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Channel
Media, such as telephone wire, coaxial cable, microwave signal or fiber optic cable, that carry or transport data communication messages
Computer
Electronic device that receives data, processes data, stores data, and produces a result.
Computer system
Hardware, software, and data working together
Data
Information entered into the computer to be processed that consists of text, numbers, sounds and images.
Data Communications
Transmission of text, numeric, voice or video data from one machine to another.
Hardware
The tangible, physical equipment that can be seen and touched.
Internet
The largest network used as a communication tool.
Local Area Network (LAN)
A series of connected personal computers, workstations, and other devices, such as printers or scanners, within a confined space, such as an office building.
Mainframe Computer
Large, powerful computers that are used for centralized storage, processing, and management of very large amounts of data.
Microcomputer
Sometimes called a personal computer; used at home or at the office by one person; can fit on top of or under a desk.
Network
Connects one computer to other computers and peripheral devices.
Notebook Computer
Similar to a microcomputer; however, it is smaller and portable
People
Users of the computers who enter the data and use the output.
Protocol
Standard format for transferring data between two devices.TCP/IP is the agreed upon international standard for transmitting data.
Receiver
Computer that receives a data transmission
Receiver
Computer that receives a data transmission
Sender
Computer that sends a data transmission
Software
Intangible set of instructions that tells the computer what to do.
Supercomputers
Largest and fastest computers, capable of storing and processing tremendous amounts of data.
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Computer networks that cover a large geographical area. Most WANs are made up of several connected LANs.