Short for very small aperture terminal, an earthbound station used in satellite communications of data, voice and video signals, excluding broadcast television. A VSAT consists of two parts, a transceiver that is placed outdoors in direct line of sight to the satellite and a device that is placed indoors to interface the transceiver with the end user’s communications device, such as a PC. The transceiver receives or sends a signal to a satellite transponder in the sky. The satellite sends and receives signals from a ground station computer that acts as a hub for the system. Each end user is interconnected with the hub station via the satellite, forming a star topology. The hub controls the entire operation of the network. For one end user to communicate with another, each transmission has to first go to the hub station that then retransmits it via the satellite to the other end user’s VSAT. VSAT can handle up to 56 Kbps.
Short for Visual Studio Industry Partners, the Microsoft VSIP program was created to educate and support independent software vendors (ISVs), systems integrators (SIs), academic institutions, corporations and developers interested in integrating tools, components, and languages into the Visual Studio IDE. In addition to offering the technology for advanced integration scenarios, the VSIP program includes: Community […]
- Visual Basic
A programming language and environment developed by Microsoft. Based on the BASIC language, Visual Basic was one of the first products to provide a graphical programming environment and a paint metaphor for developing user interfaces. Instead of worrying about syntax details, the Visual Basic programmer can add a substantial amount of code simply by dragging […]
- Visual Basic Editor
Abbreviated as VBE, Visual Basic Editor is the tool used to create, modify and maintain Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) procedures and modules in Microsoft Office applications. The Visual Basic Editor is included with most Office programs.
- Visual Basic for Applications
Abbreviated as VBA, Visual Basic for Applications is a programming language that is similar to Visual Basic, only it is embedded in an individual Microsoft application such as Excel or Access. Using VBA you can create macros or small programs that perform tasks within the Microsoft application.
- Visual C++
An application development tool developed by Microsoft for C++ programmers. Visual C++ supports object-oriented programming of 32-bit Windows applications with an integrated development environment (IDE), a C/C++ compiler, and a class library called the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC). The IDE includes an AppWizard, ClassWizard, and testing features to make programming easier. Visual C++ was introduced […]