an easy upgrade path to IP.
One of the most talked-about BGAN systems is the The Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network which was launched over the I4 (Inmarsat-4) satellite system. Inmarsat BGAN systems has been specified to support point to point telecommunication services on portable and semi fixed land mobile platforms with low to medium gain non-tracking antennas providing bit rates in the range 216 Kbps to 432 Kbps in downlink, and 72 Kbps to 432 Kbps in uplink, depending on type of terminal.
Short for Border Gateway Protocol, an exterior gateway routing protocol that enables groups of routers (called autonomous systems) to share routing information so that efficient, loop-free routes can be established. BGP is commonly used within and between Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The protocol is defined in RFC 1771.
Acronym for Browser Helper Object.A Browser Helper Object is a DLL that allows developers to customize and control Internet Explorer. When Internet Explorer starts it reads the registry to locate any installed BHOs and then creates them. Created BHO’s have access to all the events and properties of that browsing session. Every time a new […]
- Basic Input/Output System (BIOS)
(bī´ōs) Acronym for basic input/output system, the built-in software that determines what a computer can do without accessing programs from a disk. On personal computers (PCs), the BIOS contains all the code required to control the keyboard, display screen, disk drives, serial communications, and a number of miscellaneous functions. The ROM BIOS Explained The BIOS […]
- BIOS flash utility
A utility that can be used to save, manage and update a motherboard BIOS, with some allowing you to update the BIOS in Windows a environment, if the motherboard supports this. The BIOS flash utility commonly will save your current BIOS file, download the latest version from the manufacturer using your Internet connection, update the […]
Short for Because It’s Time Network, BITNET is one of the oldest and largest wide-area networks, used extensively by universities. A new version of BITNET, called BITNET-II, relies on the Internet network to transfer messages and files.