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 as thermal dye printers, can apply ink at various levels of intensity. Such printers are called continuous-tone printers. A third type of printer, called a contone or multilevel printer can print at a few intensity levels (usually 8), but not as many as a true continuous-tone printer (usually 256). These printers use a combination of dithering and multi-level printing to produce different colors.
- billing increment
A call duration measurement unit expressed in seconds. Depending on your service provider, some services are measured and billed in sixty second increments (one minute) or the billing increment may be in durations of six or even ten seconds.
From BINary — A name for directories that contain files stored in binary format — computer-readable but not human-readable files.
Pertaining to a number system that has just two unique digits. For most purposes, we use the decimal number system, which has ten unique digits, 0 through 9. All other numbers are then formed by combining these ten digits. Computers are based on the binary numbering system, which consists of just two unique numbers, 0 […]
- binary-coded decimal
Abbreviated as BCD, binary-coded decimal is a format for representing decimal numbers (integers) in which each digit is represented by four bits (a nibble ). For example, the number 375 would be represented as: 0011 0111 0101 One advantage of BCD over binary representations is that there is no limit to the size of a […]
- binary compatible
Having the exact same data format, down to the binary level. That is, two files that are binary compatible will have the same pattern of zeroes and ones in the data portion of the file. The file header, however, may be different. The term is used most commonly to state that data files produced by […]