(pronounced as one word) Short for value-added reseller, VARs typically load applications or proprietary software onto computers and may also incorporate third-party options to design a complete solution for a client. This “value-added” system is often customized for a specific application, but is sold to the VAR’s customer base under the original design manufacturer brand; with that manufacturer’s warranty, support, and license agreements. VARs may also resell customized OEM equipment.
- VAN access point
A VAN (Value Added Network) access point is the subscriber’s connection to the VAN and represents the networking endpoint of a VAN.
- VAN mailbox
Users of a VAN (Value Added Network) can send messages to and retrieve messages from a mailbox. This is a specialized subscriber service that will hold messages until the subscriber requests them.
Acronym for Value Added Network A VAN, or Value Added Network refers to a private network provider that leases communication lines to its subscribers. VANs provides specialized services such as assisting with EDI (electronic data interchange), extra security, message delivery, or access to a particular database.
- utility right
The right to perform necessary tasks on content, such as make a backup copy on disk or create a temporary copy in RAM. It should be noted that a utility right grants the rightsholder the right to make a copy of content but not distribute that copy to another individual.
- Utility (Utility Program)
A program that performs a very specific task, usually related to managing system resources. Operating systems contain a number of utilities for managing disk drives, printers, and other devices. Utilities differ from applications mostly in terms of size, complexity and function. For example, word processors, spreadsheet programs, and database applications are considered applications because they […]