WiMAX stands for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access. It is based on the IEEE 802.16 standard that aims at WMANs (Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks). Hence it aims to provide wireless data communication over long distances in different ways, including point to point link and full mobile cellular type access.
2. Wireless Local Loops (WLLs)
Wireless Local Loops technology supports fixed wireless systems. It provide several MHz of bandwidth that can be used for high speed Internet access and data transfer in addition to the basic telephone service.
3. WAP (Wireless Application Protocol)
Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is a technical standard for accessing information over a mobile wireless network. A WAP browser is a web browser for mobile devices such as mobile phones that uses the protocol.
A workstation is a powerful desktop computer designed to meet computing needs of engineers, architects, and other professionals who need greater processing power, larger storage, and better graphics display facility than what normal PCs provide. For example, workstations are used commonly for computer-aided design (CAD), simulation of complex scientific and engineering problems, visualization of results of simulation, and multimedia applications such as for creating special audio-visual effects in movies or television programs.
5. WAIS (Wide area information server)
An information service used to search through cast quantities of information normally on the internet. The user provides keywords and information is returned which matches the users query.
6. Write Protect
A file or disk is write protected to prevent anyone accidentally or intentionally changing the contents. A write protected file can only be read.
1. Y2K (Year 2000)
An abbreviation used to signify the problem that many operating systems and application programs will not work properly after the year 2000. This is because the programs have been written using 2 characters to signify the year (95, 96, 98 etc.) not taking the century into consideration. 00 will represent year 2000 and the programs will process this year as if its occurs before any other (as 00 is less than 95).
1. ZIF Socket (Zero insertion Force)
The processor in most modem PC’s sits in what is called a ZIF Socket. The idea is that it is easy to insert a new chip. A lever is pulled to get the chip out, plug in the new chip and throw the lever to lock it in place.