Short for single lens reflex, is a term associated with cameras and digital cameras. SLR cameras use a mirror between the lens and the film, or image sensor, to provide a focus screen. This means the image you see in the viewfinder (or LCD) will be the same as what appears on film or as your digital image.
Acronym for Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology, an open standard for developing disk drives and software systems that automatically monitor a disk drive’s health and report potential problems. Ideally, this should allow you to take proactive actions to prevent impending disk crashes.
- Server Message Block (SMB)
(1) Short for Server Message Block, a message format used by DOS and Windows to share files, directories and devices. NetBIOS is based on the SMB format, and many network products use SMB. These SMB-based networks include Lan Manager, Windows for Workgroups, Windows NT, and Lan Server. There are also a number of products that […]
The System Management Bus (SMBus) is a two-wire interface through which simple power-related chips can communicate with rest of the system. It uses I2C as its backbone. With the SMBus, a device can provide manufacturer information, tell the system what its model or part number is, save its state for a suspend event, report different […]
Pronounced smi-dee, an acronym for SCSI Musical Data Interchange. SMIDI is a data interchange standard originated in 1991 by Peavey Electronics that allows large amounts of musical data, such as digital audio files from a sampling keyboard, to be transferred over the SCSI at high speeds between products of different manufacturers. Compared to MIDI, SMDI […]
Short for Switched Multimegabit Data Services, a high-speed switched data communications service offered by telephone companies that enable organizations to connect geographically separate local-area networks (LANs) into a single wide-area network (WAN). Prior to SMDS’s arrival in 1995, the only way to connect LANs was through a dedicated private line. This is still the way […]