Abbreviated as RS, Reed-Solomon is an algorithm for Forward Error Correction (FEC) that was introduced by Irving S. Reed and Gustave Solomon of MIT Labs. It does not specify a block size or a specific number of check symbols, instead these variables can be set to the best variables for each transmission medium. Reed Solomon codes are used in a wide variety of commercial applications such as CDs, DVDs, and in data transmission technologies like DVB and WiMAX.
- Regional Code
DVD movies are usually coded with what is called a country or regional code or a zone lock. The three names, however, mean the same thing. DVD movies are given a regional code and the code on the DVD movie must match that of the DVD player to be viewed. DVD region codes are numbered […]
- Registration Admission Status
Registration, Admission and Status (RAS) is a management protocol between endpoints (terminals and gateways) and gatekeepers. The RAS is used to perform registration, admission control, bandwidth changes, status, and disengage procedures between endpoints and gatekeepers.
- Remote Access Service
A feature built into Windows NT that enables users to log into an NT-based LAN using a modem, X.25 connection or WAN link. RAS works with several major network protocols, including TCP/IP, IPX, and Netbeui. To use RAS from a remote node, you need a RAS client program, which is built into most versions of […]
- Remote Access Trojan
Abbreviated as RATs, a Remote Access Trojan is one of seven major types of Trojan horse designed to provide the attacker with complete control of the victim’s system. Attackers usually hide these Trojan horses in games and other small programs that unsuspecting users then execute on their PCs.
- Remote Desktop
Remote Desktop, a function included with Windows XP Professional, enables you to connect to your computer across the Internet from virtually any computer, Pocket PC, or smartphone. Unlike a typical VPN connection (which will give a remote PC access to the company network) Remote Desktop will actually allow you to see and control your connected […]