In DOS environments, a COM file is an executable command file with a.COM filename extension. COM files can be directly executed and are usually slightly smaller than equivalent EXE files. However, COM files cannot exceed 64K, so large programs are usually stored in EXE files.
The configuration file for DOS systems. Whenever a DOS computer boots up, it reads the CONFIG.SYS file (if it exists) and executes any commands in it. The most common commands are BUFFERS= and FILES=, which enable you to specify the buffer size and the number of files that can be open simultaneously. In addition, you […]
Short for Certified Output Protection Protocol, COPP is a device driver technology used to enable high-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP) during the transmission of digital video between applications and high-definition displays. COPP is a Microsoft security technology for video systems that require a logo certification. For security drivers are authenticated and protected from tampering to […]
Short for central outdoor router, the central router in a multi-device WLAN. The device is typically placed in a geographic central location and communicates with up 32 remote locations that use an ROR.
Short for Common Object Request Broker Architecture, an architecture that enables pieces of programs, called objects, to communicate with one another regardless of what programming language they were written in or what operating system they’re running on. CORBA was developed by an industry consortium known as the Object Management Group (OMG). There are several implementations […]
- Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS)
Short for commercial off-the-shelf, an adjective that describes software or hardware products that are ready-made and available for sale to the general public. For example, Microsoft Office is a COTS product that is a packaged software solution for businesses. COTS products are designed to be implemented easily into existing systems without the need for customization.