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Wireless and mobile

Terms related to wireless and mobile technology, including definitions about consumer mobile technology devices and communication technologies such as Wi-Fi, WiMAX and LTE.

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  • TD-SCDMA (time division synchronous code division multiple access) - TD-SCDMA (time division synchronous code division multiple access) is a mobile telephone standard for wireless network operators who want to move from a second generation (2G) wireless network to a third-generation (3G) one.
  • TDMA (time division multiple access) - TDMA (time division multiple access) is a technology used in digital cellular telephone communication that divides each cellular channel into three time slots in order to increase the amount of data that can be carried.
  • telecommunications (telecom) - Telecommunications is the transmission of data, voice and video over significant distances by electronic means that use a wide variety of networks and media.
  • telepresence robot - A telepresence robot is a remote-controlled, wheeled device that has wireless internet connectivity.
  • telestroke (telestroke services) - Telestroke is a web-based approach to treating stroke victims who have not been admitted to a hospital.
  • tethering - Tethering is the practice of using a mobile device (such as a cell phone) as a modem to connect another device (such as a laptop) to the Internet.
  • TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) - TETRA (Terrestrial Trunked Radio) is a set of standards developed by the European Telecommunications Standardisation Institute (ETSI) that describes a common mobile radio communications infrastructure throughout Europe.
  • text messaging (texting or wireless messaging) - Text messaging is the act of sending short, alphanumeric communications between cellphones, pagers or other hand-held devices, as implemented by a wireless carrier.
  • text on nine keys (T9) - Text on nine keys (T9) is a system that lets fixed and mobile phone users send text messages by pressing a number key for each letter in the message -- effectively making a keyboard out of the nine numeric phone entry keys.
  • thing (in the Internet of Things) - A thing, in the context of the Internet of things (IoT), is an entity or physical object that has a unique identifier, an embedded system and the ability to transfer data over a network.
  • toothing (Bluetoothing) - Toothing (sometimes called Bluetoothing) is the practice of contacting strangers via a Bluetooth wireless connection to flirt.
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  • touch screen - A touch screen is a computer display screen that is also an input device.
  • transceiver - A transceiver is a combination transmitter/receiver in a single package.
  • Transmeta - Transmeta is a Silicon Valley start-up company known for its recruitment of high profile talent and its Crusoe chip, designed for mobile Internet computing.
  • transponder - A transponder is a wireless communications, monitoring, or control device that picks up and automatically responds to an incoming signal.
  • traveling-wave tube (TWT) - A traveling-wave tube (TWT) is a specialized vacuum tube used in wireless communications, especially in satellite systems.
  • triangulation - Triangulation is a process by which the location of a radio transmitter can be determined by measuring either the radial distance, or the direction, of the received signal from two or three different points.
  • tropospheric propogation - Radio waves can propagate over the horizon when the lower atmosphere of the earth bends, scatters, and/or reflects the electromagnetic fields.
  • tweet - A tweet is a post on Twitter.
  • two-way pager - A two-way pager is a pager that allows you to send data as well as receive it.
  • UberFLEET - UberFLEET is a smartphone application that allows partners with Uber, a popular rideshare application, to oversee their fleet drivers.
  • ubiquitous networking - Ubiquitous networking is the pervasion of communications infrastructure and wireless technologies throughout the environment such that they enable continuous connectivity.
  • UHF (ultrahigh frequency) - The UHF (ultrahigh frequency) range of the radio spectrum is the band extending from 300 MHz to 3 GHz.
  • ultra wideband - Ultra wideband (also known as UWB or as digital pulse wireless) is a wireless technology for transmitting large amounts of digital data over a wide spectrum of frequency bands with very low power for a short distance.
  • ultra-mobile personal computer (UMPC or Ultra-mobile PC) - Ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) is a design specification for a hand-held computer that is larger than a PDA but smaller than a laptop.
  • ultrabook - An ultrabook is a category of thin and light laptop computers designed to bridge the market gap between tablets and premium notebook PCs.
  • UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service) - UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service) is a third-generation (3G) broadband, packet-based transmission of text, digitized voice, video, and multimedia at data rates up to 2 megabits per second (Mbps).
  • unified messaging (unified messaging system or UMS) - Unified messaging (sometimes referred to as the unified messaging system or UMS) is the handling of voice, fax, and regular text messages as objects in a single mailbox that a user can access either with a regular e-mail client or by telephone.
  • unique device identifier (UDID) - A unique device identifier (UDID) is a 40-character string assigned to certain Apple devices including the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
  • Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) - UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) is a so-called "third-generation (3G)," broadband, packet -based transmission of text, digitized voice, video, and multimedia at data rates up to and possibly higher than 2 megabits per second (Mbps), offering a consistent set of services to mobile computer and phone users no matter where they are located in the world.
  • URL shortening - URL shortening is the translation of a long Uniform Resource Locator (URL) into an abbreviated alternative that redirects to the longer URL.
  • USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) - USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) is a Global System for Mobile(GSM) communication technology that is used to send text between a mobile phone and an application program in the network.
  • vehicle-to-vehicle communication (V2V communication) - Vehicle-to-vehicle communication (V2V communication) is the wireless transmission of data between motor vehicles.
  • Venmo - Venmo is a smartphone app that designed to transfer payments from one user to another through connected bank accounts.
  • VHF (very high frequency) - The VHF (very high frequency) range of the radio spectrum is the band extending from 30 MHz to 300 MHz.
  • video telephony - Video telephony is full-duplex, real-time audio-visual communication between or among end users.
  • Vine (Vine app) - Vine is a free mobile application that enables users to record and share an unlimited number of short, looping video clips with a maximum length of six seconds.
  • virtual assistant - A virtual assistant is an electronic audio or audio/video avatar-centered program that uses artificial intelligence to perform tasks for the user.
  • Visor - Visor is the trade name of a handheld computer manufactured by Handspring.
  • VMware AirWatch - VMware AirWatch is an enterprise mobility software provider based in Atlanta.
  • VMware AirWatch - VMware AirWatch is an enterprise mobility software provider based in Atlanta.
  • VMware Horizon Mobile - VMware Horizon Mobile is mobile virtualization and application wrapping software that lets IT administrators control corporate data and applications on end users' smartphones and tablets.
  • VMware Horizon Workspace - VMware Horizon Workspace is enterprise mobility management software that creates a central repository where users can access corporate data, applications and virtual desktops from a variety of endpoint devices.
  • VMware Project AppShift - VMware Project AppShift is technology designed to improve the experience of using virtualized Windows and its applications on non-Windows tablets.
  • VMware Unity Touch - VMware Unity Touch is software that offers a touch-based interface for navigating folders and launching applications when running Windows in a virtual machine on a smartphone or tablet.
  • voice activation detection (VAD) - In Voice over IP (VOiP), voice activation detection (VAD) is a software application that allows a data network carrying voice traffic over the Internet to detect the absence of audio and conserve bandwidth by preventing the transmission of "silent packets" over the network.
  • voice assistant - A voice assistant is a digital assistant that uses voice recognition, natural language processing and speech synthesis to provide aid to users through phones and voice recognition applications.
  • voice dial - Voice dial is a telephone feature that initiates a call when the user says a contact name or the digits in a phone number.
  • voice morphing - Voice morphing is the software-generated alteration of a person's natural voice.
  • voice portal (vortal) - A voice portal (sometimes called a vortal) is a Web portal that can be accessed entirely by voice.
  • voice search - Voice search is a speech recognition technology that allows users to search by saying terms aloud rather than typing them into a search field.
  • voice-enabled e-mail (voice-activated e-mail) - Voice-enabled e-mail (sometimes referred to as voice-activated e-mail) uses voice recognition and speech synthesis technologies to enable users to access their e-mail from any telephone.
  • voice-to-text - Voice-to-text is a type of speech recognition program that converts spoken to written language.
  • VoIP phone - A VoIP phone is a hardware- or software-based telephone designed to use voice over IP (VoIP) technology to send and receive phone calls over an IP network.
  • VOIPSA (Voice over IP Security Alliance) - VOIPSA (Voice over IP Security Alliance) is a cross-industry coalition of individuals and organizations from the security and VoIP communications sectors.
  • VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) - VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) is a satellite communications system that serves home and business users.
  • VxWorks - VxWorks is a real-time operating system (RTOS) that can be used in embedded systems.
  • W-CDMA (Wideband Code-Division Multiple Access) - Also see CDMA, CDMA One, and CDMA2000.
  • WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) - WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) is a specification for a set of communication protocols to standardize the way that wireless devices, such as cellular telephones and radio transceivers, can be used for Internet access.
  • war driving (access point mapping) - War driving, also called access point mapping, is the act of locating and possibly exploiting connections to wireless local area networks while driving around a city or elsewhere.
  • warchalking (war chalking) - Warchalking is a grass roots effort to create a standard iconography for public Wi-Fi access.
  • WAX (Wireless Abstract XML) - Wireless Abstract XML (WAX) is an abstract markup language and associated tools that facilitate wireless application development.
  • wearables security - Wearables security is the area of system and data protection concerned with the particular risks related to computing devices worn on the user's body such as smartwatches, headsets and fitness trackers.
  • Web slate - A Web slate is a wireless Internet appliance that consists of a liquid crystal display (LCD) with a touch screen that allows the user to view and interact with Web pages.
  • Web texting - Web texting is two-way text messaging from the Web to a handheld mobile device, usually a cellular phone.
  • WhatsApp - WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform instant messaging application that allows iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia smartphone users to exchange text, image, video and audio messages for free.
  • whip antenna - A whip antenna is a single-element antenna that can be used with anunbalanced feed line such as coaxial cable,or attached directly to a wirelesstransmitter, receiver, or transceiver.
  • white space device (WSD) - A white space device is an FCC-certified wireless device that can be used without an exclusive broadcast license in the RF spectrum below 700 MHz: underutilized, unlicensed portions of the spectrum called white space.
  • White Space Wi-Fi (White-Fi) - White space Wi-Fi, also known as White-Fi, specified in IEEE 802.
  • Wi-Fi (802.11x standard) - Wi-Fi is the popular term for high-frequency wireless local area network (WLAN) technology and a standard that has gained acceptance in many companies as an alternative to a wired LAN.
  • Wi-Fi Alliance - The Wi-Fi Alliance is a wireless industry organization that exists to promote wireless technologies and interoperability.
  • Wi-Fi cell phone (cellular-Internet phone or cell-Internet phone) - A Wi-Fi cell phone (also called a cellular-Internet phone or cell-Internet phone) is a wireless telephone set that can automatically switch between conventional cellular and Wi-Fi VoIP modes, even during the course of a conversation.
  • Wi-Fi HaLow (802.11ah) - HaLow is based on the WiFi Alliance 802.
  • Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) - Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM), previously known as Wireless Multimedia Extensions (WME), is a subset of the 802.
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) - Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is a security standard for users of computing devices equipped with wireless internet connections, or Wi-Fi.
  • Wi-Fi range extender (range expander) - A Wi-Fi range extender, sometimes called a range expander, is a type of wireless repeater used to expand the reach of a wireless LAN.
  • Wi-Fi Sense - Windows Wi-Fi Sense allows Windows 10 users to get Internet access from public hotspots and private wireless local area networks (WLANs) that have been shared by friends.
  • Wibree (Baby Bluetooth) - Wibree, also called Baby Bluetooth, is a low-power wireless local area network (WLAN) technology that facilitates interoperability among mobile and portable consumer devices such as pagers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), wireless computer peripherals, entertainment devices and medical equipment.
  • WiDEN (Wideband Integrated Digital Enhanced Network) - WiDEN (Wideband Integrated Digital Enhanced Network) is an upgraded version of iDEN (Integrated Digital Enhanced Network), a wireless communications technology originally developed by Motorola in 1993 and deployed by Nextel in 1996 to combine the capabilities of digital cellular telephone, two-way radio, alphanumeric pager and data/fax modem in a single network.
  • WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) - WiMAX is a wireless industry coalition whose members organized to advance IEEE 802.
  • Windows 10 Mobile - Windows 10 Mobile is Microsoft’s operating system for handheld devices; the mobile OS follows Windows Phone 8.
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  • Windows RT - Windows RT (for "Runtime") is a version of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system (OS) designed for mobile devices, particularly tablet PCs.
  • Windows To Go - Windows To Go is a feature of the Windows 8 Enterprise operating system that allows it to be copied to a portable USB storage device.

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