Short for Open Data-link Interface, an application programming interface (API) developed by Novell for writing network drivers. ODI separates the physical network layer (the Data-Link Layer in the OSI model) from the network protocol layer (the Transport Layer). As a result, the same network interface card (NIC) can be used to carry data for different protocols. For example, ODI allows a computer with just one NIC to be simultaneously connected to both an IPX/SPX network and a TCP/IP network.
Short for Open Document Management API, an open industry standard that enables desktop applications to interface with a document management system (DMS). ODMA simplifies cross-platform and cross-application file communication by standardizing access to document management through an API. ODMA allows multiple applications to access the same DMS without the need for a hard-coded link between […]
Short for On-Demand Mail Relay, an e-mail service that allows a user to request e-mail from any internet connection by using a dynamic IP address as opposed to a static IP address. With OMDR, the user connects to an ISP that supports OMDR, authenticates and then requests e-mail. When the user requests e-mail, the roles […]
Short for ODRights Language, a standard for expressing content rights metadata. ODRL is a digital rights data model with an XML-based specification language to be used in content distribution services, including the expression of terms and conditions over any content including permissions, constraints, obligations, conditions, and offers and agreements with rightsholders. ODRL is a competing […]
Acronym for on-die termination. ODT improves signal integrity of the memory channel, enabling more efficient system operation and lower overall system cost. DDR2-SDRAM memory chips support on-die termination; allowing some motherboard ODT components to be integrated into the memory itself.
- Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)
OEM (pronounced as separate letters) is short for original equipment manufacturer, which is a misleading term used to describe a company that has a special relationship with computer and IT producers. OEMs are manufacturers who resell another company’s product under their own name and branding. OEM is Similar to VAR While an OEM is similar […]