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Last updated on Dec 27, 2018

Failover

Switching to a redundant or standby computer server, system, hardware component or network upon the failure or abnormal termination of the previously active application, server, system, hardware component or network.

FEC

Abbreviation of Forward Error Correction. A technique used for controlling errors in data transmission over unreliable or noisy communication channels.

File Transfer Protocol

Abbreviated as FTP. Standard network protocol used for the transfer of computer files between a client and server on a computer network.

Firewall

A network security system that monitors and control the incoming and outgoing network traffic based on predetermined security rules. 

Forward Error Correction

Abbreviated as FEC. A technique used for controlling errors in data transmission over unreliable or noisy communication channels.

FQDN

Abbreviation of Fully-qualified domain name. Sometimes also referred to as an absolute domain name. A domain name that specifies its exact location in the tree hierarchy of the Domain Name System (DNS).

Frame Rate

The video frame rate per second. The number of still images that are displayed in a given time interval to provide the illusion that the images are moving. A typical frame rate is 24 frames/second. (PAL uses 25fps while NTSC uses 29.97). Each picture of a video – either a frame or a field – is partitioned into as many macroblocks as necessary to cover the picture area. These macroblocks serve as the basic element for operations such as spatial/temporal compression, motion compensation, and re- encoding.

FTP

Abbreviation of File Transfer Protocol. Standard network protocol used for the transfer of computer files between a client and server on a computer network.

Fully-Qualified Domain Name

Abbreviated as FQDN. Sometimes also referred to as an absolute domain name. A domain name that specifies its exact location in the tree hierarchy of the Domain Name System (DNS).