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  port (computing)
In computing, a socket that enables a computer processor to communicate with an external device.
It may be an input port (such as a joystick port), or an output port (such as a printer port), or both (an i/o port).
Microcomputers may provide ports for cartridges, televisions and/or monitors, printers, and modems, and sometimes for hard disks and musical instruments (MIDI, the musical-instrument digital interface).
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0033692.html   (255 words)

 ThinkGeek :: Computing
Turn 1 USB port into 4 with this clever little USB hub.
Your very own TARDIS controls 4 USB Ports!
Professional quality turntable connects to your PC with USB and allows you to rip your old vinyl to MP3.
www.thinkgeek.com /computing   (351 words)

 PC World - Mobile Computing: Port Replicators
Though there are variations, a typical port replicator is a device containing common computer ports such as parallel, serial, PS/2, and USB.
You connect your peripherals to the port replicator, rather than to the ports on your notebook, then connect your notebook to the port replicator.
For instance, my Dell notebook (which is the computer I use daily) hooks up to a multifunction printer, a four-port USB hub, a back-up hard drive, an external keyboard, an external trackball, and a flash memory card reader.
www.pcworld.com /howto/article/0,aid,112162,00.asp   (1257 words)

  Utility Computing: Any port in a storm? | On-Demand, Grid & Utility Computing News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Given that Utility Computing is relatively new, there is ample room for dispute between suppliers eager to push the advantages of Utility Computing, and customers who may not be entirely sure what they are buying.
Without necessarily being able to rely on empirical evidence of successful utility computing transactions over the years, many customers may find themselves simply holding their breath to see whether the model works as promised.
In a Utility Computing arrangement, as in more conventional outsourcing models, it is important to ensure that, after the termination of the agreement, the customer is able to recoup its assets that the supplier used during the project.
www.gridcomp.com /news/425.asp   (1249 words)

  Port (computing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In computing, a port (derived from seaport) is a connection through which data is sent and received.
A hardware port is an electrically wired outlet on a piece of equipment into which a plug or cable connects.
Hardware port trunking (HPT) is a technology that allows multiple hardware ports to be aggregated into a single group, effectively creating a single connection with a higher bandwidth.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Port_(computing)   (616 words)

 Port (computing) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
In computing, a port (derived from seaport) is usually an interface through which data is sent and received.
For instance, a computer may have a keyboard port, into which the keyboard is connected.
Network ports are usually numbered and a network implementation like TCP or UDP will attach a port number to data it sends; the receiving implementation will use the attached port number to figure out which computer program to send the data to.
www.encyclopedia-online.info /Port_(computing)   (343 words)

 TCP and UDP port numbers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Port numbers in the range 49152-65535 are private or dynamic ports, not used by any defined application.
Sometimes ports may be used for different applications or protocols than their official IANA designation.
This misuse may, for example, be by a Trojan horse, or alternatively be by a commonly used program that didn't get an IANA registered port or port range.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Port_number   (794 words)

 United States Patent Application: 0050138215   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The virtual serial port driver 220 exposes a standard serial interface in the host computing device 202 to the upper-level application 208 so that the application can communicate data via USB connection 206 as if it were a standard serial port connection.
Exemplary computing environment 800 is only one example of a computing system and is not intended to suggest any limitation as to the scope of use or functionality of the network architectures.
The components of computer 802 can include, by are not limited to, one or more processors or processing units 804, a system memory 806, and a system bus 808 that couples various system components including the processor 804 to the system memory 806.
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 port definition - Small Business Computing Online Dictionary of IT Terms: Powered by Webopedia
Almost all personal computers come with a serial RS-232C port or RS-422 port for connecting a modem or mouse and a parallel port for connecting a printer.
On PCs, the parallel port is a Centronics interface that uses a 25-pin connector.
To port an application, you need to rewrite sections that are machine dependent, and then recompile the program on the new computer.
sbc.webopedia.com /TERM/p/port.html   (258 words)

 United States Patent Application: 0030174120
A fully integrated portable personal computing device, comprising: a main body member; an input system to input data and commands; a microprocessor; a display system to display information; and a projection system to project the information displayed on said display system to an area remote of the portable personal computing device.
The portable personal computing device as claimed in claim 18, wherein said subscan deflection system includes a rotating polygonal mirror, said main scan deflection system and said vertical shift system are an optical micro electromechanical system, and said horizontal shift system includes a manual tiltable mirror.
The portable personal computing device as claimed in claim 44, further comprising: a window portion in said main body member to enable light reflected from said reflection device to be transmitted to said pop-up reflection device.
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 Lamar State College - Port Arthur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Computing facilities and accounts are owned by the College and are to be used for College-related activities only.
Conduct that involves the use of computing or communications resources to violate a College policy or regulation, or to violate another's rights, is a serious abuse and can result in limitation of privileges and lead to appropriate disciplinary action.
An individual's computing and communications resources use privileges may be suspended or restricted immediately upon the discovery of a violation of these policies.
www.pa.lamar.edu /gen/ir_use_policy.html   (3572 words)

 Macintosh - Ports: James Madison University
Devices plugged in to the ADB port should NOT be plugged in or unplugged while the computer is on.
The printer port is also known as a Localtalk port, because it can serve as a localtalk network connection.
You can use a modem in the printer port and vice versa as long a they are set correctly in the Chooser.
www.jmu.edu /computing/mac/ports.shtml   (426 words)

 What is port scanning? - A Word Definition From the Webopedia Computer Dictionary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Since a port is a place where information goes into and out of a computer, port scanning identifies open doors to a computer.
Port scanning has legitimate uses in managing networks, but port scanning also can be malicious in nature if someone is looking for a weakened access point to break into your computer.
Port scanning in and of itself is not a crime.
www.webopedia.com /TERM/P/port_scanning.html   (328 words)

 port - Wiktionary
(computing) A logical or physical construct in and from which data are transferred.
(computing) The act of adapting a program so that it works on a different platform from the one on which it originally worked.
The rudder, or "steerboard" was usually hung on the right side of the boat (which came to be called starboard) so only the left side of the boat could be put against the dock when in port, hence it became called the port side.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/port   (404 words)

 Port (computing) - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Image:Ibook-g3900-ports-lg.jpg In computing, a port (derived from seaport) is a connection through which data is sent and received.
For instance, most home computers have a keyboard port (currently round or telephone type), into which the keyboard is connected.
A port that sends multiple bits at the same time over several sets of wires is called a parallel port(s).
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Port_(computing)   (571 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The present invention is also generally directed to an apparatus for illuminating a portable computing device with a display screen that plugs into the computing device and is powered by the power source of the computing device through an electronic connection to a utility port in connection with a power source.
In such an embodiment, the illumination apparatus is plugged into a utility port of the computing device in electrical connection with a power source instead of the utility power jack 4 of the electronic device 1.
An apparatus as recited in claim 16, wherein the plug has a second utility 25 port adapted to receive a second plug that is in electrical communication with the utility port when the second plug is plugged into the plug and the plug is plugged into the utility port.
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 Targus | Port
Port recognizes that people are spending less time in their offices and more time on the road.
Port cases feature a distinctive handle with two sculpted halves that nest together, enabling your hand to encircle an ergonomic masterpiece that seems to fit every crease of your palm.
All Port cases also feature an internal, lightweight panel construction that keeps your case standing, so you don't have to.
www.targus.com /about_port.asp   (225 words)

 Smart Computing Article - How To Install Keyboards   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
In this image, the purple port is for a keyboard; the green port is for a mouse.
Even as more and more computer users become increasingly savvy about the inner working of their computers, there's still a large number of users who are new to computers but crave to have the same fundamental knowledge that has become like second nature to the well-trained PC enthusiast.
Anytime you're connecting a device to a computer system, it is best to have the power turned off (with the exception of hot-pluggable devices, such as a thumb drive or card reader, which the system will recognize immediately after you plug it in, even if the system is running).
www.smartcomputing.com /Editorial/article.asp?article=articles/2004/w1510/25w02/25w02.asp&guid=914A8AC9C46E4F5F91BFC810AD27CAAD   (1495 words)

 SOU Computing Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Besides becoming familiar with the placement of some keys, the most notable difference between the keyboard on your desktop computer and the keyboard on the Dell Latitude CPt S notebook computer is the addition of notebook computer specific function keys.
Use extra caution when you use the notebook computer's external ports to prevent damage to the cables or ports when moving or lifting the notebook computer.
It has all the same ports as the notebook computer and some it does not: two USB ports instead of one, a separate PS/2 port for the keyboard and mouse and a built in Ethernet port.
www.sou.edu /csc/training/Remote_and_Mobile_Computing/Notebook_Computers/dell_cpts.html   (1513 words)

Network Port Scanning: The process of sending data packets over the network to selected service port numbers (HTTP-80, Telnet-23, etc.) of a computing system with the purpose of identifying available network services on that system.
Network port scanning is an information gathering process, and when performed by unknown individuals it is considered a prelude to attack.
Network Scanning: The use of a computer network for gathering information on computing systems, which may be used for system maintenance, security assessment and investigation, and for attack.
www.ecu.edu /cs-itcs/policies/scanning.cfm   (765 words)

 Maestro Computing Services  Port-A-Disk Backup System
If you do not have a backup system for your computer, you are waiting for disaster to strike.
If you currently backup your computer using a tape drive, you already know how stubborn the tape drive system and the tapes seem to be.
Some older computers may not be able to take advantage of larger capacities.
www.pcmaestro.com /portadisk.htm   (514 words)

 Penn Computing: PPP for Windows 3.1 or Windows for Workgroups 3.11
If you're using a built-in modem in a laptop computer, the modem cable is not necessary and the port assignment is most likely COM3.
Type the com port to which your modem is attached.
Select the proper COM port by single clicking one of the COM port options in the Current Modem Assignments section (you should already know which port to select at this point).
www.upenn.edu /computing/help/doc/dialup/winppp.html   (2252 words)

 Business Wire: PORT introduces IBM Thinkpad 560 UltraPortable ... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
PORT Direct pricing is $99 for the leather model and $69 for the canvas model.
PORT Incorporated, founded in 1987, is the leader in the growing market for notebook computer cases and creator of the mobile computing accessories product category.
PORT and AirPORT are trademarks of PORT, Inc. IBM and ThinkPad are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:18303661&refid=holomed_1   (709 words)

 Net Optics 10/100BaseT Port Aggregator Tap | Tapping the Network Feed | Mar 18, 2004 | Network Computing
The Port Aggregator hardware includes dual external power supplies, two 10/100 Ethernet ports, one 10/100 monitor port and 2 MB of memory--1 MB each for A and B. The Port Aggregator passes frames transparently, regardless of whether it's powered, though the monitor port will pass frames only when turned on.
The Port Aggregator passed all frames at 100 percent utilization and with less than 2 microseconds of latency--hardly enough to matter.
Using SmartWindows, I tested the monitoring port's capabilities by connecting Port 1 of the SMB 600 to the Port Aggregator's Port A, Port 2 of the SMB 600 to Port B and Port 3 of the SMB 600 to the monitoring port.
www.networkcomputing.com /showArticle.jhtml?articleID=18311849   (1145 words)

 Computing 2-port parameters from an N x N admittance matrix - OrCAD Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Computing 2-port parameters from an N x N admittance matrix
I have a device model with N = 7 nodes in it and am simulating the 2-port parameters of the device at 2 of the 7 nodes.
Then, after that nodal voltage vector is determined, the device is linearized about that operating point using the Jacobian, or admittance matrix, which in my case would be 7 x 7 in size.
www.orcad.com /forums/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=8996   (194 words)

 Multimedia Classrooms: Computing Facilities
The computing facilities of the multimedia classrooms are maintained by the Academic Computing and Communications Center (ACCC).
The computers are fully integrated with the multimedia system capabilities of the rooms: the computer video is projected on a big screen and the audio is played through the room's speaker system.
If you plan to use the computing facilities of the multimedia classrooms, it is strongly recommended that you contact the Computer Center, via email to DC-Computing@uic.edu to review what's available and what you plan to do there.
www.uic.edu /depts/accc/elc   (1393 words)

 Jan Axelson: Parallel Port Complete a jpoc computing book review
The author covers the port from the nitty gritty of designing and building custom hardware to connect to the parallel port to the higher level protocols such as the IEEE standard for daisy chain negotiation on the port.
Many systems now include parallel ports that are register compatible with the PC parallel port from a programming point of view.
More that that, the protocols that operate between the computer and the peripheral are standard and so something like the daisy chain protocol is relevant to any architecture that wants to use it.
www.jpoc.net /books/computing/interfaces/parallelport.html   (274 words)

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