May 3, 2021

Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Artificial Intelligence (AI) is when a computer, or system of interlinked computers, is used to imitate “human” thinking and decision-making. Though a broad form of AI, often referred to as a general AI, which is indistinguishable from human intelligence does not yet exist, several forms of narrow AI can accomplish specific tasks as well or even [...]

June 21, 2019


Automatic Repeat reQuest (ARQ) ARQ (Automatic Repeat reQuest) is an error control and packet recovery method for data transmission in which the receiver sends an alert to the sender if a packet is missing, so that the sender can resend the missing packet. ARQ is well-suited to streaming video over IP networks with a measure of unpredictability, such as the [...]

August 27, 2018

Active Directory

Active Directory Active Directory (or AD) is Microsoft’s trademarked directory service developed for Windows domain networks. It is included in most Windows Server operating systems, and was an integral part of the Windows 2000 architecture. With the release of Windows Server 2008, however, Active Directory became an umbrella term for a broad range of directory-based identity-related services. Active Directory was designed [...]

August 17, 2018

Adaptive Bitrate Streaming (ABR)

Adaptive Bitrate Streaming (ABR) Adaptive bitrate streaming or ABR streaming, sometimes shortened to ABS, is a technique for dynamically adjusting the compression level and video quality of a stream to match bandwidth availability. Older video streaming approaches relied on distributing a fixed bitrate video stream. If your network connection could not support that bitrate, you could not watch the video without [...]