communications protocol


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Noun1.communications protocol - (computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
prescript, rule - prescribed guide for conduct or action
file transfer protocol, FTP - protocol that allows users to copy files between their local system and any system they can reach on the network
HTTP, hypertext transfer protocol - a protocol (utilizing TCP) to transfer hypertext requests and information between servers and browsers
musical instrument digital interface, MIDI - a standard protocol for communication between electronic musical instruments and computers
TCP, transmission control protocol - a protocol developed for the internet to get data from one network device to another; "TCP uses a retransmission strategy to insure that data will not be lost in transmission"
TCP/IP, transmission control protocol/internet protocol - a set of protocols (including TCP) developed for the internet in the 1970s to get data from one network device to another
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Incorporating IrSimple into digital consumer electronics devices and home appliances is expected to lead to a significant expansion in applications for this new communications protocol.
The new royalties and licensing terms will be posted on the Microsoft Communications Protocol Program (MCPP) website and are effective immediately.
The Echo network, which uses a proprietary communications protocol, no longer is limited by a central controller, providing flexibility to expand and add new nodes in a system without rewiring back to a central processor.
Through its implementation of the latest SIP communications protocol, as well as the H.

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