Concise definitions on frequent terms

EtherTalk

  08/26/08 07:17, by admin, Categories: Networks

A suite of protocols developed by Apple for computer networking. It was included in the original Macintosh (1984) and is now deprecated by Apple in favor of TCP/IP networking.

Dots Per Inch (DPI)

  08/26/08 02:03, by admin, Categories: Imaging

Measurement of resolution that is used for scanning and printing. Generally, higher DPI results in a higher resolution, more visible detail in the image, and a larger file size.

HyperText Markup Language (HTML)

  02/20/11 00:36, by admin, Categories: Networks

HTML is the language used to create web pages such as the one you are currently looking at.

HTML is a standard normalized by the W3C.

WPA-PSK

  12/06/13 18:15, by admin, Categories: Networks

WPA-PSK (WPA Pre-Shared Key) is special mode of WPA for small business or home users.

A shared key, or password, is configured in the wireless access point (WAP) and any wireless laptop or desktop devices. WPA-PSK generates a unique key for each session between a wireless client and the associated WAP for more advanced security.

Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP)

  08/26/08 01:50, by admin, Categories: Networks

A network protocol used by a network client to obtain its IP address automatically. This is usually done during the bootstrap process of computers or operating systems running on them. The BOOTP servers assign the IP address from a pool of addresses to each client. BOOTP enables 'diskless workstation' computers as well as other networked devices (printers...) to obtain an IP address prior to loading any advanced operating system.

AppleTalk

  08/26/08 01:44, by admin, Categories: Networks

AppleTalk is a proprietary suite of network protocols developed by Apple. It was included in the original Macintosh (1984) but is now deprecated by Apple in favor of TCP/IP.

Automatic Document Feeder (ADF)

  08/26/08 01:43, by admin, Categories: Imaging

An Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) is a mechanism that will automatically feed an original sheet of paper so that a printer can scan some amount of the paper at once.

Comma Separated Values (CSV)

  08/26/08 01:56, by admin, Categories: Uncategorized

File format used to exchange data between disparate applications. The file format, originally
introduced by Microsoft Excel, has become a de facto standard throughout the industry, even among non-Microsoft platforms.

HDD

  10/03/09 20:11, by sandeepbk, Categories: Imaging

A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) a.k.a. hard drive or hard disk, is a non-volatile storage device. It stores digitally-encoded data on rapidly rotating platters with magnetic surfaces.

JPEG or JPG

  10/03/09 21:14, by sandeepbk, Categories: Imaging

The Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) algorythm is a very commonly used method of compression for photographic images. It is also a file format used for storing or transmitting photos.

The JPEG algorythm is lossy which means some details of the original picture are lost when compressing the algorythm. The algorythm has a quality setting allowing to set a balance between smaller file size and better quality.

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