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  • WAN accelerator

    A WAN accelerator is an appliance that improves the end user's experience on a wide area network (WAN).

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  • DVD-Audio (DVD-A)

    DVD-Audio (DVD-A) is a Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) format, developed by Panasonic, that is specifically designed to hold audio...

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    • DVD-Audio (DVD-A)

      DVD-Audio (DVD-A) is a Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) format, developed by Panasonic, that is specifically designed to hold audio...

    • Fast Guide to CD/DVD

      Quick look-up for getting up to speed about CDs and DVDs.

    • White Paper: DVD-ROM: the basic facts

      A true successor to the CD ROM, the DVD ROM has much greater fault tolerance and storage capacity

  • pressure sensing

    Pressure sensing allows a robot to tell when it collides with something, or when something pushes against it.

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    • Glossary: Robotics

      Robotics is a branch of engineering that involves the conception, design, manufacture, and operation of robots. In this glossar...

    • wireless sensor network (WSN)

      A sensor network is a group of specialized transducers with a communications infrastructure intended to monitor and record cond...

    • US army backs flying cyborg beetle project

      The US army is backing a project that allows a flying giant flower beetle to be remote controlled for surveillance purposes. Th...

  • gas

    A gas is a sample of matter that conforms to the shape of a container in which it is held and acquires a uniform density inside...

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  • zipping

    Zipping is the act of packaging a set of files into a single file or archive that is called a zip file.

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  • cloud storage appliance

    A cloud storage appliance is a stand-alone computing device or virtual machine (VM) image used to move data from a local site t...

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  • Fast Infoset (FI)

    Fast Infoset (FI) is a standard that can serve as an alternative to XML (Extensible Markup Language) document formatting... (Co...

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  • WAN optimization (WAN acceleration)

    WAN optimization, also known as WAN acceleration, is the category of technologies and techniques used to maximize the efficienc...

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  • hundred call second or centum call second (CCS)

    The hundred call second -- also known as the centum call second (CCS) -- is a unit of telecommunications traffic density that i...

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  • MD4

    MD4 is an earlier version of MD5, an algorithm used to verify data integrity through the creation of a 128-bit message digest f...

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