Bandwidth - Bandwidth has a general meaning of how much information can be carried in a given time period (usually a second) over a wired or wireless communications link. Usually described as Kbps, Mbps or Gbps. In General - the more bandwidth the more quickly the network will respond to a computer.
Ethernet - Ethernet is the most widely installed Local Area Network (LAN) technology. Specified in an International standard, IEE 802.3. - In other words a simplified way to connect your business. BGMU handles the technical details of security and connectivity.
Fiber Optic - Fiber optic (or "optical fiber") refers to the medium and the technology associated with the transmission of information as light impulses along a glass or plastic wire or fiber. Fiber optic wire carries much more information than conventional copper wire and is far less subject to electromagnetic interference.
Gbps - Gbps stands for billions of bits per second and is a measure of bandwidth on a digital data transmission medium such as optical fiber. With slower media ( usually traditional copper wires) and protocols, bandwidth may be in the Mbps (millions of bits or megabits per second) or the Kbps (thousands of bits or kilobits per second) range.
LAN – Local Area Network - A local area network (LAN) is a group of computers and associated devices that share a common communications line within a small geographic area (for example, within an office building). A local area network may serve as few as two or three users (for example, in a home network) or as many as thousands of users.
Mbps - Mbps stands for millions of bits per second or megabits per second and is a measure of bandwidth (the total information flow over a given time) on a telecommunications medium. Depending on the medium and the transmission method, bandwidth is also sometimes measured in the Kbps (thousands of bits or kilobits per second) range or the Gbps (billions of bits or gigabits per second) range. For reference - a traditional Modem produces somewhere in between 28.8 and 56 Kpbs or 28,800 to 56,000 bits per second.
Network Operations Center (NOC) – A network operations center (NOC) is a place from which a telecommunications network supervised, monitored, and maintained. Large entities with large networks as well as large network service providers typically have a network operations center, a room containing visualizations of the network or networks that are being monitored, workstations at which the detailed status of the network can be seen, and the necessary software to manage the networks. The network operations center is the focal point for network troubleshooting, software distribution and updating, router management, performance monitoring, and coordination with affiliated networks. Also other services are typically offered such as but not limited to disaster recovery, data storage and web hosting.
Router - In networks such as the Internet, a router is a device that determines the next network point to which data should be forwarded toward its destination. The router is connected to at least two networks and decides which way to send each information packet based on its current understanding of the state of the networks it is connected to. This router may create or maintain a table of the available routes and their conditions and use this information along with distance and cost algorithms to determine the best route for a given packet. Typically, a packet may travel through a number of network points with routers before arriving at its destination. Routers required careful setup and regular maintenance to insure connectivity and security.
SONET – SONET is an acronym for synchronous optical network. SONET is a standard for data transmission on optical media. The international equivalent of SONET is synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH). Together, they ensure standards so that digital networks can interconnect internationally and that existing conventional transmission systems can take advantage of optical media through tributary attachments.
T-1 - The T1 carrier (or T-1) is the traditional and most commonly used digital line in the United States, Canada, and Japan. It provides at an overall rate of 1.544 million bits per second (Mbps) T1 lines use copper wire and span distances within and between major metropolitan areas.