Defines the physical devices, facilities and standards that provide the computing and networking within and between enterprises.
- Embedded Technology Devices
his refers to the various devices and parts that make up a Server or Computer as well as devices that perform specific functionality outside of a Server or Computer.
- Local Area Network (LAN)
A network that interconnects devices over a geographically small area, typically in one building or a part of a building. The most popular LAN type is Ethernet. LANs allow the sharing of resources and the exchange of both video and data.
- Network Devices / Standards
A group of stations (computers, telephones, or other devices) connected by communications facilities for exchanging information. Connection can be permanent, via cable, or temporary, through telephone or other communications links. The transmission medium can be physical (i.e. fiber optic cable) or wireless (i.e. satellite).
Computer devices that are not part of the essential computer (i.e. the memory and microprocessor). Peripheral devices can be external and internal.
- Servers / Computers
This refers to the various types of programmable machines which are capable of responding to sets of instructions and executing programs.
- Video Conferencing
Communication across long distances with video and audio contact that may also include graphics and data exchange. Digital video transmission systems typically consist of camera, codec (coder-decoder), network access equipment, network, and audio system.
- Wide Area Network (WAN)
A data network typically extending a LAN outside a building or beyond a campus. Typically created by using bridges or routers to connect geographically separated LANs. WANs include commercial or educational dial-up networks such as CompuServe, InterNet and BITNET.