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IC3 Unit 1 Chapter 2

A device that assists people with disabilities to access a computer Adaptive computer device
Produces sound through speakers that corresponds to human speech and often used to assist people with visual or reading disabilities voice synthesizer
Fluorescent light used with LCD panels Backlight
A device which has a narrow beam of light and a sensor. Converts the flickering reflection into binary numbers Bar code reader
Matches unique characteristics of each user for identification purposes Biometric devices
New type of dvd that stores up to 25 gigabytes on a single-layer disc and 50 gigabytes on a double-layer disc Blu-ray
Wireless standard used for very short distances Bluetooth
The process of writing data to an optical disc Burn/Burning
Glass tube in which an electron beam starts at the small end and strikes the phosphors at the wide end, technology used in older style monitors CRT/CRT Monitor
Optical disc to which data can be written once (Not Erasable) Cd-R
Optical disc on which data can only be read (Cannot be recorded on or erased) Cd-ROM
Optical disc from which data can be written to and erased multiple times Cd-RW
Combines a touch pad and a single-button mouse Click pad
Keyboard key on a Macintosh keyboard (the key with the apple) that is used in combination with other keys or mouse clicks to provide alternative functions and screen menus Command or Option
Example of optical storage medium CD or DVD or BluRay
Removable electronic memory typically used in digital cameras Compact flash card:
Key on the keyboard intended for use with other keys to provide new functions Control (ctrl) or alternate (alt)
Program that controls peripheral devices Device driver
Windows dialog box that provides a list of the internal and external devices connected to the computer Device Manager
Semiprofessional and professional cameras that are much larger and heavier than point-and-shoot cameras and use interchangeable lenses DSLR
Device connected to a computer within which a digital camera or ipod, etc. May sit Docking station
A connection that resembles a USB drive required to connect a computer to a wireless device if Bluetooth is not available Dongle
Impact printer; used to make duplicate copies with multilayer forms Dot matrix printer
Unit of measurement in the graphic reproduction industry; measure of printed image quality Dots per inch (DPI)
Video camera attached to a computer and intended for videoconferencing or monitoring Web cam
Device that uses toner and can print photographs or other graphics in much the same way laser printers do Electrostatic plotter
A portable hard drive primarily used as supplementary storage or backup for important data files External hard drive
Similar to USB; high-speed connection used for video data transfer Firewire
Flash memory used as permanent storage that does not require constant power and plugs into a USB port USB Flash Drive/USB Drive/Thumb Drive
Also known as solid state drive (SSD); contains no moving parts and uses less energy meaning they are less likely to corrupt files or become physically damaged Flash hard drive
Type of permanent memory without moving parts built into small cards or devices that plug into a computer, camera, or other device Flash memory
Machine that uses a bright fluorescent lamp that travels the length of the glass and converts a document to information a computer can read Flatbed scanner
The number of pictures a digital camera takes each second Frames per second
Wireless standard that works on nearly all computers and enables several computers and some peripherals to be networked together without cables WiFi
Most common game controller Gamepad
Device with a flat surface and with an array of crossed wires built into the surface that can sense the vertical and horizontal position of a pointing device Graphics tablet /Digitizing Tablet
Able to change connected devices without shutting down the computer Hot-swappable
Transfers ink to the paper by striking an ink-impregnated cloth ribbon Impact printer
Method of communication between a remote device and a computer; uses light waves at a frequency not visible to the human eye Infrared light
Creates an image by spraying ink on a page Ink-jet printer
Game controller that consists of a rod connected to a pivoting base Joystick
Uses a light beam to transfer images or text to paper where powdered ink is attracted and makes it stick to the paper Laser printer
Type of display that uses electric fields to change the transparency of liquid cells that are typically much thinner than older CRT monitors LCD
Measure of brightness of light sources Lumen
Display device used with computers Monitor
Pointing device that moves on the desktop and controls a screen pointer Mouse
key on the numeric keypad that toggles the numeric keyboard keys from navigation to numeric functions Num Lock key
Converts printed documents into text that a word processor can edit (usually scanned documents) OCR
Mouse that detects motion using the reflection of a beam of light Optical mouse
Program that translates what users say into text for use in a document or e-mail Voice recognition
Device that uses individual pens and different-colored ink to draw line drawings Pen plotter
Device connected to the system unit or case Peripheral
A device that draws designs on paper, usually larger than ordinary printers can handle Plotter
Picture element Pixel
Windows feature that recognizes new hardware and automatically searches for the correct software driver to operate the new hardware Plug-and-play
Smallest, lightest, and least expensive digital camera commonly used with automatic focus and automatic shutter speeds determined by a microprocessor in the camera Point-and-shoot camera
General term for the connectors on the system unit into which wires are plugged Port
Sensor used to explore places that are not conveniently accessible Probe
Projects monitor image for group viewing Projector
Device that uses radio frequencies to remotely retrieve data RFID
Wireless control unit often used as an input device Remote control
Level of detail that can be viewed Resolution
Mechanical device programmed to perform specialized functions Robot
Device to transfers documents and pictures into a digital computer file Scanner
Process of converting a document or picture into digital data Scanning
Device that detects changes in the environment producing an electrical signal that corresponds to the change it senses Sensor
Key on the keyboard that can be used to produce capitalized letters or to provide new functions in combination with other keys Shift key
An older connection method used to connect some older scanners or external hard drives SCSI
Connection device used to provide multiple USB ports USB hub
Pen-like device used to draw, touch, or write on a touch screen Stylus
Audio speaker designed for low-range sounds and music Subwoofer
The case of a desktop computer than contains the central processing unit System unit
Printer that uses heat to make dots on temperature-sensitive paper Thermal printer
Small trackball typically used with a portable computer Thumb mouse
Powdered ink used with copiers or laser printers Toner
Pointing device that senses motion of a finger Touch pad
Monitors that are designed to act as input devices Touch screen
Connection method that replaces many other types of connectors USB
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