AppsView – VTEL’s Windows, based customizable user interface.
Ascend – A brand name for equipment.
AUP – Acceptable Use Policy – A statement by an organization participating in a network, as to what kinds of uses are acceptable for traffic over the network that relies on or uses hardware, software, services, or content (file) provided by the organization.
Bandwidth – Rate of information flow The amount of transmission capacity. The higher the bandwidth, the more data that can be transmitted at the same time.
BONDING – Bandwidth On Demand Interoperability Group using several smaller channels instead on one large channel to connect.
Bridge – Specialized equipment, in K20’s case, an MCU, which connects or bridges, two or more networks together.
Bridging – Connecting dedicated sites and/or dial-up sites from any location via a MCU.
Broadcast with Scan – If a presenter does not want interaction during a conference, but would like to see and not hear the other sites, Broadcast w/Scan are an option. The presenter or broadcaster chooses a scan rate of 5 to 240 seconds, and will see the other sites at that predetermined rate. Remember this is an option available when scheduling on KORRS.
Chair Control – Allows the participants to define a chairperson, allowing the chair to grant the floor to a specific site and also determine who will be seen at any given time during the conference.
CLI – Compression Labs Incorporated – VC room systems, now a part of VTEL.
Continuous Presence – This is a variation of Voice-Activate switching. Continuous Presence breaks the network image into quadrants. If there are five sites in the multipoint conference, CP will display four of them in the quads on screen. When the fifth site speaks, the site, which spoke the longest time ago, will be “bumped” to make way for the site number five. It works under voice-activated switching, so any site who is switched to, will enter on of the quads.
Desktop – The background area on a computer where all applications, icons, and dialog boxes appear.
DIS – Department of Information Services, Washington State government agency
DITU – The District Institutional Unit is a district network support individual who has been identified as the K-20 point of contact for problem identification in the district.
Echo Canceller – A device which gates the audio signal coming into a room and removes any repetitive elements of the signal from the audio input and output to eliminate echo “feedback”.
ESA – VTEL’s platform name for the Enterprise Series Architecture system.
ESD – Educational Service District, there are 9 in Washington State