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channel

(1) A transmission path

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(2) A set of properties that distinguishes one channel from another.

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channel bank

A channel bank is the foundation for all digital telecommunication transmissions. It is the part of a carrier -multiplex terminal that multiplexes a group of channels into a higher bit-rate digital channel and demultiplexes these aggregates back into individual channels.

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RSS channel

Definition of the term 'RSS channel'

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alpha channel

In graphics, a portion of each pixel's data that is reserved for transparency information. 32-bit graphics systems contain four channels -- three 8-bit channels for red, green, and blue (RGB) and one 8-bit alpha channel.

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Fibre Channel

A serial data transfer architecture developed by a consortium of computer and mass storage device manufacturers and now being standardized by ANSI. The most prominent Fibre Channel standard is Fibre Channel Arbitrated Loop (FC-AL).

FC-AL was designed for new mass storage devices and other peripheral devices that require very high bandwidth.

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channel bonding

A technology that combines two telephone lines into a single channel, effectively doubling the data transfer speeds. To take advantage of channel bonding, you need two modems and two telephone lines.

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channel partner

The name used to describe a company that partners with a manufacturer or producer to market and sell the manufacturer's products, services, or technologies- usually through a co-branding relationship. Channel partners may be distributors, vendors, retailers, consultants, systems integrators (SI), technology deployment consultancies, and value-added resellers (VARs) and other organizations.

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