Where the printed matter is sealed in a plastic coating providing a rigid, watertight covering.

The process of raising letters or designs on card or tough paper already printed.

Electronic Mail or e-mail involves sending electronic correspondence from one computer to another over a network or the Internet.

Your e-mail address is needed in order to direct any messages to the right place (pretty much the same as normal mail). Your user id and the domain name of your ISP's computer, separated by the @ symbol usually makes up this address.

Encapsulated PostScript is a standard file format for importing and exporting PostScript files. The usual purpose of an EPS file is to be included in other pages, for example an image or logo to be set on a document, however entire pages may be exported as an EPS. An EPS file can contain any combination of text, graphics and images. Since it is actually a PostScript file, it is the most versatile file format that is available. To avoid the need for a PostScript interpreter, EPS files usually contain a small preview image that is used to visualise its content.
Sometimes EPS files are called EPSF files. EPSF simply stands for Encapsulated PostScript Format. EPS files can be generated by many drawing applications as well as most layout applications.

Vector based images/illustrations are created in high-end drawing software such as Adobe Illustrator, Macromedia Freehand (now obsolete) and are the industry standard within the graphic design sector. All professionally designed logo's should be created in this way.
Vector files usually feature the file extensions .EPS, .AI .CDR and .SWF (used in Flash animations).
What are Vector based images? Vector based graphics are mathematically created illustrations based on vector paths. They remain infinitely scalable and editable allowing designers unlimited freedom when it comes to logo design and illustration. And, because they are based on mathematical equations they produce very small file sizes.

Ethernet is the most widely installed local area network technology. Specified to a universal standard it is best used to describe the type of network architecture used. Whilst a typical ethernet network will consist of cables linking devices to a central hub, or switch, it may also have wireless devices that communicate using electromagnetic waves rather than a physical connection. All the devices, wired or wireless are using ethernet standards to transmit data.
Ethernet networks run at various different speeds, depending on the type of equipment, cabling or wireless systems in use. The slowest speed commonly in use today is 10 Base-T (10 Megabits/1.25 Megabytes per second) accelerating up to 1000 Base-T (1000 Megabits/125 Megabytes per second).

In general, a hub or switch is the central part of an ethernet network. Data converges from one or more directions and is forwarded out in one or more other directions.
Both devices perform the same basic function and a switch may often be referred to as a hub. There are, however, differences in how the devices behave after the data converges on the device. When data meets a switch the device selects the most appropriate path or circuit for sending a unit of data to its next destination. This leads to faster and more efficient transfer of data. Hubs are less intelligent and are best suited to smaller environments where speed, expansion and management of data are less critical.
Switches are found at the backbone (where one network connects with another) and gateway (where data is being forwarded close to its destination or origin) levels of a network, The former are often known as core switches and the latter as desktop switches.

When part of an intranet is made accessible to customers, partners, suppliers, or others outside the company, that part becomes part of an extranet.


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