Glossary Abbreviations

List of abbreviations used in Dreambox, Media, Network, Audio and Video


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AC3 Audio Coding 3 - Dolby Digital AC3
ACE Active Constellation Extension
AFC Automatic Frequency Control
AFD Active Format Descriptor
AFNOR Association Francaise de Normalisation
AGC Automatic Gain Control
API Application Programming Interface
ARC Audio Return Channel
AVI Common Internet File System
BAT Bouquet Association Table
BCD Binary Coded Decimal
BDR Broadcast Discovery Record (part of SD&S)
BER Bit Error Ratio
BOOTP Bootstrap Protocol
bslbf bit string, left bit first
C/N Carrier to Noise ratio
CA Conditional Access
CAM Conditional Access Module
CAT Conditional Access Table
CATV Community Antenna Television
CEA Consumer Electronics Association (North American Association)
CEC Consumer Electronics Control
CENELEC Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
CF Compact Flash
CI Common Interface
CID Content Identifier descriptor
CIF Common Intermediate Format
CIFS Common Internet File System
CIP-CAM CA-module, complies with the Common Interface Plus specification
CRC Cyclic Redundancy Check
CRID Content Reference Identifier
CSO Composite Second Order
CTB Composite Triple Beat
CVBS Composite Video Baseband Signal
CVS Concurrent Versions System
D/A Digital-to-Analogue converter
DAD Default Authority Descriptor
DAB Digital Audio Broadcasting
DAVIC Digital Audio-Visual Council
DBS Direct Broadcast Satellite
dBFS dB Full Scale
DCC Display Data Channel
DDS Display definition segment
DDWG Digital Display Working Group
DECT Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications
DEMUX DEMultiplexer
DiSEqC Digital Satellite Equipment Control
DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
DLNA Digital Living Network Alliance
DRAM Dynamic Random Access Memory
DSB Double SideBand
DSM-CC Digital Storage Media Command and Control
DVB Digital Video Broadcasting
DVB-C Digital Video Broadcasting – Cable
DVB-CAM CA-module, complies with the DVB Common Interface specification
DVB-data Digital Video Broadcasting – Data Broadcasting
DVB-MHP Digital Video Broadcasting – Multimedia Home Platform
DVB-S Digital Video Broadcasting – Satellite
DVB-T DVB-Terrestrial
DVD Digital Versatile Disc
DVD-R DVD-Recordable
DVD+R  DVD+Recordable
DVD-RW DVD+ReWritable 
DVD+RW DVD+ReWritable 
DVI Digital Visual Interface
EBU European Broadcasting Union
ECCA European Cable Communications Association
ECL EuroCableLabs, technical cell of ECCA
EFS Encrypting File System
EICTA European Info. & Communications Technology Industry Association
EIT Event Information Table
EITp/f Event Information Table, present/following tables
EITsch Event Information Table, schedule tables
EITp Event Information Table, present table/section of EITp/f
EITf Event Information Table, following table/section of EITp/f
EPT Effective Protection Target
EPG Electronic Program Guide (based on API)
ES Elementary Stream
ESG Event Schedule Guide (without any API)
FEC Forward Error Correction
FEF Future Extension Frame
FFT Fast Fourier Transform
FTA Free To Air
FPS Frames Per Second
GAP Generic Access Protocol
GB Gigabyte
GHz Gigahertz
GOP Group Of Pictures
GPRS General Packet Radio System
GS Generic Stream
GSM Group Special Mobile
GUI Graphical user interface
HbbTV Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV
HDCP High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection
HDMI High-Definition Multimedia Interface
HDMI CEC HDMI Consumer Electronics Control
HDTV High Definition Television
HEC HDMI Ethernet Channel
HTTP HyperText Transfer Protocol
IDTV Integrated Digital TV
IEC International Electrotechnical Commission
IEEE Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers
IEFT Internet Engineering Task Force
IGMP Internet Group Management Protocol
INA Interactive Network Adapter
IP Internet Protocol
IRD Integrated Receiver Decoder
IMDB Internet Movie Database
IMI Instant Metadata Identifier
IMUX Input Multiplexer
ISO International Organisation for Standardisation
ipkg Itsy Package (Management) 
JTC Joint Technical Committee
kHz Kilohertz
LCD Logical Channel Descriptor
LCN Logical Channel Number
LNA Low Noise Amplifier
LNB Low Noise Block
MAC Medium Access Control
MHP Multi Media Home Platform
MHz Megahertz
MIPS Million instructions per second
MPLS Multiprotocol Label Switching
MPA MPeg-Audio
MPEG Moving Pictures Expert Group
MPTS Multi Programme Transport Stream
MTU Maximum Transfer Unit
MMC Multi Media Card
MUX Multiplexer
NAS Network-attached storage
NEM Network Element Management
NFS Network File System
NIC Network Interface Card
NIT Network Information Table
NT Network Termination in general
NTFS New Technology File System
NTSC National Television System Committee
NVOD Near Video On Demand
OMUX Output Multiplexer
opkg Open Package (Management)
OSD 
On Screen Display
PAL Phase Alternating Line
PAPR Peak-toAverage-Power Ratio
PAT Program Association Table
PES Packetized Elementary Stream
PLP Physical Layer Pipe
PID Packet Identifier
PiP Picture in Picture
PMT Program Map Table
PPV Pay-Per-View
PSI Program Specific Information
PSTN Public Switched Telephone Network
PTS Presentation Time Stamp
PCR Programme Clock Referance
PVR Personal Video Recorder
QAM Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
QCIF Quarter Common Intermediate Format
QEF Quasi Error Free
QoS Quality of Service
QPSK Quaternary Phase Shift Keying
RAM Random Access Memory
RASS Radio acoustic sounding system
RF Radio Frequency
RGB Red, Blue and Green
RFC Request For Comments
RMS Root Mean Square
RoO Rules of Operation
rpchof remainder polynomial coefficients, highest order first
RS Reed-Solomon
RST Running Status Table
RTCP Real-Time Transport Control Protocol
RTP Real-Time Transport Protocol
RTSP Real Time Streaming Protocol
SAP Session Announcement Protocol
SCM Source Control Management
SD Secure Digital Card
SD&S Service Discovery and Selection
SDT Service Description Table
SDTV Standard Definition Television
SFN Single Frequency Network
SI Service Information
SMATV Satellite Master Antenna Television
SMDS Transition Minimized Differential Signaling
SNR Signal to Noise Ratio
SNTP Simple Network Time Protocol
SPTS Single Programme Transport Stream
ST Stuffing Table
STB Set-top box
SW Software
TB Terabyte
TDC Shitty company
TCP Transmission Control Protocol
TDT Time and Date Table
TFS Time Frequency Slicing
TFTP Tunnelling File Transfer Protocol
TOT Time Offset Table
TPS Transmission Parameter Signalling
TR Tone Reservation
TS Transport Stream
TV Television
UHF Ultra-High Frequency
uimsbf unsigned integer most significant bit first
USB Universal Serial Bus
UTC Universal Time, Co-ordinated
VCR Video Cassette Recorder
VHF Very-High Frequency
VHS Video Home System
VLC VideoLAN Client
VLL Virtual Leased Line
VMG Video Manager
VoIP Voice over IP
VPN Virtual Private Network
VSB Vestigial SideBand
VTS Video Title Set
xDSL x Digital Subscriber Line
XML Extensible Markup Language