Short for front end processor, the FEP is a computer that handles input and output communications for large mainframe computer which reduces the load on the computer. A FEP is also called a communications controller.
Acronym for frequency-hopping spread spectrum. FHSS is one of two types of spread spectrum radio, the other being direct-sequence spread spectrum. FHSS is a transmission technology used in LAWNtransmissions where the data signal is modulated with a narrowband carrier signal that “hops” in a random but predictable sequence from frequency to frequency as a function […]
Short for Fiber Connection, or Fiber Connectivity, IBM��s fiber optic channel technology that extends the capabilities of its previous fiber optic channel standard, ESCON. Unlike ESCON, FICON supports full duplex data transfers and enables greater throughput rates over longer distances. FICON uses a mapping layer that is based on technology developed for Fibre Channel and […]
Short for Fractal Image Format, a graphics file format from Iterated Systems, Inc. that uses fractal geometry to compress images. (Fractals are structures possessing similar-looking forms of many different sizes. They can be used to create any real-world object, like a mountain or a cloud, provided it doesn’t correspond to a simple geometric shape.) These […]
Acronym for Financial Services Instant Messaging Association, FIMA is made up of a number of leading Financial Institutions from both the buy-side and sell-side, and is open to any banking organization that would like to participate. FIMA is dedicated to understanding and promoting the instant messaging requirements of the financial services industry and to promote […]
(1) Short for Financial Information Exchange. (2) Short for Federal Internet Exchange.