Short for network operations center, the physical space from which a typically large telecommunications network is managed, monitored and supervised. The NOC coordinates network troubles, provides problem management and router configuration services, manages network changes, allocates and manages domain names and IP addresses, monitors routers, switches, hubs and UPS systems that keep the network operating smoothly, manages the distribution and updating of software and coordinates with affiliated networks. NOCs also provide network accessibility to users connecting to the network from outside of the physical office space or campus.
- NOR operator
A Boolean operator that returns a value of TRUE only if both operands are FALSE.
- NOT operator
A Boolean operator that returns TRUE if its operand is FALSE, and FALSE if its operand is TRUE.
Short for Non-Player Character, it is a game character not played by a person, it is the computer player. In 3-D action and shooter games, especially in deathmatch scenarios, the NPCs are often called bots.
Non-Return-to-Zero Inverted A method for transmitting and recording data so that it keeps the sending and receiving clocks synchronized. This is especially helpful in situations where bit stuffing is employed — the practice of adding bits to a data stream so it conforms with communications protocols. These added bits can create a long string of […]
Short for Netscape Server API, an API for Netscape’s Web servers. NSAPI enables programmers to create Web-based applications that are more sophisticated and run much faster than applications based on CGI scripts.