A type of video camera often used in surveillance systems, named because of its shape and size. Bullet cameras are small (2 to 2.5 inches long) and are limited to a fixed focal length lens. While bullet cameras are good for small spaces, the images may have slightly cut-off corners because the camera shape and design can interfere with the actions of the of the camera lens and filter. Bullet cameras are also called lipstick cameras.
- bulletin board system
An electronic message center. Most bulletin boards serve specific interest groups. They allow you to dial in with a modem, review messages left by others, and leave your own message if you want. Bulletin boards are a particularly good place to find free or inexpensive software products. In the United States alone, there are tens […]
- bump mapping
Bump mapping is used to add detail to an image without increasing the number of polygons. Bump mapping relies on light-reflection calculations to create small bumps on the surface of the object in order to give it texture; the surface of the object is not changed. Bumps are applied by matching up a series of […]
- bundled software
Software that is sold with a computer or other hardware component as part of a package. As competition between computer manufacturers has intensified, bundling software has become a key strategy for attracting consumers. In some cases, the bundled software is even more valuable than the hardware. Bundled software can also be part of a software […]
- Bunny Suit (Protective Clothing)
Bunny suit is the slang phrase used to describe protective clothing that someone working in a clean room must wear to prevent dust and human skin and hair particles from entering the room’s atmosphere. A bunny suit worn by production line workers or technicians is typically white and is separate pieces of clothing, including boots […]
Slang term meaning to write data to a CD-ROM. A CD burner is another name for a CD-R drive.