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ACD
(Automatic Call Distributor) A device that distributes incoming calls to a specific group of terminals that agents use. It is often part of a computer telephony integration system. ACD More…
ADSL
(Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) A form of DSL, a data communications technology that enables faster data transmission over copper telephone lines than a conventional modem can provide. More…
AGP
(Accelerated Graphics Port; Advanced Graphics Port) A high-speed point-to-point channel for attaching a graphics card to a computer's motherboard, primarily to assist in the acceleration of More…
AR
(Augmented Reality) Use of computer-generated sound, video, graphics, GPS data or other sensory input to enhance or supplement the view of a physical, real-world object.
ASCII
(American Standard Code for Information Interchange) A character encoding based on the English alphabet. ASCII codes represent text in computers, communications equipment, and other devices More…
ASP
(Active Server Pages) Microsoft's server-side technology for dynamically-generated web pages that is marketed as an add-on to Internet Information Services (IIS). Programming ASP More…
ATA
(Analog Telephone Adapter, Analog Terminal Adapter) A device used to connect one or more standard analog telephones to a Voice over IP based network. ATA usually takes the form of a small More…
ATM
(Asynchronous Transfer Mode) A cell relay network protocol which encodes data traffic into small fixed-sized (53 byte; 48 bytes of data and 5 bytes of header information) cells instead of More…
CAD
(Computer-Aided Design, Computer-Aided Drafting, Computer-Assisted Drafting) The use of a wide range of computer-based tools that assist engineers, architects and other design professionals More…
CLI
(Command-Line Interface) A way of interacting with a computer program where the user types successive lines of text on a keyboard to issue commands to the program. The CLI was the primary More…
CMS
(Content Management System) A computer software system that allows people to more easily change and update content, especially on their websites. When the content and/or the number of More…
CSV
(Comma-Separated Values) A very simple data file format for tabular data that is supported by almost all spreadsheet software such as Excel (although some local versions use semicolons More…
CTI
(Computer Telephony Integration) Technology that allows interactions on a telephone and a computer to be integrated or co-ordinated. The following functions can be implemented using CTI. More…
CVS
(Current Version System) A version control system, an important component of Source Configuration Management (SCM). Using it, you can record the history of sources files, and documents. It More…
DCIM
(Digital Camera Images) The standard folder in the root directory of a digital camera. This follows the design rule for Camera File system (DCF) under a JEITA specification (number CP-3461) More…
DNS
(Domain Name System) A system that stores information associated with domain names in a distributed database on networks, such as the Internet. The domain name system associates many types More…
DoS
(Denial-of-Service) An attack on a computer system or network that causes a loss of service to users, typically the loss of network connectivity and services by consuming the bandwidth of More…
DSL
(Digital Subscriber Line) A family of technologies that provide digital data transmission over the wires used in the "last mile" of a local telephone network. Typically, the download speed More…
DSLAM
(Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer) A network device, usually located at a telephone company central office, or within a neighborhood cross-connect box as part of a digital loop More…
DTMF
(Dual-Tone MultiFrequency; Touch Tone, Tone Dialing) Used for telephone signaling over the line in the voice frequency band to the call switching center. DTMF is an example of a More…
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