Figuring Out Technology To Make The Right Lifestyle Choice

3G - Third Generation Protocol

3G or Third Generation Protocols - Wireless Data Transfer Standards for transferring much higher data rates than first or second generation devices. 3G Protocols are intended for data applications and expand upon the technologies needed for purely voice transmission.
3G technology used in the UK is called UMTS and operates at 2100 MHz. (2.1GHz). In a nutshell - 3G will support multimedia full motion video , music and other bandwidth-hungry applications

Motorola Moto Z8

Motorola Moto Z8

HTC TyTN

HTC TyTN

Nokia 6300

Nokia 6300

A2DP - Advanced Audio Distribution Profile

AADP or A2DP Advanced Audio Distribution Profile is a one-way wireless Bluetooth "profile" for streaming audio from a bluetooth enabled device such as a mobile music phone to wireless headphones.

AAC, AAC+ and eAAC+ Advanced Audio Coding

AAC Advanced Audio Coding is part of the MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 standards used for audio compression.
AAC or more accurately MPEG-4 AAC gives greater compression and better sound quality than MP3.

Coding Technologies produced an advanced algorithm the creates compressed audio files with near CD-quality in sound packets as small as 32 Kbps.

AAC+ uses Spectral Band Replication (SBR) and Parametric Stereo (PS) to encode different sound registers at different rates and also to record a mono signal with a data stream carrying interpreted stereo differences.

A-GPS - Assisted Global Positioning System

GPS is a satellite based positioning system but may not provide a reliable location when there is a poor quality signal.
A classic example is in major cities when surrounded by tall buildings the satellite signal bounces off nearby buildings creating a multipath signal i.e there are several possible location options and a signal time delay caused by the increased signal path gives an incorrect distance for accurate triangulation.

Assisted GPS, or A-GPS uses an assistance server.
The Assistance Server finds the approximate location of the sat-nav phone by identifying which cell site the mobile phone is using to connect to the network.
The Assistance Server help interpret the disrupted or fragmentary signals transmitted by mobile phones with its reference satellite signal to relay a mobile phone - satnav position faster than Standard GPS.
It is also able to provide satellite orbital data to the handset to assit it in finding and locking onto a suitable GPS satellite for position verification.

Blue Tooth

Bluetooth is an industrial specification agreed to help devices from a variety of portable electronics manufacturers to communicate and interact successfully over wireless personal area networks (PANs). Bluetooth allows connection and information exchange using a short range radio transmitter/receiver between devices such as:

  • mobile phones
  • PCs
  • laptops
  • printers
  • digital cameras
  • video game consoles
For More Information on Bluetooth Examine our page on Bluetooth Car Kits

DVD

DVD Short for Digital Versatile Disc (sometimes considered Digital Video Disc), a high storage capacity flat disc taking the same form as a CD-ROM and holding 4.7GB (gigabytes) or more of Information. This allows a full-length film to be stored on one disc.

eAAC+

see above

Edge

Edge

FM

FM

GPRS

GPRS

GPS

GPS

Hot-Swap

Hot-Swap

HSDPA

HSDPA

HTML

HTML

IM

IM

IMAP4

IMAP4

Infra Red

Infra Red

Java

Java

LED

LED

Mbps

Mbps

Memory Stick

Memory Stick

Memory Stick Micro

Memory Stick Micro

Micro SD

Micro SD

Mini SD

Mini SD

MMS

MMS

MP

MP

MP3

MP3

MP4

MP4

OTA

OTA

PIM

PIM

Polyphonic

Polyphonic

Pop3

Pop3

QuadBand

QuadBand

QVGA

QVGA

RDS

RDS

Smartphone

Smartphone

SMS

SMS

SMS

SMS

SMTP

SMTP

Symbian

Symbian

TriBand

TriBand

USB

USB

USB2.0

USB2.0

VGA

VGA

WAP

WAP

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

W-Lan

W-Lan

WMA

WMA

xHTML

xHTML