Glossary of Terms

1000BaseT Gigabit Ethernet
100BaseT 100 Mbit Ethernet
802.11 Wi-Fi
AP Access Point, generally wireless
ASCAP Along with BMI and SEASAC, organizations that collect royalties for artists on publicly disseminated music
CAT5 Category 5 Ethernet Cable. Local wiring codes will determine whether you need CAT5e or CAT6.
CAT6 Category 6 Ethernet Cable. Replaces CAT5e
dBm dB above 1 mW. I.e., 30 + log10 wattage
DHCP Server Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol server, which is a server that provides an IP address to a client that asks for one.
Ethernet A level 3 networking protocol for LANs
Ethernet Switch Takes in multiple Ethernet cables on a LAN and delivers the packets where they need to go.
ExXtractor Another name for the Venue Server, the appliance that streams audio in a venue.
GHz 1,000,000,000 cycles per second
HDCP Content protection on HDMI
HDMI A point-to-point digital networking protocol for high fidelity video and sound, generally with intellectual property protection.
IP Internet Protocol
Kbps 1 kbps = 1000 bits per second
LAN Local Area Network, a sub-network
MAC Address A globally unique network address for Ethernet hardware
Mbps 1 Mbps = 1000 kbps = 1,000,000 bits per second
PA Public Address
POE Power Over Ethernet
QoS Quality of Service
QR Code A Quick Response code recognizable by most smart phone cameras
RCA A type of connected developed by the now defunct Radio Corporation of America
Router A device that connects an LAN to the Internet and handles address translation
SAP Second Audio Programming (often, incorrectly, thought of as Spanish Audio Programming)
SSID The name of a 802.11 WAP
UHF Ultra High Frequency, usually for carrying video over cable
VoIP Voice over IP. We want to use a system in which the QoS of the WAP and Ethernet prioritize VoIP traffic above all else. See WMM.
WAP Wireless Access Point
Wi-Fi Wireless networking protocol conforming to the 802.11 standard
Wireless Router A combination of a router and a WAP. Usually also includes an Ethernet switch.
WLAN Wireless Local Area Network
WMM Wireless MultiMedia, a Wi-Fi protocol for voice and video from the Wi-Fi Alliance.