(pronounced as separate letters) Short for network termination unit, a device that connects the PSTN with a CPE. This device marks the final interconnect between the public network and a customer��s private equipment. The NTU is owned by the service provider and typically has communication standards, such as voltages and protocols, that allow specific types of equipment to communicate with the PSTN.
The NT Virtual DOS Machine (a.k.a WOW, or Windows on Windows), is a Win16 subsystem that runs under Windows NT, which allows 16-bit applications to run as if they were being executed on a DOS machine, with that machine’s multitasking and segmented memory model. Because the system is multitasked 16-bit DOS and Windows applications cannot […]
In X.25 communications, it is the X.121 address containing up to 15 binary code digits. [Source: National Center for Supercomputing Applications]
Short for Non-Uniform Memory Access, a type of parallel processing architecture in which each processor has its own local memory but can also access memory owned by other processors. It’s called non-uniform because the memory access times are faster when a processor accesses its own memory than when it borrows memory from another processor. NUMA […]
Short for Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline, a mathematical representation of a 3-dimensional object. Most CAD/CAM applications support NURBS, which can be used to represent analytic shapes, such as cones, as well as free-form shapes, such as car bodies.
Short for Near Video on Demand, NVOD is a technique used in digital television by the cable or satellite service to offer the same feature film on different channels at different, staggered start times. The idea is that viewers are never more than 20 minutes away from the start of the film and as such, […]