Technology / Computers / Packet
Packet: A unit of data formatted to transmit through a network. A packet is sent from a source to a destination.
Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD): An enhanced packet overlay on analog cell phone networks used to transmit and receive data. This technology allows data files to be broken into a number of packets and sent along idle channe . . . View Full Definition
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS): A GSM data transmission technique that does not set up a continuous channel from a portable terminal for the transmission and reception of data, but transmits and receives data in packets. G . . . View Full Definition
AT Attachment Packet Interface (ATAPI): A specification that defines device-side characteristics for IDC peripherals like CD-ROM and tape drives.
Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX): A networking protocol used by the Novell NetWare operating systems. Like UDP/IP, IPX is a datagram protocol used for connectionless communications. Higher-level protocols, such as SPX and NC . . . View Full Definition
Wideband Packet CDMA (WPCDMA): A technical proposal from Golden Bridge Technology that wraps WCDMA and cdma2000 into one standard.
Photon: A discrete packet of energy associated with electromagnetic radiation. Each photon carries energy E proportional to the frequency nu of the radiation: E = hnu, where h is Planck's constant.
Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP): A network that allows for real-time conversation by sending digital voice information in the form of packets over the Internet rather than the traditional circuit-committed protocols used by . . . View Full Definition
Wake-on-LAN (WOL): This technology is used to remotely wake up a sleeping or powered off PC over a network. When the system is turned off, the managed network adapter uses an alternate power source to monitor . . . View Full Definition
Pouchong: A kind of scented Chinese or Formosan tea derived from the Cantonese method of packing tea in smaller paper packets each of which was supposed to be the product of one tea plant.
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