The act of linking together two or more objects.
A type of multiplexor that combines multiple channels onto a single transmission medium in such a way that all the individual channels can be simultaneously active. For example, ISPs use concentrators to combine their dial-up modem connections onto faster T-1 lines that connect to the Internet. Concentrators are also used in local-area networks (LANs) to […]
Referring to an action that takes place only if a specific condition is met. Conditional expressions are one of the most important components of programming languages because they enable a program to act differently each time it is executed, depending on the input. Most programming languages use the word if for conditional expressions. For example, […]
- conditional access
Abbreviated as CA, in digital television broadcasting, conditional access is the term used to describe a system of allowing consumers access to only those services for which they have subscribed. A conditional access system using both scrambling and encryption to prevent unauthorized reception of services by those not paying for the service.
Same as forum, an area in a bulletin board or online service in which participants can meet to discuss a topic of common interest.
The way a system is set up, or the assortment of components that make up the system. Configuration can refer to either hardware or software, or the combination of both. For instance, a typical configuration for a PC consists of 32MB (megabytes) main memory, a floppy drive, a hard disk, a modem, a CD-ROM drive, […]