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Glossary of Terms

The Intermec glossary provides definitions of technical terms used to describe systems, devices, solutions and applications within the Automated Data Capture Industry.

Transmission control protocol. This protocol provides a method for creating a connection-oriented, reliable, error-free, full-duplex, byte-stream communication between two processes. See also IP.
TE Configuration Menu
A menu-driven application that lets you configure 3270, 5250, or VTXXX/ANSI terminal emulation parameters. You can access the TE Configuration Menu at any time during a terminal emulation session.
Telegram mode
An output mode that can communicate with Kosan Krisplant sorters.
The TCP/IP remote terminal protocol for connection to a login server.
terminal emulation
TE. A device that is running terminal emulation looks like the terminal. For example, it uses no CPU, no RAM, and no hard disk. Two general classifications are devices running in Character mode and those running in Block mode. Character mode devices emulate VTXXX terminals where a character travels all the way from the host to a device and back. Block mode devices emulate 3270 or 5250 terminals where entire screens are sent to a device, the user fills in all the data fields on the device, and sends the entire screen back to the host.
terminal IP address
Identifies the IP address assigned to the TRAKKER 2425 terminal. The IP address you set on the terminal must match the address that is set on the Model 200 Controller.
terminal license
A license that you can purchase from Intermec that determines how many devices you can simultaneously use to communicate with the Model 200 Controller.
terminal session
A terminal session is an active communication link between a device and the host. See also session pooling.
terminal template
A file that contains a menu of screens for data collection devices. The template is downloaded to the devices from the Model 200 Controller or the devices can use the reader program to request the template.
terminal template application
An application that runs on the data collection device that requests and runs the templates for 3270 or 5250 screen mapping.
Human-readable alphanumeric characters, as opposed to machine-readable bar codes.
Text mode
One of two display modes on the reader. By default, the reader uses Text mode and you can set the display size to 25 x 80, 16 x 20, 8 x 20, 16 x 10, and 8 x 10. If your application only recognizes DOS mode, you must use a display size of 25 x 80 or 25 x 40. The other display sizes are not DOS standard and are for use with custom applications. Text mode also supports two character attributes: blinking and reverse video. Contrast with graphics mode.
Rotation of a bar code symbol about an axis perpendicular to the substrate.
time append
A controller feature that stamps the time to incoming messages at specified intervals. The time appears with the messages as they are received at the controller.
time broadcast
A controller feature that broadcasts the current time (may include a short message) to the data collection devices. The time is updated at specified intervals.
A defined time allowed for an event after which an alternative action is taken.
timeout delay
The time the reader waits between received characters before an I/O (input/output) error occurs.
Token Ring
A type of LAN that transfers data at either 4 or 16 Mbits/s. It is a network transport technology in which a token is passed around a ring topology.
top of form
The point where printing can start on a label. Separated from the edge of the label by the margin.
traditional OCR
The first form of two-dimensional OCR developed, using the stylized OCR-A and OCR-B fonts.
TRAKKER Antares 2400 Menu System
A menu-driven application that lets you configure the terminal, view system information, and run diagnostics. You can access the TRAKKER 2400 Menu System while running any application.
1. Individual event (such as receipts, issues, and transfers) reported to the computer system. 2. A group of one or more message fields. 3. A transaction is made up of a header and a group of fields. For example, a work order transaction might have a transaction type and three fields consisting of a work order number, part number, and due date.
transaction manager
See reader.
Trigger mode
The conditions that turn the laser on and off. See also Edge Trigger mode and Level Trigger mode.
TSR program
Terminate and stay resident program. A DOS program that remains loaded in conventional memory after you have terminated it. You must explicitly unload the TSR if you want to free the conventional memory it is using.
turnaround delay
The amount of time a polled device waits after receiving a character before transmitting any response to the controller.
A type of cable used to connect the controller directly to an IBM host. Twinaxial cables consist of an outer layer of insulation, an outer conductor, another insulating layer, and two side-by-side center conductors. See also coaxial.
Two of Five Code
See 2 of 5 Code.
Transmit end of message first character. Enables or disables the transmission of the TX EOM characters and/or indicates the end of a data block in the data transmission event. Older Intermec products may not include these protocol characters. Newer generation online reader products implement these protocol acronyms.
Transmit end of message second character. Enables or disables the second character of the TX EOM and indicates the end of a data block in the data transmission event. Older Intermec products may not include these protocol characters. Newer generation online reader products implement these protocol acronyms.