Short for Infrared Data Association, a group of device manufacturers that developed a standard for transmitting data via infrared light waves. Increasingly, computers and other devices (such as printers) come with IrDA ports. This enables you to transfer data from one device to another without any cables. For example, if both your laptop computer and printer have IrDA ports, you can simply put your computer in front of the printer and output a document, without needing to connect the two with a cable.
IrDA ports support roughly the same transmission rates as traditional parallel ports. The only restrictions on their use is that the two devices must be within a few feet of each other and there must be a clear line of sight between them.
IoS is a term that can refer to either Internet over Satellite or Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. In the former case, Internet over Satellite (IoS) technology allows a user to access the Internet via a satellite that orbits the earth. A satellite is placed at a static point above the earth’s surface. The satellite […]
A member of Intel’s new Merced family of processors, Itanium is a 64-bit RISC microprocessor. Based on the EPIC (Explicitly Parallel Instruction Computing) design philosophy, which states that the compiler should decide which instructions be executed together, Itanium has the highest FPU power available. In 64-bit mode, Itanium is able to calculate two bundles of […]
Short for Internal BGP (Border Gateway Protocol), iBGP is the protocol used between the routers in the same autonomous system (AS). IBGP is used to provide information to your internal routers.
Short for Integrated Digital Enhanced Network, iDEN is Motorola’s mobile communication technology that combines dispatch radio, full-duplex telephone interconnect, short messaging service and data transmission in one network. iDEN is a registered trademark of Motorola.
A software application from Apple Computer that provides users with a way to author desktop movies and still images, then write the project to a recordable DVD disc. DVD discs created with iDVD on an Apple DVD-R drive are compatible with most standard set-top and computer-based DVD players.