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Jargon Buster

With so much terminology now used in our "techie" world it's hardly surprising we can all get confused!

Let our Jargon Buster below give a plain English explanation of many terms you will find used throughout our online store.

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) is a form of DSL, a data communications technology that enables faster data transmission over copper telephone lines than a conventional modem can provide. It does this by utilizing frequencies that are normally not used by a voice telephone call, in particular, frequencies higher than normal human hearing. This signal will not travel very far over normal telephone cables, so ADSL can only be used over short distances, typically less than 2 km. Once the signal reaches the telephone company's local office, the ADSL signal is stripped off and immediately routed onto a conventional internet network, while any voice-frequency signal is switched into the conventional phone network. This allows a single telephone connection to be used for both ADSL and voice calls at the same time.

DECT or Digital Enhanced (formerly European) Cordless Telecommunications is a standard for digital portable phones, commonly used for domestic or corporate purposes.

Bluetooth refers to a short-range radio technology aimed at simplifying communications between devices. Bluetooth technology was ideally designed to replace the plethora of cables that connect our fixed and mobile devices. With Bluetooth technology these devices can communicate without wire over an air interface using radio waves to pass information back and forth between devices.

An integrated, professional strength firewall enables user to maintain network privacy and protects your computer from Internet attacks.

The part of a system responsible for sending a signal. In the case of wireless speakers for example, the transmitter will send the signal via the airwaves and destined for the receiver or speakers with inbuilt receivers.

Secures the wireless aspect of the networking product against attack.

Universal Serial Bus (USB)
USB is the most common type of computer port used in today's computers. It can be used to connect keyboards, mice, game controllers, printers, scanners, digital cameras, and removable media drives, just to name a few.

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