The Complete Transceiver Definition and Vocabulary Glossary

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This glossary explains and elaborates on terms that you may come across when exploring information about transceivers. If you're exploring the site and have found yourself wondering what the actual transceiver definition is, you've come to the right place. If need to find information on transceivers, it is important to know the definitions of the important terms having to do with transceivers.

  • Advanced Receipt - An advanced receipt is just as it sounds, a specialized receipt described below which contains the proof of identity for the receiver. As a real world example, if you send a file with Transceiver to Dave, the receipt you're sent once Dave receives the file would contain Dave's proof of identity, showing not only that the file was received but allowing you to be extra secure in the knowledge that not only was your file sent off properly, but that it reached its intended recipient.
  • Digital Signature - The digital signature is used along with the digital certificate. Though quite different in application, it serves much the same purpose as a written signature. It's used both to establish the identity of the sender along with the digital certificate, but also to show that the shared file was not altered in any way without the knowledge of the signing party.
  • Direct attach cables-Ethernet cables carrying data that attach directly to servers in a particularly high data transfer environment. These cables run over copper.
  • EID - A government issued identity card which can be used to sign documents online with a digital signature. These cards are currently issued in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, Morocco, Portugal, Romania, Latvia, Estonia, and Spain.
  • Fiber patch cable - Ethernet cables carrying data that attach directly to servers in a particularly high data transfer environment. These cables utilize a fiber optic system.
  • Proof of Identity - Digital information associated with a Transceiver account establishing the identity of the user. It utilizes the Digital Signature and Digital Certificate of the user.
  • Receipt - Confirmation for the sender that the file was received by the intended user. Receipts are automatically sent off as soon as the file reaches its intended user. If the receiving account has an established Proof of Identity via a Digital Certificate, the Proof of Identity is attached to the receipt, making it an Advanced Receipt.
  • Receiver - The Transceiver account that the file is being sent to in an exchange. The receiver is the second in the chain of two transceivers sharing a file.
  • Server Memory - The physical capacity for information on a server. The memory is backed up by a number of features designed to protect it from corruption.
  • TC-Msg - A file format used to store messages in the Transceiver Communicator application. Messages are completely secure, and will never be accessed by any party beyond the sender and receiver.
  • Transceiver - The simplest way to explain the transceiver definition is that it's a combination of the words Transmitter and Receiver, the Transmitter is the account sending the file while the Receiver is the account receiving the file.
  • Transceiver account - The representation of a Transceiver user, granting access to and the use of Transceiver for the purpose of sending and receiving files.
  • Transceiver address - The unique identifier of a Transceiver account.
  • Transceiver Automator - A Transceiver service allowing for the automation of file processing. For sending files, the Transceiver Automator can be set to automatically send files dropped off in a certain folder, and to automatically handle any received files. It comes in two versions: Transceiver Automator Express and Transceiver Automator Professional.
  • Transceiver Communicator - The primary interface for Transceiver, Transceiver Communicator handles the actual sending and receiving of files and is similar in function though far superior to a typical email account, and uses many of the same terms for added initial familiarity.
  • Transceiver Server - Like any server, this is the software and the machine that runs the Transceiver communication services. The server can be hosted by the client company or Transceiver can host it.
  • Transmitter - The Transceiver account that is sending the file in an exchange. The transmitter is the first in the chain of two transceivers sharing a file.
  • Transponder - A combination of the words transmitter and responder, this is the device that sends and receives information through the network.
  • Trusted Address - One of the most useful features of Transceiver is that files can only be received from accounts that the user identifies as trusted, so there will be no unwanted spam.
  • Trusted Timestamp - A display of the creation time of a file or the last time it was modified. It also shows the time a digital signature was used.
  • T-Rcpt - When receipts are stored in the transceiver network, this file format is associated with them.
  • T-Sig - Digital signatures are stored in the transceiver network to help establish proof of identity, as noted above. When stored in the network, these signatures use the T-Sig file format.
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