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What is 1080p 1080p is the shorthand name for a category of HDTV video modes. The number 1080 represents 1,080 lines of vertical resolution (1,080 horizontal scan lines), while the letter p stands for progressive scan (meaning the image is not interlaced).
What is 3D TV? 3DTV’s used as a generic term for a display technology that lets home viewers experience TV programs, movies, games, and other video content in a 3D stereoscopic effect using active shutter glasses
APON (ATM Passive Optical Network). This was the first Passive optical network standard. It was used primarily for business applications, and was based on ATM
What is BBU? BBU- Battery Backup Unit is installed inside your house or garage. Unlike your old phone equipment, the new Fiber equipment relies on commercial power at your house. That means if you loose power in the house, you will loose all Fiber services. The Fios folks came up with a BBU unit which will provide power to your phone in the event of a power outage. This will provide up to 8 hours of power to your Voice service only! See BBU Pictures in General Fios FAQ under What is..
BPON (Broadband PON) is a standard based on APON. It adds support for WDM, dynamic and higher upstream bandwidth allocation, and survivability. It also created a standard management interface, called OMCI, between the OLT and ONU/ONT, enabling mixed-vendor networks.
What is a DVR? DVR Is short for A Digital Video Recorder. A DVR lets you pause, rewind and record live programming, and gives you more control over when you use your FiOS TV service.
E-mail spoofing is a term used to describe (usually fraudulent but can sometimes be legitimate) e-mail activity in which the sender address and other parts of the e-mail header are altered to appear as though the e-mail originated from a different source. E-mail spoofing is a technique commonly used for spam e-mail and phishing to hide the origin of an e-mail message.
EPON or GEPON (Ethernet PON) is an IEEE/EFM standard for using Ethernet for packet data. 802.3ah is now part of the IEEE 802.3 standard. There are currently over 25 million installed EPON subscribers. Commercial upgrade capability to 10G EPON will become available in 2010 (see IEEE 802.3av, 10G-EPON).
What is FDH? FDH is short for Fiber Distribution Hub. You can see these boxes around the Neighborhood. Normally Green or Grey in color they act as mega Splitters for fiber signals. Unlike the old boxes they work a little different. Read our Articles on How Fios Works.
What is FTTP? FTTP is short for Fiber To The Premises. See loong long time ago in a far away galaxy, some smelly old men sat down in a room filled with smoke and decided time had come for the ordinary man to experience the power of broadband. This service would be delivered over Fiber to the common mans home. The ugliest one of them all jumped up and said, wait a minute. That is Fiber to the Premises! In the opposite corner, the handsome guy turned to him and calmly said, No, I believe that is FTTP.
GPON (Gigabit PON) is an evolution of the BPON standard. It supports higher rates, enhanced security, and choice of Layer 2 protocol (ATM, GEM, Ethernet). In early 2008, Verizon having installed over 800 thousand lines by mid year. British Telecom, mobily-saudiarabia, Etisalat-uae, and AT&T are in advanced trials.
HDMI Stands for High Definition Multimedia Interface. It is a compact audio/video interface for transmitting uncompressed digital data.
Usually an LCD or plasma TV, which is wider and more rectangular 16:9 aspect ratio Supports 720p, 1080i or 1080p resolution
MTU (Maximum Transmission Units) - The MTU defines the largest single unit of data that can be transmitted over your connection. The FiOS network requires an MTU of 1492 bytes.
What is a NIC? NIC is short for Network Interface Card.This is the part of your PC/Laptop that enables it to communicate with the outside world via a High Speed Connection. Do not confuse it with a Dial Up Modem. To see Pictures of a NIC go to our Ask General Fios Questions, Under What is...
What is a NID? NID is short for Network Interface Device. These are the old Phone Boxes that you have seen outside your residences for decades now. They are primarily used to terminate copper wire from the Central office. With the introduction of Fiber (Fios), they are being replaced by ONTs.
What is OLT? OLT is short for Optical Line Terminal. It is located at Verizons Central Office. It replaces what used to be the Circuit Switch for POTS(Plain Old Telephone System. It send signals to the WMD before they are dispatched to your house via Fiber cable.
What is ONT? ONT-short for Optical Network Terminal is the Box installed on the outside of the house by Verizon. Also known as a TNI-Telephone Network Interface. This box replaces the one you have seen out there for years called a NID-Network Interface Device. The ONT converts Fiber signals from the central office to signals that can be transported over your existing in home wiring, Coax, Cat5, Cat6 etc. To See ONT Pictures, go to Ask General Fios Questions under What is....
What is PEG? PEG is short for Public Education Government. Just as the name suggests, this is programming available on Fios TV but generated by your Local Government, are Educational or what is popularly known as Public television.
Phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting public. Phishing is typically carried out by e-mail or instant messaging, and it often directs users to enter details at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one.
What is Pots? POTS stands for Plain Old Telephone System. Trying to define this is just trying to confuse you. Just as it says it is the copper wire that has been in use for Decades now. The same outdated wire that DSL runs on. That is why DSL is going out and Fios in moving in. Make room!
Standard Definition Television A traditional TV that’s more square in shape and usually contains a picture tube 4:3 aspect ratio Supports 480i resolution
Spoofing attack is a situation in which one person or program successfully masquerades as another by falsifying data and thereby gaining an illegitimate advantage.
What is STB? STB is short for Set Top Box. When you order Fios TV, you are asked to choose a box or multiple boxes that you intend to use in delivering Fios TV to your home TV. This Boxes, some of which are Called DVRs are the ones that turn the Fios signal into one that can be understood by your TV. These boxes are similar to what we have known for years as Cable Boxes. To see pictures of Different STBs, go to Ask General Fios Questions and look under What is....
What is TCP/IP? TCP/IP Stands for Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol and allows your system to communicate with other networked computers over the Internet. The standard TCP/IP configuration is optimized for communications over small local networks.
Wavelength Division Multiplexing PON, or WDM-PON, is a non-standard type of passive optical networking, being developed by some companies.