is a trademark owned by Texas Instruments, representing a technology used in some TVs and video projectors.
An impact printer that forms text and graphic images by hammering the ends of pins against a ribbon in a pattern (a matrix) of dots.
is an optical disc storage media format, and was invented and developed by Philips, Sony, Toshiba, and Time Warner in 1995.
A Digital Video Disc (DVD) format capable of storing up to 4.7GB of data, transferring data at higher speeds, and reading Digital Video Disc and existing CD-ROM discs.
1.A data storage device containing flash memory that has no moving parts and does not need batteries or a power supply.
Hard Disk Drive
A secondary storage medium that uses several rigid disks coated with a magnetically sensitive material and housed together with the recording heads in a hermetically sealed mechanism.
(HDTV) A digital television standard, part of the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's Advanced TV standard, that enables television stations to broadcast high-resolution video with CD-quality sound.
A non-impact printer that forms an image by spraying ink from a matrix of tiny jets.
Any information entered into a computer.
Any peripheral that assists one in getting data into a computer, such as a keyboard, mouse, trackball, voice recognition system, graphics tablet, or modem.
The most frequently used input device.The keyboard provides a set of alphabetic, numeric, punctuation, symbol, and control keys. When a character key is pressed, a coded input signal is sent to the computer, which echoes the signal by displaying a character onscreen. The 104-key keyboard is standard for PCs, and the 108-key Apple Pro keyboard is standard for the Macintosh.
A high-resolution printer that uses a version of the electrostatic reproduction technology of copying machines to fuse text and graphic images to paper.
Liquid Crystal Display
A low-power display technology used in laptop computers and small, battery-powered electronic devices such as meters, testing equipment, and digital watches.
Magnetic Storage Device
MICR is an acronym for Magnetic Ink Character Recognition.
(display) The complete device that produces an onscreen image, including the display and all necessary internal support circuitry. A monitor also is called a video display unit (VD
An input device equipped with one or more control buttons that is housed in a palm-sized case and designed so that one can move it about on the table next to his or her keyboard.
Optical Character Recognition
(OCR) A technology (including software and hardware devices) which enables computers to read printed text and to place this text into a text editor or word processing program.
Optical Mark Reader
(OMR) Computer device for reading examinations completed by students who fill in boxes with their responses.
(OCR) Instead of using a rubber ball to communicate its movement, an optical mouse shines a beam of light onto the surface beneath it and reads the changes in that surface when the mouse moves.
The process of displaying or printing the results of processing operations.
electronic or electromechanical equipment connected to a computer and used to transfer data out of the computer in the form of text, images, sounds, or other media.
An input device such as a mouse, trackball, or graphics tablet used to manipulate a pointer onscreen.
A pencil eraser-sized, rubberized device in the center of the keyboard, which is moved with the fingertip to relocate the cursor onscreen.
A computer peripheral designed to print computer-generated text or graphics on paper or other physical media.
The quality of a computerrepresented image or sound, especially with respect to its capability to trick the eye (or ear) into perceiving it as a convincing duplicate of the original.
(fixed storage) A nonvolatile storage medium, such as a disk drive, that stores program instructions and data even after one switches off the power.
A segment of one of the concentric tracks encoded on a floppy or hard disk during a low-level format.
(SSD) A solid-state drive (SSD) is a data storage device that uses solid-state memory to store persistent data.
Solid-State Storage Device
(voice recognition) The decoding of human speech into transcribed text by means of a computer program.
Any optical or magnetic device capable of information storage functions in a computer system.
A thermal transfer printer is a printer which prints on paper (or some other material) by melting a coating of ribbon so that it stays glued to the material on which the print is applied.
Another term for USB flash drive
A computer input device in the form of a small panel containing different touch-sensitive areas.
Video Graphics Array
(VGA) A color bitmapped graphics display standard introduced by IBM in 1987 with its PS/2 computers.
1.A video camera that inputs to a computer connected to the Internet, so that its images can be viewed by Internet users.