Mobile Computing Definitions

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    802.11x

    802.11x refers to a group of evolving wireless local area network (WLAN) standards that are under development as elements of the IEEE 802.11 family of specifications, but that have not yet been formally approved or deployed.

  • 802.15

    802.15 is a communications specification that was approved in early 2002 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association (IEEE-SA) for wireless personal area networks (WPANs).

  • 802.16

    802.16 is a group of broadband wireless communications standards for metropolitan area networks (MANs) developed by a working group of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

  • 802.16a

    802.16a is a wireless communications specification for metropolitan area networks (MANs).

  • 802.16c

    802.16c is a set of clarifications and updates to the 102.16 family of wireless communications specifications for metropolitan area networks (MANs).

  • 802.1X

    The 802.1X standard is designed to enhance the security of wireless local area networks (WLANs) that follow the IEEE 802.11 standard.

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    Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP)

    Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) is an interface specification that enables 3-D graphics to display quickly on ordinary personal computers.

  • access point

    In a wireless local area network (WLAN), an access point is a station that transmits and receives data (sometimes referred to as a transceiver).

  • Active Directory Federation Services (AD Federation Services)

    Active Directory Federation Services (AD Federation Services) is a feature of the Windows Server operating system that extends end users' single sign-on access to applications and systems outside the corporate firewall.

  • ad-hoc network

    An ad-hoc network is a local area network (LAN) that is built spontaneously as devices connect.

  • Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS)

    Advanced Mobile Phone Service (AMPS) is a standard system for analog signal cellular telephone service in the United States and is also used in other countries. It is based on the initial electromagnetic radiation spectrum allocation for cellular service by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 1970. Introduced by AT&T in 1983, AMPS became one of the most widely deployed cellular system in the United States. (Continued...)

  • air interface

    In cellular telephone communications, the air interface is the radio-frequency portion of the circuit between the cellular phone set or wireless modem (usually portable or mobile) and the active base station.

  • Airborne Internet (A.I.)

    The Airborne Internet is a proposed network intended for use in aviation communications, navigation, and surveillance (CNS).

  • amateur radio (ham radio)

    Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, is a hobby enjoyed by several hundred thousand people in the United States and by over a million people worldwide.

  • Amazon Cloud Drive

    Amazon Cloud Drive is an online storage service that allows users to upload and access music, videos, documents and photos from Web-connected devices.

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