Abbreviated as BPL, broadband over power line is a technology that allows Internet data to be transmitted over utility power lines. To use BPL the subscriber needs to use a special broadband modem (phone, cable or satellite) that plugs into an electrical outlet. Internet services are received via radio waves over electrical lines, using many of the same frequencies that are traditionally used for ham radio. There are two types of BPL: in-building BPL technology, which uses the electrical wiring within a building and access BPL, which uses the electrical power distribution grid to provide broadband Internet access.
- BPL repeater
In Access broadband over power line (BPL) systems, a BPL repeater is a device used to boost the distance the signal can travel. broadband over power line (BPL). A typical BPL signal travels only for 1,000 to 3,000 feet down line, and a BPL repeater can be used to increase the distance the signal can […]
Short for Broadband Remote Access Server, it is the aggregation point for the subscriber traffic. It provides aggregation capabilities (e.g. IP, PPP, ATM) between the Regional/Access Network and the NSP or ASP. Beyond aggregation it is also the injection point for policy management and IP QoS in the Regional/Access Networks.
Short for Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless, an application development platform for wireless devices from Qualcomm. BREW is designed to allow developers to write in whatever language they choose. Native BREW applications are written in C or C++. Using BREW, developers can create portable applications such as include SMS, e-mail, location positioning, games and Internet […]
Short for Basic-Rate Interface, the basic ISDN configuration, which consists of two B-channels that can carry voice or data at rate of 64Kbps, and one D-channel, which carries call-control information. Another type of ISDN configuration is called Primary-Rate Interface (PRI), which consists of 23 B-channels (30 in Europe) and one D-channel.
Short for Berkeley Software Design, Inc., a commercial supplier of Internet and networking software based on the BSD (Berkeley) version of UNIX. In addition to providing a commercial version of the BSD operating system, BSDI also develops Internet server and gateway products.