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Glossary Terms starting with A

Definitions of terms starting with A

a-Si
1.  An acronym for Amorphous silicon.Amorphous silicon is the non-crystalline allotropic form of silicon. Amorphous silicon is a long-life ceramic-type...
A/D converter
1.  Analog-to-digital converter. Abbreviated ADC, A/D or A to D. A/D converter is a device which converts continuous signals to discrete digital numbers.
A/V inputs
1.  These are the standard jacks used to hook up audio and video components to each other. Input jacks allow the signals to be received from other...
A0 paper
1.  ISO 216 standard papersize of 841 x 1189mm (technical drawings, posters).
A1 paper
1.  ISO 216 standard papersize of 594 x 841mm (technical drawings, posters, flip charts).
A3 paper
1.  ISO 216 standard papersize of 297 x 420mm (drawings, diagrams, large tables, supported by most copying machine in addition to A4).
A4 paper
1.  ISO 216 standard papersize of 210 x 297mm (letters, magazines, forms, catalogs, laser printer and copying machine output).
A5 paper
1.  ISO 216 standard papersize of 148 x 210mm (note pads).
A6 paper
1.  ISO 216 standard papersize of 105 x 148mm (post cards).
ABS
1.  Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene. ABS is a common oil-based filament material used in 3D printing.
AC
1.  An acronym for alternating current. AC is an electric current whose direction reverses cyclically, as opposed to direct current (DC), whose...
AC driver
1.  Circuit board that, typically, provides power to the fuser unit.
ACS
1.  An acronym for anti curl system. In use for thermal fax. A feature that straightens thermal roll paper when it is printed.
actual size
1.  The size of a page when it was scanned; not enlarged using zoom-in or reduced using zoom-out.
actuator
1.  The part of a switch or sensor that is physically triggered by the paper, door etc. to open/close etc. the switch or sensor.
ADF
1.  An acronym for automatic document feeder. Automatic document feed refers to the number of pages that can be placed in the document feeder and fed...
ADSL
1.  An acronym for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. ADSL is a service that may be offered by your local telephone company. It enables faster...
AE
1.  An acronym for automatic exposure.
all dial list
1.  A printed report of all the numbers stored in both one touch and speed dial locations.
all-in-one
1.  Digital system that features a combination of functions all in one unit, such as copying, printing, faxing, scanning, etc. Multifunction is...
alpha dialling
1.  The ability to retrieve frequently used numbers in your fax by scrolling through an alphabetical display.
alternate sort
1.  Also known as rotate sort or criss/cross. If sorting is desired and two different orientation of the same paper are loaded (8 ½ x 11 and 11 x 8...
alternating current
1.  An acronym for alternating current. AC is an electric current whose direction reverses cyclically, as opposed to direct current (DC), whose...
  • See also AC
amorphous silicon
1.  Drum surface coating with a life span of approximately 500,000 to several million copies.
amrSi
1.  An acronym for Amorphous silicone. ARMSI is a long life ceramic type photoconductor.
AMS
1.  An acronym for automatic magnification selection. Original size is detected by platen or document feeder, reducing or enlarging image to copy size...
analog
1.  A signal or voltage that varies in frequency (speed) or amplitude (size) that can represent an infinite number of values. The opposite of analog...
analog copier
1.  Copying system that reflects light off an original to a photoconductor via a lens and mirrors system, or via fiber optics.
analogue
1.  Also known as analog. Analogue is the traditional copier technology, using the “light lens” method to reproduce originals.
annotation
1.  A word, note, mark or highlighting added to an item.
annotation tool bar
1.  A group of icons that represent the tools used to add annotations to a PaperPort page. The annotation tool bar is available only in page view.
anti-curl system
1.  An acronym for anti curl system. In use for thermal fax. A feature that straightens thermal roll paper when it is printed.
appendix sheets
1.  Pages copied onto a different paper stock and/or color making a special section at the back of a report.
AppleShare
1.  Apple system software. Allows sharing of networks services and files.
AppleTalk
1.  7-layer protocol unique to Apple systems for internal communications between them.
APS
1.  An acronym for automatic paper selection. Original size is detected by platen or document feeder, while matching copy paper size is fed from...
APSS
1.  An acronym for automatic paper supply switching. Paper supply automatically switches from the empty cassette or tray to full on if both contain...
archive
1.  Long-term storage, such as on disk.
ARDF
1.  An acronym for automatic reversing document feeder.
ARR
1.  An acronym for automatic reproduction ratio. Selects correct magnification ratio automatically according to original and copy sizes input by...
aspect ratio
1.  The physical length of the vertical axis divided by that of the horizontal axis, ratio between the width of the picture and the height of the...
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
1.  An acronym for Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. ADSL is a service that may be offered by your local telephone company. It enables faster...
attachment unit interface
1.  Is abbreviated as AUI. The cable and connector defined by the IEEE 802.3 ethernet standard used to connect a thick ethernet (10Base5) card with the...
attenuation
1.  The loss of power of a signal or wave between transmission and reception points.
AUI
1.  attachment unit interface
auto
1.  Short for automatic. See automatic.
auto bin separation mode
1.  Upon completion of collated or stacked job, bins raise and separate for unloading.
auto dialer
1.  Called auto dialing, speed dialing, and one touch. Fax numbers are programmed in and can be called by pressing one key or two or three, but not...
auto duplexing
1.  A stack of 1-sided or 2-sided originals can be duplexed unattended (the stack of originals may or may not need to be turned over, and copies never...
auto job start
1.  Copying operation begins automatically if operator has input selection and has pressed print key during warm-up.
auto line feed
1.  A carriage return causes the printer head to move back to the beginning of the line, resulting in a separate line feed being supplied to move the...
auto page sizing
1.  If different size originals are stacked in the document feeder and AMS is on, each will be reduced or enlarged to fit onto the same size copy paper.
auto shifting
1.  Creates a margin on both sides of a copy when auto duplexing if margin shift feature is selected, e.g. front is shifted to right and back to left...
auto sort mode
1.  Sorter is automatically activated for ‘sort’ mode, if more than one copy of a stack of originals is requested.
auto-numbering
1.  This function can be used to print many copies of the same text while increasing a certain number in the text by 1 after each label is printed.
auto-repeat
1.  Also referred to as repeat printing. This function allows you to print up to 9 copies of the same text.
autofocus
1.  A lens system that automatically focuses before the exposure is made.
automatic
1.  Functioning in a predefined manner with a minimum of reprogrammability; possesses only limited process information closure. Having the capability...
automatic document feeder
1.  An acronym for automatic document feeder. Automatic document feed refers to the number of pages that can be placed in the document feeder and fed...
automatic exposure
1.  Copier density setting that attempts to make the best copy possible by adjusting the brightness, even if originals are very dark or light. E.g.,...
automatic fax
1.  Sending a fax without picking up the handset or pressing the hook button.
automatic fax transmission
1.  Sending a fax without picking up the handset or pressing speaker phone/hook.
automatic magnification selection
1.  An acronym for automatic magnification selection. Original size is detected by platen or document feeder, reducing or enlarging image to copy size...
automatic paper selection
1.  An acronym for automatic paper selection. Original size is detected by platen or document feeder, while matching copy paper size is fed from...
automatic redial
1.  A feature that enables the machine to redial the last fax number if the original fax did not go through because the line was busy or there was no...
automatic reproduction ratio
1.  Is abbreviated as ARR. Selects correct magnification ratio automatically according to original and copy sizes input by operator (original size is...