Short for Universal Transformation Format, a method of converting Unicode characters, which are 16 bits each, into 7- or 8-bit characters. UTF-7 converts Unicode into ASCII for transmission over 7-bit mail systems, and UTF-8 converts Unicode to 8-bit bytes.
- Unshielded Twisted Pair U(TP)
Short for unshielded twisted pair, a popular type of cable that consists of two unshielded wires twisted around each other. Due to its low cost, UTP cabling is used extensively for local-area networks (LANs) and telephone connections. UTP cabling does not offer as high bandwidth or as good protection from interference as coaxial or fiber […]
Short for Universal Terrestrial Radio Access, UTRA is a standard for 3G mobile communications services being specified by 3GPP. The radio access components of UTRA are based on direct-spread wideband code-division multiple access (WCDMA) and hybrid time-division (TDCDMA) access methods that have been designed for 3G frequency efficiency, mobility, and QoS requirements.
Short for Unix-to-Unix Copy, a Unix utility and protocol that enables one computer to send files to another computer over a direct serial connection or via modems and the telephone system. For most file transfer applications, UUCP has been superseded by other protocols, such as FTP, SMTP and NNTP.
Short for Universally Unique IDentifier, UUID is a 128-bit value used for identification used in software construction. UUID is the same as GUID (Microsoft) and is part of the Distributed Computing Environment (DCE), standardized by the Open Software Foundation (OSF). UUIDs are intended to have a high likelihood of uniqueness over space and time and […]
Short for UNIX to UNIX Network, the first commercial Internet service provider, headquartered in Fairfax, VA. The company was founded in 1987 by Rick Adams, one of the original developers of ARPAnet, the precursor to the Internet. In 1996, UUNET merged with MFS Communications, Inc., and later that year, WorldCom acquired both MFS and UUNET. […]