UC Integration and Interoperability Definitions

  • C

    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.

  • G

    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.

  • S

    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.

  • U

    unified communications (UC)

    Unified communications (UC) is a framework for integrating various asynchronous and real-time communication tools, with the goal of enhancing business communication, collaboration and productivity.

  • V

    Video as a Service (VaaS)

    Video as a Service (VaaS) is a delivery model where video conferencing capabilities are outsourced to a managed service provider and delivered over an IP network.

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