INFO 210 Key Terms CH 7 test.txt

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INFO 210 Key Terms CH 7 test.txt
2012-11-11 12:37:02
INFO 210

Ch 7 Part 2
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  1. Applications that use location information to provide a service
    Location-Based Services (LBS)
  2. A large computer network usually spanning a city
    Metropolitan Area Network (MAN)
  3. A device that enables a computer to transmit and receive data
  4. Private companies that own and maintain the worldwide backbone that supports the Internet
    National Service Providers (NSPs)
  5. Traffic exchange points in the routing hierarchy of the Internet that connects NSPs
    Network Access Points (NAPs)
  6. The efficient coexistence of telephone, video, and data communication within a single network, offering convenience and flexibility not possible with separate infrastructures
    Network Convergence
  7. A computer network that relies on the computing power and bandwidth of the participants in the network rather than a centralized server
    Peer-to-Peer (P2P)
  8. Provide communication over a short distance that is intended for use with devices that are owned and operated by a single user
    Personal Area Networks (PAN)
  9. A standard that specifies the format of data as well as the rules to be followed during transmission
  10. Uses electronic tags and labels to identify objects wirelessly over short distances
    Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)
  11. Offer Internet service by connecting to NSPs, but they also can connect directly to each other
    Regional Service Providers (RSPs)
  12. A space station that orbits the Earth receiving and transmitting signals from Earth-based stations over a wide area
  13. A combination of HTIP and SSL to provide encryption and secure identification of an Internet server
    Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (SHTIP or HTIPS)
  14. A standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a Web server and a browser, ensuring that all data passed between them remains private
    Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
  15. Offer more advanced computing ability and connectivity than basic cell phones
    Smart Phones
  16. An electronic document that confirms the identity of a website or server and verifies that a public key belongs to a trustworthy individual or company
    SSL Certificate
  17. A method of sending audio and video files over the Internet in such a way that the user can view the file while it is being transferred
  18. A type of data connection able to transmit a digital signal at 1.544 Mpbs
    T1 Line
  19. Provides the technical foundation for the public Internet as well as for large numbers of private networks
    Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
  20. The integration of communication channels into a single service
    Unified Communications (UC)
  21. Companies can establish direct private network links among themselves or create private, secure Internet access, in effect a "private tunnel" within the Internet
    Virtual Private Network (VPN)
  22. Uses I P technology to transmit telephone calls
    Voice Over IP (VoIP)
  23. Spans a large geographic area such as a state, province, or country
    Wide Area Network (WAN)
  24. A wireless security protocol to protect Wi-Fi networks
    Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA)
  25. A means by which portable devices can connect wirelessly to a local area network, using access points that send and receive data via radio waves
    Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi)
  26. A local area network that uses radio signals to transmit and receive data over distances of a few hundred feet
    Wireless LAN (WLAN)
  27. A metropolitan area network that uses radio signals to transmit and receive data
    Wireless MAN (WMAN)
  28. A wide area network that uses radio signals to transmit and receive data
    Wireless WAN (WWAN)
  29. A communications technology aimed at providing high-speed wireless data over metropolitan area networks
    Worldwide lnteroperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX)