Glossary

Thermal transfer

11.12.08

Thermal transfer is a printing technology method in which printers use regular paper and a heat sensitive ribbon. The ribbon deposits a coating of dark material on the paper when exposed to intense heat. Thermal transfer printers produce a more durable label that won’t fade as quickly as direct thermal labels and are often used when a label needs to endure longer than a year.
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    A label containing electronic circuitry that performs a function. The most common types are EAS and RFID labels.…
    11.12.08

  • Open System

    Open systems are computer systems that provide some combination of interoperability, portability, and open software standards.Source: WikipediaURL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_System…
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  • Polyphenylenevinylene

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    11.12.08

  • Flexible and Printed Electronics

    Printed electronics

    Printed electronics is the term for a relatively new technology that defines the printing of electronics on common media such as paper, plastic, and textile using standard printing processes. This printing preferably utilizes common press equipment i…
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  • Operating System

    An operating system is the software component of a computer system that is responsible for the management and coordination of activities and the sharing of the limited resources of the computer. The operating system acts as a host for applications th…
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  • Electro-Phoretic Display (Electronic Paper)

    Electronic paper, also called e-paper, is a display technology designed to mimic the appearance of ordinary ink on paper. Unlike a conventional flat panel display, which uses a backlight to illuminate its pixels, electronic paper reflects light like…
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  • Flexography

    Flexography, often abbreviated to flexo, is a form of relief printing and is the method of printing most commonly used for packaging (labels, tape, bags, boxes, banners, etc.). A flexographic print is made by creating a positive mirrored master of…
    11.11.08

  • Client

    The client-server software architecture model distinguishes client systems from server systems, which communicate over a computer network. A client-server application is a distributed system comprising both client and server software. A client softwa…
    11.11.08

  • Information technology (IT)

    Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is "the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applicati…
    11.10.08

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    11.08.08

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    A geographic information system (GIS) integrates hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information.URL: http://www.gis.com/whatisgis/index.html…
    11.07.08

  • Network Operating System (NOS)

    The system software of a local area network (LAN) that integrates the network's hardware components, usually adequate for connecting up to 50 work stations.…
    11.07.08

  • Organic Field-Effect Transistor (OFET)

    An Organic Field-Effect Transistor (OFET) is a field effect transistor using an organic semiconductor in its channel. OFETs can be prepared either by vacuum evaporation of small molecules, or by solution-casting of polymers or small molecules. These…
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