front end processor


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front end processor

A computer that handles communications processing for a mainframe. It connects to the communications lines on one end and the mainframe on the other. It transmits and receives messages, assembles and disassembles packets and detects and corrects errors. It is sometimes synonymous with a communications controller, although the latter is usually not as flexible.
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CALGARY, Alberta -- Zi Corporation (NASDAQ:ZICA) (TSX:ZIC), a leading provider of intelligent interface solutions, today announced the availability of a new updated and advanced version of the successful and award-winning eZiTap(TM) Front End Processor (FEP), a downloadable version of the Company's embedded eZiTap predictive text software offered in 38 unique language databases.
This news comes less than a month after Zi announced it has won the "Best Productivity Application" for the Symbian OS (Operating System) in the 2004 Handango Champion Awards for its eZiTap(TM) Front End Processor (FEP) predictive text technology.
This news comes less than a month after Zi won the "Best Productivity Application" for the Symbian OS (Operating System) in the 2004 Handango Champion Awards for its eZiTap(TM) Front End Processor (FEP) predictive text technology.
CALGARY, Alberta -- Zi Corporation (Nasdaq:ZICA) (TSX:ZIC), a leading provider of intelligent interface solutions, today announced that its eZiTap(TM) Front End Processor (FEP) predictive text technology has been named the "Best Productivity Application" for the Symbian OS (Operating System) by Handango, the leading provider of mobile downloads, in the 2004 Handango Champion Awards.
Zi Corporation (Nasdaq: ZICA) (TSX: ZIC), a leading provider of intelligent interface solutions, today announced that its eZiTap Front End Processor (FEP) predictive text technology is now available for the new Sony Ericsson P900 Smart Phone, unveiled earlier this week at the Communications Telecom Industry Association (CTIA) industry tradeshow in Las Vegas.
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Its interconnect operating system, front end processors and software are mainly Chinese, says website's editor Jack Dongarra.