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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For improved connectivity with other companies' SCADA systems and higher-level databases, GA10 Release 2 supports the OPC-UA industrial communications protocol. As a result, a greater variety of host systems can now access data collected by plant facility monitoring systems.
This technology has been confirmed to enable smoother use of remote-desktop applications in a variety of communications environments than with TCP(1), the communications protocol used as a standard in many applications.
The most recent software update accessible through the new website enables the G4 family of instruments to communicate with other industrial control systems and their components via the Ethemet/IP open communications protocol. This capability was previously available only in the G4 Weighing Standard software.
However, with conventional load distribution methods, when involving shared service elements that are distributed over multiple servers communicating over various communications protocols, it is not certain that a server and service elements will remain linked between each protocol.
* SCADA:MODBUS: Modbus is a serial communications protocol for use with its programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
 SCADA:MODBUS: Modbus is a serial communications protocol for use with its programmable logic controllers (PLCs).
As part of the update a new client-server communications protocol, called KBOX Agent Messaging Protocol, as well as extended KBOX Remote Replication support offering enhanced support for remote office management, were unveiled.
DHCP is a communications protocol found on most networks; it allows network administrators to manage and automate the assignment of IP addresses in an organization's network.
Tokyo, Japan, Aug 29, 2005 - (JCNN) - The Infrared Data Association (IrDA) has decided to formally adopt IrSimple, a high-speed infrared communications protocol, as its global standard.
First, its IP-based communications protocol provides scalability, ease of management, and integration of the storage grid, which is connected throughout by a ubiquitous Ethernet network.
SmartScan is a new, fully digital communications protocol for improved event reporting speed and accuracy and the latest product from Gamewell of Northford, Connecticut.
Des Moines University (DMU) is working on a new Internet communications protocol called the Iowa Internet Annoyance Logging Protocol (IIALP), which allows end users and system administrators to track abusive Internet activity.

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