Glossary

2.1Amp iPad charge / charger A charger which makes available 2.1 Amp suitable for charging the Apple iPad at its full rate.
49 Port USB hub A USB hub which allows 49 USB devices to connect to a single computer, our A2, A4 and A6 series hubs for example.
Active USB extension cable An extension cable which can circumvent the cable length limitations of USB. Extenders can be optical or cabled.
Bulk charger / charging The act of charging a large number of devices simultaneously.
Bulk sync / synchronisation The act of synchronising a large number of devices simultaneously. This can be performed by our A2, A4 and A6 products.
Duplication / duplicator A device designed to replicate information from one source to a number of memory devices.
Duplication station A piece of hardware designed with duplication as its primary purpose.
ESD Protection Protection against harmful electro-static discharge (ESD). ESD can damage semiconductor devices beyond repair.
Flash drive An information storage device which uses non-volatile flash memory as the storage medium.
Hub depth limitation The USB specification dictates that you can only cascade 5 (five) USB hub devices. Our A2, A4 and A6 products have a hub depth of 2 (two).
iPad An iPad is a tablet format device which can perform tasks similar to a standard laptop computer.
iPad Charger / charging An iPad charger is a device which can charge the iPad. Such a charger should make 2.1 Amps available to the iPad.
iPad sync This is the act of synchronising information between a computer and an iPad device.
iPad synch [Alternative reference] This is the act of synchronising information between a computer and an iPad device.
iPod sync This is the act of synchronising information between a computer and an iPod device.
iPod Touch The iPod touch is a device made by Apple Inc. The iPod has found many uses within education.
iPod Touch synch This is the act of synchronising information between a computer and an iPod Touch device.
Large scale charging The act of charging a large number of devices simultaneously. This can be performed by our A2, A4 and A6 products.
Large scale iPod sync The act of taking a single source of information and replicating / duplicating it onto a number of other iPod devices such that they all contain the same information.
Mass charging / charger The act of charging a large number of devices simultaneously. A charger capable of charging a large number of devices simultaneously.
Mass duplication / copying A device designed to replicate information from one source onto a large number of memory devices.
MFi (Made For iPod) Being part of the MFi licensing program allows you to develop electronic accessories that connect to iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Licensed developers gain access to technical documentation, hardware components, technical support and certification logos.
Overcurrent protection Electronic circuit protection designed to stop a device taking too much current from a power source.
Power supply A device designed to supply power to a product. For example, a device which converts a 240VAC line voltage to 5VDC to charge an iPod.
Protection plate A protection plate is a protective plate which guards the main product circuit board against damage.
Rack mounting / enclosure A rack mounted hub is a hub which can be fitted to a standard 19″ rack enclosure or similar.
RS232 / RS-232 In telecommunications, RS-232 (Recommended Standard 232) is a standard for serial binary single-ended data and control signals. It is commonly used in computer serial ports.
USB Battery charger / charging A USB battery charger is a device which will charge devices which are designed to be charged via the USB port.
USB Duplication / duplicator A device designed to replicate information from one source to a number of other, USB connected memory devices.
USB Extension cable An extension cable allows an existing USB cable or device to connect to it effectively increasing the cable length.
USB Hub A USB hub is a device which allows a number of USB devices to connect to a single computer.
USB Tester A device which can perform a number of tests on a USB device to ensure compliance with the USB specification.
USB to serial converter A device which converts a USB port into a virtual COM port.
USB1.1 data rate Specified data rates of 1.5 Mbit/s (Low-Bandwidth) and 12 Mbit/s (Full-Bandwidth).
USB2.0 data rate Specified data rate of 480 Mbit/s (Hi-Speed) and backwards compatible with the lower data rate of USB1.1
WWi (Works With iPhone) Superceded by MFi (which covers ‘Made For iPhone’, ‘Made For iPod’ and ‘Made For iPad’)
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