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Glossary of Office Product Terms

Air Product TerminologyNeed help with Air Products?

Adjustable Tilt

Able to change / tilt the head to suit the direction of the air flow

Automatic Anti-Frost Sensor

Automatically shuts the dehumidifier off to prevent frost building up on the coil

Continuous Drainage Option

Gives the option of being able to connect to a hose for constant drainage rather than having to empty the tank/bin

Dehumidifier

An appliance for removing the moisture or humidity from the air

Microprocessor

Enables the air conditioner to be automatically regulated to control the temperature and humidity of the environment

Oscillating

To move back and forth in a steady rhythm

Washable Air Filter

Removable air filer for washing to maintain maximum efficiency

Binding Machine TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Binding Machines?

19 Loop

Double loop wire with 19 holes, also designed to fit through holes made by a plastic comb binding machine

2:1

Two holes per inch (21 holes in total)

3:1

Three holes per inch (32 holes in total)

Alignment Guide

Assists in aligning pages for punching

Binding Capacity

The maximum capacity of pages that the binding machine is able to bind together

Crimping Pliers (Coil Binding)

Used to cut and remove the excess coil once it has been inserted

Coil Binding

Documents are bound using a threaded coil which allows 360 degrees rotation

Comb Binding

Documents are bound using plastic combs which give the document a spine. Comb binding is reusable and allows the document to lie flat when opened

CombBind

CombBind is the comb binding method by manufacturer GBC

Comb Size

The minimum and maximum size of comb or wire that a binding machine will use

Comb Size Selector

Enables appropriate selection of the comb or wire size for the quantity of sheets to be bound

Cooling Rack (Thermal Binding)

Rack to allow the glue to set on the thermally bound documents

Die

Cutter that punches the holes in the paper

Disengaging Die

Allows control over which holes are punched and which are not. This is not a common feature and should not be confused with interchangeable dies

Double Loop

Double loop binding is preformed wire which is looped twice through every punched hole. Double loops are available in 3:1, 2:1 and 19 loop

Electric Punch

Holes are punched by pushing a button or a foot pedal

Full Width Punch Handle

The handle is designed across the whole of the machine for minimum effort

Interchangeable Dies

Dies that can be removed from the machine and replaced with another

Jog Plate

Warms the adhesive for the thermal binding

Manual Punch

Manual punching of the paper with a handle. For an alternative to manual see electric above

Mandrel

A cylinder unit which is used for winding the coil before it is inserted into the punched document

Margin Depth

How close to the edge of the paper that the holes are punched. Binding machines either have a fixed or adjustable margin depth

Margin Guide

The guide allows the paper to be accurately punched

Punch Selector

The binding machine gives you the capacity to choose the width between the punched holes eg 3:1 or 2:1

Removable Binding unit

The binding and the punching elements of the machine separate to enable two users at the same time. Ideal for those with large volumes of binding

Storage Tray

Tray for storing spare combs and wires etc

Vertical Document Loading

The document is punched vertically instead of horizontally to ensure consistent punch alignment

Waste Tray

Tray that collects all the punched out pieces of paper

Calculator TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Calculators?

Correction Key

Feature to enable you to go back a step in your calculation without having to start again

Cost

Used to calculate the cost value, in conjunction with the Sell and Margin Keys

Decimal Point Selector

Used to set the number of places after the decimal point

Dual Power

Two methods from either solar powered, battery or mains will power the calculator

Margin

Used to calculate the margin value, in conjunction with the Cost and Sell Keys

Rounding Selector

Used to round the final answer up or down to nearest whole number

Sell

Used to calculate the sell value, in conjunction with the Cost and Margin Keys

Cash Register TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Cash Registers?

Backup Method

Battery powered back up option to ensure memory is stored

Calculator Function

By changing the mode the numeric keys can be used as a calculator

Cashier

The total number of individual cashiers that can log in with access code

Departments

Allows the transactions and inventory to be grouped into product categories

EPOS

Electronic Point of Sale (EPOS) systems such as cash registers

Electronic Journal

The cash register will store the transactions internally instead printing on a roll

Graphic Logo Function

Allowing a company logo to be printed on the receipt for a more professional finish

PLU

Price Look up (PLU) is the memory of product prices for easy reference and quicker check out times

Price Look Up

Memory of product prices for easy reference and quicker check out times

Reports

Function to assist managing your business transactions. Report options include financial, flash, general control reports, hourly/monthly sales, periodic and PLU

Rotary Mode Switch

The switch which rotates on an axis to turn on, off and switch between different modes

RS232

Recommended standard for connecting online

Training Mode

A training area that does not effect the recording of transactions or the reporting

Copier TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Copiers?

ADF

An Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) allows multiple sheets to be feed automatically through the machine without any assistance

Auto Switch Off

Will automatically switch off if not used for an allotted time

Automatic Document Feeder

An Automatic Document Feeder allows multiple sheets to be feed automatically through the machine without any assistance. Also known as an ADF

By-pass Tray

By pass trays are used to feed irregular items like labels and thick paper/card to avoid paper jams. Also known as a multipurpose tray

Copier

A machine or function that generates copies of single sheets and documents quickly and cheaply

DECT Phone

Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) which enable a cordless handset to connect to a wired base

Digital Copying

Most copiers now use digital technology which breaks up the images into dots and rows

Duplex

Duplex copying enables printing on both sides of the paper

Enlargement

A copying feature which allows for scaling and enlarging of the original size of the document

GB

GB is short for gigabyte which is a unit of information or storage equal to 1024 MB

Laser

Laser printers are produce high quality text and graphics. Laser printers use a light beam to transfer images onto the drum; toner is then released onto the drum to transfer the image onto paper

LCD Display

Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) are often used in electronic devices due its clarity and small usage of power

LED

Light Emitting Diodes ( LED) are usually used as a light source for a small area such as a power on button

MB

MB is short for megabyte which is a unit of information or storage equal to 1024 kilobytes

Modem

Modem is the common name for modulator-demodulator. Modems are used to carry an analogue signal to encode digital information

Multipurpose Tray

Multipurpose trays are used to feed irregular items like labels and thick card to avoid paper jams. Also known as a by-pass tray

Multifunction

A machine that has multiple functions including printing, copying, scanning and the option of a Fax Machine. Also know as a All-in-One

Network Ready

TThe machine has the function to be placed on a network for multiple users

PPM

Page per minute (PPM) is the term usually used for the speed of a printer or copier

Paper Tray

The tray the paper is fed from

Printer

An output device that produces a paper copy of alphanumeric or graphic data

Reduction

A copying feature which allows for scaling and reducing the original size of the document

Single Sheet Feed

The machine will only feed one sheet at a time

Toner

A type of ink used in Copiers and Laser Printers

USB

Universal Serial Bus (USB) which is used for connecting computer peripherals such as printers, keyboards and mouse

Warm Up Time

Warm up time is calculated from the time the machine is switched until it is ready for its first copy

Dictation TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Dictation?

AC Adaptor

An external power supply

GB

GB is short for gigabyte which is a unit of information or storage equal to 1024 MB

MB

MB is short for megabyte which is a unit of information or storage equal to 1024 kilobytes

Microcasette

A common audio storage medium used in analogue dictation machines

Minicassette

An audio storage medium used in analogue dictation machines suitable for repeatedly being rewound and fast forwarded

Standard Cassette

The standard cassette tape which is used in music cassette players

Stenocassettes

Stenocassettes are unique to Grundig and can only be used in Grundig analogue dictation machines

Voice Activated

Machine will recognise and respond to spoken word

Digital Camera TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Digital Cameras?

Built-in Memory

Many cameras have a built in memory as a buffer to the memory cards which store externally

Digital Zoom

Digital zoom will magnify the image but the greater the magnification the greater deterioration in the quality of the image

Face Detection

A function that focuses the image on the human faces, making them the priority in the photograph rather than the objects

GB

GB is short for gigabyte which is a unit of information or storage equal to 1024 MB

MB

MB is short for megabyte which is a unit of information or storage equal to 1024 kilobytes

Megapixel

A megapixel is one million pixels. The more megapixels a camera has the higher the resolution and consequently the greater the picture quality

Optical Zoom

Optical zoom adjusts the lens assembly giving a higher quality to the zoom

Resolution

The number of the pixels that are used to construct the image

Zoom

The function to magnify the image, this can be done either with an digital zoom or optical zoom

Electronic Reference TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Electronic Reference?

Anagram Solver

Type in the word and the anagram will find the solution for you. For example type in 'education' and see 'cautioned'

Antonyms

Words that have opposite meanings

ClariSpeech

ClariSpeech is the talking technology in Franklin's electronic reference products. ClariSpeech combines Lernout and Houspie's text-to-speech technology and Franklin's pronunciation enhancing technology

Confusables

Identifies and defines confusing terms such as 'there' and 'their'

Currency Conversions

Calculate between currencies such as Sterling and the Euro

Databank

Storage for names and numbers

Dictionary

A reference with an alphabetical list of names and their meanings

Encyclopedic Terms

Comprehensive information which is not just language related

LCD

Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) which is often used in electronic devices due its small usage of power

Proper Nouns

The names for unique entities for example 'James'

QWERTY Keyboard

The standard keyboard layout with the top layer of letters in the following order: Q W E R T Y U I O P

Synonyms

Words which have the same meaning

Thesaurus

Unlike a dictionary a thesaurus does not give definitions of the words but a list of related words often with similar meanings

User List

Enables you to create your own list of words

Fax Machine TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Fax Machines?

ADF

An Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) allows multiple sheets to be feed automatically through the machine without any assistance

All-in-One

A machine that has multiple functions including printing, copying, scanning and the option of a Fax Machine. Also know as a Multifunction

Automatic Document Feeder

An Automatic Document Feeder allows multiple sheets to be feed automatically through the machine without any assistance. Also known as an ADF

Bubblejet

Bubblejet printers are a type of Inkjet printers. Bubblejet printers use elements which create heat to vaporise the ink. This creates a bubble. The expansion causes a droplet to form and eject from the print head

DECT Phone

Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) which enable a cordless handset to connect to a wired base

Fax Machine

Fax or Facsimile is a telecommunications technology which allows the almost instant transfer of a document

Inkjet

Inkjet printers use extremely small droplets of ink onto the paper which create an image. There are many types of inkjet printers including Bubblejet printers

Ink Cartridge

A cartridge which is inserted into a larger machine to replace the supply of ink

GB

GB is short for gigabyte which is a unit of information or storage equal to 1024 MB

Laser

Laser printers are produce high quality text and graphics. Laser printers use a light beam to transfer images onto the drum; toner is then released onto the drum to transfer the image onto paper

LCD Display

Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) are often used in electronic devices due its clarity and small usage of power

LED

Light Emitting Diodes (LED) are usually used as a light source for a small area such as a power on button

MB

MB is short for megabyte which is a unit of information or storage equal to 1024 kilobytes

Modem

Modem is the common name for modulator-demodulator. Modems are used to carry an analogue signal to encode digital information

Network Ready

The machine has the function to be placed on a network for multiple users

PPM

Page per minute (PPM) is the term usually used for the speed of a printer or copier

Paper Tray

The tray the paper is fed from

Single Sheet Feed

Will only feed one sheet at a time

Folding Machine TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Folding Machines?

Automatic

Paper is automatically fed through the machine from the pile rather than sheet fed

Baronial

Multiple sheets are folded into thirds with the ends overlapping. The Baronial is the multiple sheet letter fold

Desktop

Machine is designed to sit on the desktop

Double Parallel Fold

Multiple sheets are folded in half. The double parallel fold is the multiple sheet half fold

French Fold

Paper is folded in half and then half again.

Half Fold

Also known as the single fold the paper is folded into half. The half fold is a single sheet fold

Letter Fold

Paper is folded into thirds with the ends overlapping. The letter fold is a single sheet fold

Manual

Individual sheets of paper are loaded into the folding machine manually

Paper Weight

Paper is measured by the weight of grams per square meter. A4 paper is commonly 80gms

Single Fold

Also known as the half fold, the paper is folded into half. The single fold is a single sheet fold

Stapled Sets

The machine will fold pages that have been stapled together (some machines are limited by the number of pages stapled together)

Z-Fold

Also known as the accordion fold, the paper is folded into thirds in two directions. The z-fold is a single sheet fold

Guillotine and Trimmer TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Guillotines & Trimmers?

Cutter

A paper cutting device to cut several sheets of paper perfectly straight. The rotary blade is manually pulled from side to side. Also known as a Trimmer

Cutting Capacity

The number of sheets that can be cut at one time

Cutting Length

The maximum length of paper that can be cut

Guillotine

A paper cutting device to cut several sheets of paper perfectly straight. The blade is on a handle which is manually pulled down on the paper

Narrow Cut

The smallest paper cut the machine is able to make

Trimmer

A paper cutting device to cut several sheets of paper perfectly straight. The rotary blade is manually pulled from side to side. Also known as a cutter

Headset TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Headsets?

2.5 Connector

A small round head connector which connects the headset to the phone. Also known as 2.5 Headset Jacks

3.5 Connectors

A small round head connector which connects the headset to the phone. Also known as 3.5 Headset Jacks

Amplifier

The amplifier will make the sound louder are used in conjunction with corded phones and phone systems

Binaural

The headset has two earpieces

Bluetooth Technology

Short range wireless technology to eliminate all unwanted wires

Boom Microphone

Fixed microphone that connects to the headset via a thin arm

Monaural

The headset only has one earpiece

Noise cancellation

Technology inside the microphone which reduces the background noise especially suitable for Call Centres and Offices as well as for mobile accessories

Polaris

The headset only has one earpiece

Range

The distance the headset can be away from the base

RJ-11 Connector

Short for Registered Jack -11 it is a telephone connector which holds up to six wires and is most commonly used to plug a telephone into the wall or a headset into a telephone

VoIP

Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) is the technology designed for talking over the internet at a reduced cost

Labelling Machine TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Labelling Machines?

Desktop

Label Machines designed for the home office or office desk

Handheld

Mobile label machines

PC Link

Label machines that can be used with or without a PC

PC Only

Label machines designed just to be used with software on your PC

QWERTY Keyboard

The standard keyboard layout with the top layer of letters in the following order: Q W E R T Y U I O P

Laminator TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Laminators?

Cold Laminator

Uses pressure instead of heat to fuse the plastic film together, ideal for heat sensitive documents such as photos

Hot Laminator

Heat is used to fuse the plastic film together

Micron

Microns are used to measure the thickness of the laminating film. Usually available in 75-250 microns

Pouch Laminator

Hot and cold laminators designed to feed individual pouches of various sizes and thickness

Roll Laminator

Continuous rolls of Ideal for professional use for large quantities and sizes

Multifunction TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Multifunctions?

ADF

An Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) allows multiple sheets to be feed automatically through the machine without any assistance

All-in-One

A machine that has multiple functions including printing, copying, scanning and the option of a Fax Machine. Also know as a Multifunction

Automatic Document Feeder

An Automatic Document Feeder allows multiple sheets to be feed automatically through the machine without any assistance. Also known as an ADF

Bubblejet

Bubblejet printers are a type of Inkjet printers. Bubblejet printers use elements which create heat to vaporise the ink. This creates a bubble. The expansion causes a droplet to form and eject from the print head

By-pass Trays

By-pass trays are used to feed irregular items like labels and thick paper/card to avoid paper jams. Also known as a multipurpose tray

Copier

A machine or function that generates copies of single sheets and documents quickly and cheaply

DECT Phone

Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) which enable a cordless handset to connect to a wired base

Duplex

Duplex printing will print on both sides of the paper rather than just the standard one side

Enlargement

A copying feature which allows for scaling and enlarging of the original size of the document

Fax Machine

Fax or Facsimile is a telecommunications technology which allows the almost instant transfer of a document

Flatbed Scanner

Flatbed Scanners will only scan single sheets of paper by laying them on a flat bed of glass. Ideally used for scanning books and bulky items

Inkjet

Inkjet printers use extremely small droplets of ink onto the paper which create an image. There are many types of inkjet printers including Bubblejet printers

Ink Cartridge

A cartridge which is inserted into a larger machine to replace the supply of ink

GB

GB is short for gigabyte which is a unit of information or storage equal to 1024 MB

Laser

Laser printers are produce high quality text and graphics. Laser printers use a light beam to transfer images onto the drum; toner is then released onto the drum to transfer the image onto paper

LCD Display

Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) are often used in electronic devices due its clarity and small usage of power

LED

Light Emitting Diodes (LED) are usually used as a light source for a small area such as a power on button

MB

MB is short for megabyte which is a unit of information or storage equal to 1024 kilobytes

Modem

Modem is the common name for modulator-demodulator. Modems are used to carry an analogue signal to encode digital information

Multipurpose Tray

Multipurpose trays are used to feed irregular items like labels and thick card to avoid paper jams. Also known as a by-pass tray

Multifunction

A machine that has multiple functions including printing, copying, scanning and the option of a Fax Machine. Also know as a All-in-One

Network Ready

The machine has the function to be placed on a network for multiple users

PPM

Page per minute (PPM) is the term usually used for the speed of a printer or copier

Paper Tray

The tray the paper is fed from

Printer

An output device that produces a paper copy of alphanumeric or graphic data

Reduction

A copying feature which allows for scaling and reducing the original size of the document

Scanner

An output device which produces an electronic or paper replica of the sheet or document feed through it

Single Sheet Feed

Will only feed one sheet at a time

Toner

A type of ink used in Copiers and Laser Printers

TWAIN Compliant

TWAIN compliant is an industry wide graphics and imaging standard which allows your PC to communicate with devices such as scanners and digital cameras

USB

Universal Serial Bus (USB) which is used for connecting computer peripherals such as printers, keyboards and mouse

Personal Organiser TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Personal Organisers?

Characters

The number of letters, numbers, symbols and spaces

GB

GB is short for gigabyte which is a unit of information or storage equal to 1024 MB

MB

MB is short for megabyte which is a unit of information or storage equal to 1024 kilobytes

PDA

Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) is a mobile personal organiser or computer which allows the sending and receiving of emails when connected to a mobile phone

Printer TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Printers?

ADF

An Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) allows multiple sheets to be feed automatically through the machine without any assistance

Automatic Document Feeder

An Automatic Document Feeder allows multiple sheets to be feed automatically through the machine without any assistance. Also known as an ADF

Bubblejet

Bubblejet printers are a type of Inkjet printers. Bubblejet printers use elements which create heat to vaporise the ink. This creates a bubble. The expansion causes a droplet to form and eject from the print head

By-pass Trays

By-pass trays are used to feed irregular items like labels and thick paper/card to avoid paper jams. Also known as a multipurpose tray

Duplex

Duplex printing will print on both sides of the paper rather than just the standard one side

Inkjet

Inkjet printers use extremely small droplets of ink onto the paper which create an image. There are many types of inkjet printers including Bubblejet printers

Ink Cartridge

A cartridge which is inserted into a larger machine to replace the supply of ink

GB

GB is short for gigabyte which is a unit of information or storage equal to 1024 MB

Laser

Laser printers are produce high quality text and graphics. Laser printers use a light beam to transfer images onto the drum; toner is then released onto the drum to transfer the image onto paper

LCD Display

Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) are often used in electronic devices due its clarity and small usage of power

LED

Light Emitting Diodes (LED) are usually used as a light source for a small area such as a power on button

MB

MB is short for megabyte which is a unit of information or storage equal to 1024 kilobytes

Multipurpose Tray

Multipurpose trays are used to feed irregular items like labels and thick card to avoid paper jams. Also known as a by-pass tray

Network Ready

The machine has the function to be placed on a network for multiple users

PPM

Page per minute (PPM) is the term usually used for the speed of a printer or copier

Paper Tray

The tray the paper is fed from

Printer

An output device that produces a paper copy of alphanumeric or graphic data

Single Sheet Feed

Will only feed one sheet at a time

Toner

A type of ink used in Copiers and Laser Printers

USB

Universal Serial Bus (USB) which is used for connecting computer peripherals such as printers, keyboards and mouse

Projector TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Projectors?

ANSI Lumens

ANSI (American National Standards Institute) lumens measure the output of the lamp. The higher the lumen the brighter the lamp output

Contrast Ratio

Measures how black the black is compared to the white; so the higher the contrast ratio the more realistic the picture is

Keystone Corrector

Projectors ability to correct the angle the projector points at the screen so the image appears less distorted

Resolution

The number of the pixels that are used to construct the image

SVGA

SVGA have a standard projected image resolution of 800 x 600 and are ideally used as a mobile projector

XGA

XGA have a standard projected image of 1024 x 768 resolutions for increased clarity as well as being ideal as a mobile projector

Scanner TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Scanners?

ADF

An Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) allows multiple sheets to be feed automatically through the machine without any assistance

Aspect Ratio

The relative proportion of the width and length of the image

Automatic Document Feeder

An Automatic Document Feeder allows multiple sheets to be feed automatically through the machine without any assistance. Also known as an ADF

Flatbed Scanner

Flatbed Scanners will only scan single sheets of paper by laying them on a flat bed of glass. Ideally used for scanning books and bulky items

Shredder TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Shredders?

Auto Reverse

This function helps to prevent paper jams by automatically reversing when there's a paper overfeed

Auto Start/Stop

The cutters will automatically start and stop when the paper is feed through

Castors

Wheels on the bottom of the shredder allowing for easy transfer form one place to another

Confetti Cut

Manufacturer Rexel's terminology for Cross cut

Cross Cut

The paper is cut in two directions both vertically and horizontally to create smaller less readable pieces. Cross cut also compacts itself in the bin allowing for less frequent emptying

DIN Standard

The DIN Standard is a European classification of shredder security levels. The levels range from DIN1 through to DIN6 (sometimes referred to as S1-S6) which is the highest security level. DIN3 or S3 is classed as an appropriate level for confidential documents

Feed Opening

The width of the opening where the paper is fed

Lift-off Head

The head of the shredder lifts off the bin to empty to enable emptying

Overload Protection

A sensor to turn the shredder off if too much paper is feed through

Ribbon Cut

Manufacturer Rexel�s terminology for Strip cut

Security Levels

See DIN standard

Sheet Capacity

The number of sheets of paper that you can feed through the shredder at a time

Strip Cut

The paper is cut in one direction creating strips the length of the paper. The thinner the strips the high security level

Throat

Also known as throat width, it is the width of the opening where the paper is fed

Dictation Software TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Dictation Software?

DSS Record

Digital Speech Standard (DSS) is a file format which greatly reduces the size of the file that is created and the transfer time from your dictation machine to your PC. DSS also benefits from the capacity to have multiple dictations on one machine as well as being able to save header information such as date, time and author

MAPI Compatible

Messaging Application Program Interface (MAPI) is a Microsoft application which enables you to send email from the windows (Microsoft) application that you are working in

Software

Is the program or instruction that tells the computer what to do

Standard word processing packages

For example Microsoft Word

Stapler TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Staplers?

Adjustable Paper Stop

Enables the user to consistently control where the staple is placed

Cassette Loading

The staples are stored in a cassette which is loaded directly into the stapler

Flat Stitch

This is the normal staple that you would find in a desk-top stapler with the ends of the staple piercing the paper and wrapping under

Pedal Stapling

Operate the stapler from a foot pedal

Saddle Stitch

Saddle stitch is stapling through the centre fold or the saddle. Saddle stitching is used for creating brochures, newsletters and catalogues

Stationery TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Stationery?

Auto On/Off

The electric pencil sharpener will automatically stop when the pencil has been sharpened

Blister Pack

Preformed plastic packaging often with a cardboard back

Hole Space

The distance between the punched holes

Retractable

The tip of the pen is retracted inside the pen by clicking the top rather than having a pen lid

Twin Tip

The pen has a two tips one on each end of the pen

Telephone TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Telephones?

Call Counter

Caller display function

DECT Phone

Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) which enable a cordless handset to connect to a wired base

Secrecy Button

Mute button so you are able to talk without the person at the end of the phone being able to hear what you are saying

TAM

Telephone Answer Machine

Talk Time

The maximum time a fully charged battery will last

Touchtone Dialing

Common form of dialing where each telephone button is represented by a tone

Typewriter TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Typewriters?

CPS

Characters Per Second (CPS) print speed

LCD Display

Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) are often used in electronic devices due its clarity and small usage of power

Vacuum Cleaner TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Vacuum Cleaners?

Attachments

Attachments are used to go on the end of the hose for more adaptable use such as the crevice tool for hard to reach places

Cylinder

Smaller and lighter than upright vacuum cleaners

Domestic

Suitable for use in the home and small office

Upright

Although heavier and less flexible than cylinder vacuum cleaners uprights are ideal for pet hair removal

Whiteboard TerminologyGo to TOPNeed help with
Whiteboards?

4 Screens

4 connected screens with one having a matt finish enabling projector use

2 Screens

Usually two rotating screens

Electronic Flipchart

Can be used as you would a whiteboard (dry-wipe) or blackboard

USB

Universal Serial Bus (USB) which is used for connecting computer peripherals such as printers, keyboards and mouse

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