(1) In all capitals, PAN is short for Personal Area Network. Based on the electric-field transmission medium, is an IBM technology that allows individuals to exchange data with a simple touch or grasp, such as a handshake. A PAN user is equipped with a receiver and a transmitter, which constantly sends infinitesimal data-carrying currents — in the 0.1-1 MHz band — through the body and picks up currents when in very close range with another device or individual carrying a transmitter.
(2) In digital video recording and filmmaking, a pan refers to a horizontal camera movement where a wide view is required or one scene or person is transitioned to another.
Short for Password Authentication Protocol, the most basic form of authentication, in which a user’s name and password are transmitted over a network and compared to a table of name-password pairs. Typically, the passwords stored in the table are encrypted. The Basic Authentication feature built into the HTTP protocol uses PAP. The main weakness of […]
The data transfer process (DTP) for FTP establishes and manages the data connection. The DTP can be passive or active. Passive, or PASV, is a command that requests that the server “listen” on a data port (which is not its default data port) and to wait for a connection rather than initiate one upon receipt […]
- Port Address Translation (PAT)
Short for port address translation, a type of network address translation. During PAT, each computer on LAN is translated to the same IP address, but with a different port number assignment. PAT is also referred to as overloading, port-level multiplexed NAT or single address NAT.
Short for Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) it is a best practices standard maintained by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to assist software and other third-party vendors to develop secure payment applications that support compliance with the PCI-DSS.
- Private Branch Exchange (PBX)
Short for private branch exchange, a private telephone network used within an enterprise. Users of the PBX share a certain number of outside lines for making telephone calls external to the PBX. Most medium-sized and larger companies use a PBX because it’s much less expensive than connecting an external telephone line to every telephone in […]