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In an effort to help consumers better
understand some of the terminology they will encounter along
the way, we compile on an ongoing basis terms utilized in the
Remote Connection Terms
- Audio Support - the remote control software
transfers audio signals across the network and plays the
audio through the speakers attached to the local computer.
For example, music playback software normally sends audio
signals to the locally-attached speakers, via some sound
controller hardware. If the remote control software package
supports audio transfer, the playback software can run on
the remote computer, while the music can be heard from the
local computer, as though the software were running locally.
- Built-in Encryption - the software has at least
one method of encrypting the data between the local and
remote computers, and the encryption mechanism is built into
the remote control software.
- File Transfer - the software allows the user to
transfer files between the local and remote computers, from
within the client software's user interface.
- Seamless Window - the software allows an
application to be run on the server, and just the
application window to be shown on the clients desktop.
Normally the remote user interface chrome is also removed,
giving the impression that the application is running on the
Data Transfer Terms
- Bandwidth - is the speed at which data is
transferred over an electronic communication device like a
server. The units of measurement are based on the maximum
transfer rate and measured in either Kbps or Mbps.
- Kbps (Kilobits per second) - A measure of 1024
bits of information transferred per second.
- Mbps (Megabits per second) - A measure of
approximately one million bits of information transferred
- Bit - According to Wikipedia, "a
bit is a binary digit, taking a value of either 0 or 1. For
example, the number 10010111 is 8 bits long, also referred
to as 1 PC byte..."
Data Capacity Terms
- Byte - A unit of data that has eight binary
digits in length like the example above.
- Kilobyte - Used to measure memory capacity equal
to 1024 bytes of information. Commonly used to measure the
size of files.
- Megabyte - Used to measure memory capacity equal
to about 1 million bytes. This form of measurement became
popular after computers advanced and where able to store
massive amounts of data. The Megabyte is commonly used to
measure the capacity of a computers hard drive.
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