Concise definitions on frequent terms

Ethernet

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

Frame-based computer networking technology used in local area networks (LANs). Ethernet defines wiring and signaling for the physical layer, and frame formats and protocols for the media access control (MAC)/data link layer of the OSI model. Ethernet is mostly standardized as IEEE 802.3.

It has become the most widespread LAN technology since the 1990s.

TIFF

  12/06/13 18:24, by admin, Categories: Imaging

The Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) is a non compressed bitmap image format, typically produced by scanners.

TIFF images typically include tags defining the characteristics of the image that is included in the file.

Internet Service Provider (ISP)

  02/20/11 00:31, by admin, Categories: Networks

An Internet Service Provider is a company that lets you access the Internet from your home or office by using a DSL modem, a cable modem or any other device (including sattelite links, etc.).

They are a gateway between the connection that goes into your home/office and the rest of the Internet.

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.

BIT Depth

  08/26/08 01:47, by admin, Categories: Imaging

The Bit depth describes the number of bits used to represent the color of a single pixel in a bitmapped image. Higher color depth gives a broader range of distinct colors. As the number of bits increases, the number of possible colors becomes impractically large for a color map.

1-bit color is commonly called as monochrome or black & white.

DLNA

  12/06/13 18:22, by admin, Categories: Networks

The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a standard that allows devices on a home network to share information with each other.

It is typically used to store media files (photos, music, videos...) on a central server and allow devices like connected TVs or music palyers to access these media files directly through the network.

Duty Cycle

  08/26/08 02:04, by admin, Categories: Imaging

Duty cycle is the page quantity which does not affect printer performance for a month. Generally the printer has the lifespan limitation such as pages per year. The lifespan means the average capacity of print-outs, usually within the warranty period. For example, if the duty cycle is 48,000 pages per month assuming 20 working days, a printer limits to 2,400 pages a day.

Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO)

  09/24/13 22:31, by admin, Categories: Marketing

CRO is the method of improving the performance of a website, not by directing more traffic to it, but instead by getting a higher proportion of the existing traffic to convert.

The underlying assumption is that each website has a purpose and is trying to get its visitors to take some action. Therefore it should have a Call To Action (CTA). CRO uses different methods to get people to follow the CTA.

Sometimes it means making the CTA more prominent, or more explicit. Sometimes, it means removing distractions or friction in the process.

Photoshop

  02/20/11 00:39, by admin, Categories: Imaging

Adobe Photoshop is the most widely used photo editing software in the world.

It is also heavily used by graphic designers to create logos, buttons and other graphics for web sites.

IEEE 1284

  10/03/09 20:05, by sandeepbk, Categories: Imaging

IEEE 1284 is a parallel port standard of conectivity interface developed by the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  The term "1284-B" is a connector end of a parallel cable which is attached to other components (i-e: a printer).

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