Satellite radio, also called subscription radio (SR) or digital radio is a satellite-based radio broadcast service. It uses direct broadcasting satellites (DBS) a type of satellite used for consumer services such as radio and television programs. A direct broadcasting satellite is similar to a fixed service satellite (FSS), but offers a higher power output requiring smaller antennas for receiving the signal.
Satellite radios are most commonly used by consumers in automobiles as it offers better sound quality and more station programming choices over traditional AM and FM radio. The two most notable satellite radio providers include Sirius and XM. The two companies merged in 2007 to create a single satellite radio network in the United States and Canada. In the United States, satellite radio providers are licensed by the Federal Communications Commission.
Consumers typically pay for Satellite radio programming on a monthly subscription basis.
To copy data from a temporary area to a more permanent storage medium. When you edit a file with a word processor, for example, the word processor copies the entire file, or portions of the file, into an area of main memory called a buffer. Any changes you make to the file are made to […]
(1) A popular buzzword that refers to how well a hardware or software system can adapt to increased demands. For example, a scalable network system would be one that can start with just a few nodes but can easily expand to thousands of nodes. Scalability can be a very important feature because it means that […]
Savegame is a data file that is created when you save your game. Not only does this prevent you from having to redo levels or parts of your game, but some savegame files can be modified to provide your player with additional attributes and items (as a way of providing a game cheat).
- scalable font
A font represented in an object-oriented graphics language such as PostScript or TrueType. Such fonts are called scalable because the representation of the font defines the shape of each character (the typeface) but not the size. Given a typeface definition, a scalable-font system can produce characters at any size (or scale). Aside from offering innumerable […]
- scalable parallel processor
Abbreviated as SPP, a computer that utilizes parallel processing that can be upgraded by adding more CPUs to it, effectively increasing its computing power.