A typesetting device that produces very high-resolution output on paper or film. Imagesetters are too expensive for homes or most offices, but you can obtain imagesetter output by bringing a PostScript file to a service bureau. One reason that PostScript has become the standard for desktop publishing is that nearly all imagesetters support it. This means that you can produce drafts on an inexpensive PostScript laser printer with high assurance that the final output from an imagesetter will look the same, but with higher resolution (up to 3,540 dots per inch).
- Electronic Commerce (ecommerce)
Often referred to as simply ecommerce (or e-commerce) the phrase is used to describe business that is conducted over the Internet using any of the applications that rely on the Internet, such as e-mail, instant messaging, shopping carts, Web services, UDDI, FTP, and EDI, among others. Electronic commerce can be between two businesses transmitting funds, […]
In the context of virtual reality, the term immersion is used to describe the users’ emotional reaction to the virtual world in terms of feeling as if they are actually a part of the virtual world.
- Impact Printer
Impact printer refers to a class of printers that work by banging a head or needle against an ink ribbon to make a mark on the paper. This includes dot-matrix printers, daisy-wheel printers, and line printers. In contrast, laser and ink-jet printers are nonimpact printers.The distinction is important because impact printers tend to be considerably […]
To use data produced by another application. The ability to import data is very important in software applications because it means that one application can complement another. Many programs, for example, are designed to be able to import graphics in a variety of formats. The opposite of importing is exporting, which refers to the ability […]
(n.) In a biometric security system, a person who submits a biometric sample in an attempt (either intentional or unintentional) to gain access to a system using the identity of another enrollee.