tg 4 - analog signals Continuous waves that transmit...

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analog signals Continuous waves that transmit information by altering the amplitude and frequency of the waves. asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) Data transmission technology that uses packet switching and allows for almost unlimited bandwidth on demand. backbone networks The main fiber-optic network that links the nodes of a network. bandwidth The range of frequencies available in a communications channel, stated in bits per second. bridge A communications processor that connects two networks of the same type. broadband A transmission speed ranging from 256 Kbps up to several terabits per second. broadcast media (also called wireless media ) Communications channels that use electromagnetic media (the "airwaves") to transmit data. cable media (also called wireline media ) Communications channels that use physical wires or cables to transmit data and information. cable modems A modem that operates over coaxial cable and offers high-speed access to the Internet or corporate intranets. clients Computers, such as users' personal computers, that use any of the services provided by servers. client/server computing Form of distributed processing in which some machines (servers) perform computing functions for end-user PCs. (clients) coaxial cable Insulated copper wire; used to carry highspeed data traffic and television signals.
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