Abbreviation for quarter-inch cartridge, pronounced quick, a standard for magnetic tape drives. QIC tapes are among the most popular tapes used for backing up personal computers. QIC tapes are divided into two general classes: full-size (also called data-cartridge) and minicartridge.
The QIC-40 and QIC-80 standards are sometimes referred to as floppy tape standards because they are designed to use a personal computer’s existing floppy disk drive controller instead of requiring a customized controller.
The newest set of QIC standards are based on the Travan technology developed by 3M.
The various QIC standards are controlled by a consortium of manufacturers called the Quarter-Inch Cartridge Drive Standards, Inc. The term QIC, therefore, is used to refer both to the type of tape and to the standards-producing organization.
Short for [Q (point of the ISDN model) Signaling]. QSIG is a common channel signaling protocol based on ISDN Q.931 standards and used by many digital PBXs. QSIG is used for the establishment and release of calls and for the control of a large number of features.
- QT Mutator
Short for QuickTime Mutator, QT Mutator is a Macintosh software application used in viseo editing to sync video and audio in Quicktime movies.
Short for Quarter Video Graphics Array, and more commonly abbreviated as Quarter VGA, QVGA is the term used to describe computer displays that use 320×240 resolution (320 pixels horizontally by 240 pixels vertically) or 240×320 resolution if the display is taller than wide. This display is commonly used in smartphones, digital cameras, PDAs and other […]
Short for Qualified Vendor List, QVL is a list of pre-qualified vendors who have third-party products or services that a manufacturer has approved as suitable and compatible with their own products or services. For example, a motherboard manufacturer will often provided users with a system memory QVL that indicates which vendors and memory part numbers […]
- QWERTY Keyboard (English Keyboard)
(Pronounced kwer-tee). QWERTY refers to the arrangement of keys on a standard English computer keyboard or typewriter. The name derives from the first six characters on the top alphabetic line of the keyboard. Arrangement of Characters The arrangement of characters on a QWERTY keyboard was designed in 1868 by Christopher Sholes, the inventor of the […]