A vague term referring to the minimum quality considered acceptable for broadcast television. Until the 1980’s, 3/4″ Umatic tape was considered broadcast quality. Today, Hi8 and MiniDV is considered broadcast quality. [Adapted from dvspot]
- Broadcast Storm
A state in which a message that has been broadcast across a network results in even more responses, and each response results in still more responses in a snowball effect. A severe broadcast storm can block all other network traffic, resulting in a network meltdown. Broadcast storms can usually be prevented by carefully configuring a […]
(n.) Short for bridge router and pronounced BROW-ter, a device that functions as both a router and a bridge. A brouter understands how to route specific types of packets, such as TCP/IP packets. Any other packets it receives are simply forwarded to other network(s) connected to the device (this is the bridge function).
The term brownfield was originally used in construction and development to reference land that at some point was occupied by a permanent structure. In a brownfield project the structure would need to be demolished or renovated. Today, the term brownfield project is used in many industries, including software development, to mean to start a project […]
(1) In database systems, browse means to view data. Many database systems support a special browse mode , in which you can flip through fields and records quickly. Usually, you cannot modify data while you are in browse mode. (2) In object-oriented programming languages, browse means to examine data structures. (3) To view formatted documents. […]
- Web Browser (Browser)
Short for Web browser, a browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files. As a client/server model, the browser is the client run on a computer that contacts the Web server and requests information. The Web server sends […]