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ABS Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene ACK Acknowledgment AI Analog Input AMD Advanced Micro Devices ANSI American National Standards Institute: http://www.ansi.org ANSI-C American National Standards Institute- Programming Language AO Analog Output API Application Programming Interface ARP Address Resolution Protocol ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange ASICs Application Specific Integrated Circuits AUI Attachment Unit Interface

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BNC Bayonet Nut Connector BOOTP Bootstrap Protoco

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CAN Controller-area Network CDC Change Data Capture CFC Continuous Function Chart CIP Common Industrial Protocol CIP Control and Information Protocol CMRR Common-Mode Rejection Ratio COB Communication Object COM Component Object Model CPU Central Processing Unit CRC Cyclic Redundancy Check CSC Convertible Static Compensator CSMA/CD Carrier Sense, Multiple Access/Collision Detect

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DCOM Distributed Component Object Model DEC Digital Equipment Corporation DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol DIO Discrete Input/Output DIP Dual In-line Package DIX Digital Equipment Corp., Intel, and Xerox DLL Dynamic Link Library DNS Domain Name Server DOS Denial of Service DOS Disk Operating System

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EBCDIC Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code ECM Enterprise Contact Management EDS Electronic Data Sheet EIA Electric Industries Alliance: http://www.eia.org EMI Electromagnetic Interference ERP Enterprise Resource Planning ESD Electrostatic Sensitive Devices

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FBD Function Block Diagram FDDI Fiber Distributed Data Interface FOIRL Fiber Optic Inter Repeater Link FTP File Transfer Protocol

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GMII Gigabit Media-Independent Interface GND Ground GPIO General Purpose Input/Output GPS Global Positioning System

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HMI Human Machine Interface HSSDC High Speed Serial Data Connector HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol HVAC Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning

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IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority IC Integrated Chip ICMP Internet Control Message Protocol IDC Industrial Development Corporation: http://www.idc.co.za IEC International Electrical Commission: http://www.iec.ch

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IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: http://www.ieee.org/portal/site IETF Internet Engineering Task Force: http://www.ietf.org IGMP Internet Group Management Protocol IL Instruction List I/O Input/Output IP Internet Protocol IPV Internet Protocol Version ISA Industry Standard Architecture: http://www.isa.org ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network ISO International Organization for Standardization

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LAN Local Area Network LD Ladder Diagram LED Light Emitting Diode LQFP Low- Profile Quad Flat Package

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MAC Media Access Controller MAU Media Attachment Unit MES Manufacturing Execution System MIB Management Information Base MII Media Independent Interface MMF Multimode Fiber MOV Metal Oxide Varistor

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NAC Navy Automation Controller NCS Network Computing System NEMA National Electrical Manufactures Association: http://www.nema.org NFS Network File System NIC Network Interface Card NRT Near Real Time NRZ Non-Return to Zero NTP Network Time Protocol NVT Network Viral Terminal

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ODVA ODVA formally (Open Devicenet Vendors Association): http://www.odva.org OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer OFDM Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing OMAC Open Modular Architecture Controls: http://www.omac.org OPC OLE for Process Control: http://www.opcfoundation.org OS Operating System

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PAD Portable Application Description PARC Plato Alto Research Center: http://www.parc.com PCB Printed Circuit Board PCI Peripheral Component Interconnect PCMCIA Personal Computer Memory Card International Association: http://pcmcia.org PD Powered Device PDO Process Data Object PHY Physical Layer PID Proportional Integral Derivative PING Packet InterNet Groper PLC Programmable Logic Controller PoE Power over Ethernet PSE Power Sourcing Equipment PTO Profinet Trade Organization: http://www.us.profibus.com PUR Polyurethane PVC Polyvinyl Chloride PWM Pulse-width Modulation

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RAM Random Access Memory RARP Reverse Address Resolution Protocol RFID Radio-Frequency Identification RH Relative Humidity RJ Registered Jack RMON Remote MONitoring ROM Read-Only Memory RPC Remote Procedure Call RS- Recommended Standard RT Real Time RTOS Real Time Operating System RTPS Real Time Publish/Subscribe RTU Remote Terminal Unit Rx Receive RZ Return to Zero

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SAE System Architecture Evolution SCADA Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition SDO Service Data Object SFC Sequential Function Chart SLC Smart Link Communication SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol SNA Systems Network Architecture SNMP Simple Networking Management Protocol SOAP Simple Object Access Protocol SPI- Serial Peripheral Interface SSID Service Set Identifier SSL Server-Side Language

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ST Structured Text STP Shielded Twisted Pair

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TCI Tag Control Info TCP Transmission Control Protocol TFTP Trivial File Transfer Protocol TIA Telecommunications Industry Association: http://www.tiaonline.org TLS Transport Layer Security TOS Type of Service TTL Time to Live TTL Transistor-Transistor Logic Tx Transmit-Out

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UCMM Unconnected Message Manger UDP User Datagram Protocol UNIX Uniplexed Information and Computing System UTP Unshielded Twisted-Pair

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VAC Volts of Alternating Current VDC Volts of Direct Current VFD Variable Frequency Drive VIN Vehicle Identification Nubmer VPN Virtual Private Network

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WAN Wide Area Network WEP Wired Equivalent Privacy WPA WiFi Protected Access: http://www.wi-fi.org/knowledge_center/wpa WPAN Wireless Personal Area Networks

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