• Asynchronous: Communication in which events between parties are not synchronized, or coordinated, in real time.

• Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM): A connection-oriented switching technology in which data transfer occurs over a specific virtual circuit.

• CIF: Short for Common Interchange Format (or Common Intermediate Format), a video format used in videoconferencing systems that specifies a data rate of 30 frames per second (fps), with each frame containing 288 lines and 352 pixels per line. CIF specifies the minimum number of lines that are actually required in order for the human eye to perceive video that


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