Applied to a telephone set, it is the connection of the telephone set line (mounting) cord to a connecting block with screw terminations. Under the FCC's Registration Program for terminal equipment, only those telephone sets which were connected to the telecommunications network in a "hardwired" manner prior to July 1, 1979, may remain connected in such a fashion.
wired directly to a computer or controller, as opposed to being connected over the telephone lines through a modem
Describes any equipment connected to its power source by hardware attached directly to terminal blocks or distribution panels.
Describes a system designed in a way that does not allow for flexibility or future expansion. May also refer to a device or computer connected directly to a network. ... more
Two (2) pieces of equipment communicate with one another via a dedicated circuit or through a wire to which both are directly connected.
The electrical connection of components within a system by means of electrical conductors so that the only way the system can be modified is by changing the connections.