Short for unbundled network elements-platform, the FCC ruling requiring ILECs to make their network facilities (i.e., UNEs) available to CLECs at rates determined by state public utility commissions. The general theory behind the UNE-P ruling is that it maintains fair competition among local carriers.
- User-to-Network Interface (UNI)
A term used in ATM and Frame Relay networks, UNI is the interface between the ATM end user and a private ATM switch. It also can represent the interface between a private ATM switch and the public carrier ATM network.
- UNIX Operating System
Pronounced yoo-niks, a popular multi-user, multitasking operating system developed at Bell Labs in the early 1970s. Created by just a handful of programmers, UNIX was designed to be a small, flexible system used exclusively by programmers. UNIX was one of the first operating systems to be written in a high-level programming language, namely C. This […]
Short for User Operation Prohibitions UOP is a selection on a DVD that has been flagged to prevent certain user actions. For example, a FBI Warning on a DVD cannot be skipped or or fast-forwared by the viewer as a direct result of a UOP.
Short for Unified Process, a a software development process for building object-oriented systems. The Unified Process primarily focuses on Object-Oriented design, using UML as a modeling language. UP combines commonly accepted best practices, such as an iterative lifecycle and risk-driven development, into a cohesive and well-documented description. [Adapted from Iterative Development and The Unified Process […]
(pronounced as separate letters) Short for Universal Product Code, a unique 12-digit number assigned to retail merchandise that identifies both the product and the vendor that sells the product. The UPC on a product typically appears adjacent to its bar code, the machine-readable representation of the UPC. The first six digits of the UPC are […]