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  • Block Buster - 1,028 words
    Block Buster BLOCKBUSTER ENTERTAINMENT David P. Cook created the first Blockbuster Video store in October 1985 in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Cook intended to establish video superstores that would respond to the on going trends in the video industry during the 1980's because the number or households buying VCRs was increasing very much and so was the number of film titles. He wanted to create a store that would respond to the customer's needs such as: nice facilities, wide selections of videos, fast service, and convenience. A computer system was developed so that the company was able to track specific demographic data, customer's renting patterns, and the number of times a cassette has been rented, ...
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  • Cable Modems: Cable Tv Meets The Internet - 3,910 words
    ... downstream traffic travels through the cable modem's Media Access Control mechanism. The MAC mechanism's functions are fairly complex. The MAC mechanism's main purpose is to implement MAC protocols under the direction of the CMTS. MAC protocols are used to time-share the cable media among the various cable modems in a cable data network. The MAC processes can be implemented in hardware, or a combination of software and hardware. Both the CMTS and the MAC mechanism implement MAC protocols to perform ranging procedures to compensate for cable media delays and line losses. The CMTS also interfaces with the MAC mechanism in each cable modem to assign upstream frequencies and upstream time s ...
    Related: cable, cable modems, internet access, internet connection, internet protocol, internet service, internet usage
  • Digital Subscriber Line - 766 words
    Digital Subscriber Line Digital Subscriber Line new technology that takes advantage of standard copper telephone line to provide secure, reliable, high-speed Internet access. DSL refers to the family of digital subscriber line technologies, such as ADSL, HDSL, and RADSL. Connection speed for DSL ranges from 1.44 Mbps to 512 Kbps downstream and around 128 Kbps upstream. Unlike traditional connections DSL such as analog modems and IDSN, DSL deliver continuous "always on" access. That means multimedia-rich websites, e-mail, and other online applications are available anytime. DSL makes it possible for you to remain online even while youre talking on the telephone-without jeopardizing the qualit ...
    Related: digital, subscriber, internet users, cable modems, bandwidth
  • Internet - 1,795 words
    ... ceasta tehnologie este disponibila atit pentru firme, cit si pentru utilizatori individuali. Adevarata explozie in domeniul exploatarii retelei X-telecomului a constituit-o mai recenta tehnologie ADSL(asymetric digital subscriber line). In momentul de fata, este cea mai avansata tehnologie din lume, ce transforma banala pereche de sirme din cupru in linii digitale de mare viteza pentru acces Internet ultra-rapid. Modemurile ADSL folosesc o tehnica de codare digitala care nu interfereaza cu serviciile conventionale de voce. Aceasta inseamna ca poti vorbi la telefon, sau trimite un fax, simultan cu navigarea pe Internet. Modemurile sunt asimterice pentru ca transmit datele din downstream m ...
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  • Multimedia - 1,108 words
    ... ypertext is used with multimedia in order to produce a system in which learners can determine their own paths through the medium. Hypertext is the process of linking concepts within text documents through the use of 'hotwords'. A hotword is an active word within a document that the user can click on to navigate to another part of the project or to initiate some form of interaction. However navigation by hypertext can be confusing, it can be easy for a user to become 'lost in hyperspace'. After a few clicks users can be so far from the original topic that they become hopelessly confused. Nearly all multimedia applications include text in some form. Text and the written language remain the ...
    Related: multimedia, computer application, the chosen, video on demand, interface
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