)The part of a cable that plugs into a port or interface to connect one device to another. Most connectors are either male (containing one or more exposed pins) or female (containing holes in which the male connector can be inserted).
(1) The combination of display monitor and keyboard (or other device that allows input). Another term for console is terminal. The term console usually refers to a terminal attached to a minicomputer or mainframe and used to monitor the status of the system. (2) Another term for monitor or display screen. (3) A bank of […]
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Console games are more commonly referred to as video games. They are played on a device specially made for game play called a video game console. The player interacts with the game through a controller, a hand-held device with buttons and joysticks or pads. Video and sound are received by the gamer though a television. […]
In storage terminology, the term consolidation is used mainly to refer to the concept of centralized storage where resources are shared among multiple applications and users. Traditionally, organizations have deployed servers with direct-attached storage (DAS) as file servers. However, many organizations are facilitating server consolidation by deploying network-attached storage (NAS). NAS provides a single purpose […]
In programming, a constant is a value that never changes. The other type of values that programs use is variables, symbols that can represent different values throughout the course of a program. A constant can be a number, like 25 or 3.6 a character, like a or $ a character string, like “this is a […]
In DRM, a constrictor is a software component that degrades the quality of a video signal. When the signal is copied, it produces a low-grade analog copy making it useless to pirates to copy and distribute. When these signals are resampled back to high resolution the signal will still be poorer quality than the original.