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bitstream

Computing a sequence of digital data transmitted electronically

bitstream

(1) A series of bits. It typically refers to the transmission of data but may refer to that same set of data in memory or in storage. A bitstream may be structured in any number of formats, but the term is used at the hardware level when referring to the actual flow of data or a block of data in storage.

Bytestreams and Octet Streams
A stream of bytes, also called "octets," is a "bytestream" or "octet stream" and is naturally also a bitstream because bytes are made of eight bits.

Application/Octet Stream
An "application/octet stream" refers to bytes flowing over the Internet. See byte and octet.

(2) An audio mode on DVD and Blu-ray players. See Bitstream mode.
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Bitstream is a pioneer and technology innovator in the variable data printing market starting with its introduction of variable data software in 1997.
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Available as an SDK (Software Developers' Kit), Font Fusion renders a wide variety of industry-standard and compact font formats: OpenType, TrueType, Type 1, CFF/Type2, T2K[R] Latin, T2K Asian, TrueDoc[R] PFR (portable font resource), Bitstream Speedo[R], Font Fusion stroke (FFS), BDF (bitmap distribution format) format, as well as embedded bitmaps.
Anna Chagnon, Bitstream President and CEO, comments, "Bitstream is honored to have been selected by HP to work together on advanced digital printing applications and strategies.
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