A printer that relies on the host computer’s processor to generate printable pages. Most host-based printers on the market today use the GDI interface built into Windows. Because they don’t need a powerful processor of their own, host-based printers tend to be less expensive than conventional printers. But because they share your computer’s processor, they may be slow and they may slow down your other computer work. How fast these printers operate depends on how powerful the host computer is and how occupied it is with other operations.
- host bus
Another name for the system bus.
A computer, usually a server, containing data, files, or programs that another computer can access by means of a network or modem.
- hosted PBX
A private branch exchange (PBX) phone system that’s delivered as a hosted service, typically by one of the major telephone companies. Frequently referred to as a centrex or a virtual PBX, a hosted PBX can free companies from having to invest in the costly equipment of a complex business phone system, while still enabling the […]
- hot aisle/cold aisle
The name given to a specific controlled airflow layout associated with enclosures and cabinets. As more heat becomes concentrated within the cabinet space, the risk of overheating and damaging the equipment increases. *Contemporary thinking in data center thermal management promotes the hot aisle/cold aisle layout where cold air is segregated in front of equipment cabinets […]
- hot fixing
In a Microsoft NT File System (NTFS), hot fixing of disk sectors prevents data from being stored in a bad sector or cluster. During a hot fix, the operating system automatically detects bad disk sectors, relocates the data to a safe cluster and marks the bad cluster as unusable to the system. This process is […]