An array of rectangular marks and spaces in a predetermined pattern.
Usually used for automatic product identification.
A type of data processing operation and data communications
transmission where related transactions are grouped together and
transmitted for processing, usually by the same computer and under the
same application; generally regarded as non-real-time data traffic
consisting of large files.
A measurement of the signaling speed of a data transmission device;
equivalent to the maximum number of signaling elements, or symbols,
per second that are generated; may be different from bit/second rate,
however, especially at higher speeds, as several bits may be encoded
per symbol, or baud, with advance encoding techniques such as
- Bill of Lading:
Document issued by a carrier to confirm receipt of goods to be
transported to an agreed destination. This document states the terms
on which the carrier undertakes the transport. If issued in negotiable
form, it symbolizes title to the goods.
An acronym for the Baltic Maritme International Conference, a London
based shipping organization.
Abbreviation for bisynchronous
Bisynchronous (Binary Synchronous Communications [BSC]):
Character-oriented data communications protocol developed by IBM.
Bit rate (BPS):
The rate at which bits (binary digits) are transmitted over a
communications path. Normally expressed in bits per second (bps). The
bit rate is not to be confused with the data signaling rate (Baud)
which measures the rate of signal changes being transmitted.
Abbreviation for Bisynchronous