Implementing UC Definitions

  • C

    call admission control (CAC)

    Call admission control (CAC) is the practice or process of regulating traffic volume in voice communications, particularly in wireless mobile networks and in VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol, also known as Internet telephony)... (Continued)

  • codec

    A codec is either a hardware device or a software-based process that compresses and decompresses large amounts of data used in voice over IP, video conferencing and streaming media.

  • CoIP (communications over Internet Protocol)

    CoIP (communications over Internet Protocol) is a set of standards defining the transmission of multimedia over the Internet. CoIP can be considered an expansion of VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol) to include text, images, video and other forms of digital data as well as voice information... (Continued)

  • communication portal

    A communication portal is a service that allows individuals, businesses, schools and government agencies to share information from diverse sources using unified communications (UC) media. The most common modes are e-mail, texting, Voice over IP (VoIP) and conventional telephone services... (Continued)

  • communications-enabled business processes (CEBP)

    Communications-enabled business processes (CEBP) is the integration of communications capabilities into software-enabled business procedures, applications and technologies... (Continued)

  • D

    data transfer rate (DTR)

    Definition: data transfer rate (DTR) is the amount of digital data that is moved from one place to another in a given time.

  • E

    E911 (Enhanced 911)

    In the United States, E911 (Enhanced 91 is support for wireless phone users who dial 911, the standard number for requesting help in an emergency.

  • G

    G.723.1

    G.723.1 is a standard for digital communications that employs 16-bit pulse-code modulation (PCM) at 5.3 or 6.3 kilobits per second (Kbps) with an input sample rate of 8 kilohertz (kHz)... (Continued)

  • greenfield deployment

    In networking, a greenfield deployment is the installation and configuration of a network where none existed before, for example in a new office.

  • M

    media gateway

    A media gateway is any device, such as a circuit switch, IP gateway, or channel bank that converts data from the format required for one type of network to the format required for another.

  • R

    Real-Time Transport Control Protocol (RTCP)

    Real-Time Transport Control Protocol (RTCP) is a protocol that works with Real-Time Protocol (RTP) to monitor data delivery on large multicast networks, mainly for streaming media, telephony and video conferencing.

  • S

    scalable video coding (SVC)

    Scalable video coding (SVC) is an extension of the H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) video compression standard for video encoding.

  • Session Announcement Protocol (SAP)

    Session Announcement Protocol (SAP) is a protocol used to define the format and describe the information that will be exchanged during a multicast conferencing session. 

  • Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)

    Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) is a signaling protocol used for initiating, maintaining, modifying and terminating real-time sessions that involve video, voice, messaging and other communications applications and services between two or more endpoints on IP networks.

  • Skype protocol

    Skype protocol is a peer-to-peer Internet telephony protocol used to move encrypted voice over IP (VoIP) traffic between Skype members' computers (peers).

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