external interface


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external interface

(1) A connection to a device outside the computer's cabinet. Contrast with internal interface.

(2) A connection to the WAN side of a router. The WAN may be a public or private network. Contrast with internal interface.
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Yet smaller lenders still often require customization in the areas of internal and external interfaces to communicate between disparate internal software applications as well as external mortgage service providers such as credit agencies.
New features will include native command queuing, an external interface (to allow the use of external enclosures), a port multiplier to further decrease cable clutter and hot-swap capability--features that up until now were only available in a SCSI environment.
The AT90SC6464C-USB has a dual USB/ISO 7816 external interface that is automatically configured on insertion into a reader.
The FS450 has a set of CCIR 656 input/output ports to allow an external interface to a CCIR 656 video MUX (for video overlay).
The Open AppServer will provide a Universal External Interface (UEI) that allows 4GL application logic executing within the Open AppServer to interoperate with any client (4GL, Java, ActiveX, or HTML) and with any data source (Oracle, ODBC, DB2/400).
The technical definition of a function point--which involves a formal count of inputs, outputs, external queries, internal logical files, and external interface files, plus a series of measurements of a system's overall complexity--is fairly intimidating, Grimsted admits.
Moreover, it really is important to users whether an external interface medium will be, say, floppy, disk, 9-track tape, or direct electronic communications.
* The ability to be placed close to the EMI source or receptor of the external interface or the internal signal interconnection.
The MET-JET 4L HVOF system is capable of interfacing via USB to an external interface source.
As you can see, eSATA easily doubles the performance of the next fastest external interface 1394b in a RAID 0.
External Interface Interface to TA32151, RF interface and interfaces for external flash ROM and electrically erasable programmable ROM

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