direct optical character recognition - printed characters can be read directly by the computer without the need for special ink
A computer peripheral used to translate print format into one the computer can store and print out.
A device that imports text, pictures and graphs into a computer.
A peripheral device that converts text or pictures into bit-mapped data that is put into a computer. The digitized images can then be edited. (WP, Gr. 6)
A receiver that continuously broadcasts signals it detects from specified radio frequencies.
a radio receiver that that moves automatically across some selected range of frequencies looking for for some signal or condition; "they used scanners to monitor police radio channels"
a radio receiver capable of receiving signals outside of the regular AM and FM radio band, allow these signals to be programmed to a bank of memory locations, and to rapidly 'scan' them, stopping on channels with open carriers
a radio receiver designed to allow you to listen to radio
A virus detection program that searches, prevents and removes any malicious code on your system. See also Antivirus.
A scanner is program created to search and detect viruses. Some scanners operate automatically in the background to scan disk and files while other scanners operate at a preset time through scheduling software or on demand.
A virus detection program that searches for viruses. Slow Infector The term "slow infector" is sometimes used to refer to a virus that only infect files as they are modified or as they are created. The purpose is to fool people who use integrity checkers into thinking that modifications reported by their integrity checker are due solely to legitimate reasons.
an anti-virus program designed to search the files on your computer for known viruses
An electronic register system that automatically records the product description and retail price for an item by reading a UPC code with a laser.
Computerized cash register recording transactions by reading UPC code. Usage includes tracking end user purchases, controlling inventory and follow end user purchasing patterns and trends.
An instrument which automatically samples or interrogates the state of various processes, conditions, or physical states and initiates action in accordance with the information obtained. SENSE To examine, particularly relative to a criterion; to determine the present arrangement of some element of hardware, especially a manually-set switch; to read holes punched in paper.
a piece of equipment used to 'read' information contained in a barcode
A photoelectric control that contains the light source and the detector in the same housing.
It is a photoelectric device which is used for scanning a picture inorder to determine automatically the density of the hue or value in every area for the transmission by wire or by radio or for preparation of color process printing plates.
a less elaborate kind of intrusion detector
a tool you need to learn to use, just like your radar detector
a hardware tool, and usually comes with at least some of the software you need to use it
a tool that has been developed to obtain information about a host or network
a valuable tool
Scanners are lithography tools that were first introduced in the early 1970s to replace contact printers. Today, scanners are being replaced by higher-technology steppers.