Gateway

A device that interconnects two communication networks and transfers messages between them by translating protocols, buffering data rates and accommodating different physical interfaces such as connectors and cables. A gateway might by used to link a network using optical fibres with a coaxial cable based system.

Gateway

A method of interpreting differing protocols between disparate computer and telephone systems is often required. These interpretations can be performed on a gateway.

Gateway

A bridge between two networks.

Gateway

The gatehouses or gateways of the Middle Ages are often large and imposing structures. They were erected over the principal entrances of the precincts of religious establishments, colleges, etc, and sometimes also of the courts of houses, as well as castles and other fortifications. In military edifices the entrance usually consists of a single arc...
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Gateway

The Gateway is a computer which provides interfaces between the local computer system and one or several SCADA (or RCC) systems.
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gateway

The computer system used in a store to transmit orders and payroll to the Office/Distribution Center and receive price changes, PPUM Tags and delivery schedules from the Office/Distribution Center.
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gateway

[n] - an entrance that can be closed by a gate
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Gateway

(NETWORK GLOSSARY) In the past, this referred to a routing device. Today, this refers to a special purpose device that performs a layer seven conversion of information from one protocol stack to another.
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Gateway

Device that can interconnect networks with different, incompatible communications protocols. The gateway performs a layer-7 protocol-conversion to translate one set of protocols to another (for example, from TCP/IP to SNA or from TCP/IP to X.25). A gateway operates at Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) layers up through the Session Layer.
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Gateway

a computer which links together two or more separate networks
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Gateway

a facility which adapts signals and messages of one network to the protocols and conventions of another.
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Gateway

A network element (node) that performs conversions between different coding and transmission formats
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Gateway

Device linking dissimilar computer networks or a software protocol that allows one network to access another.
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Gateway

A special dedicated computer that attaches to two or more networks and routes packets from one network to the other.
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Gateway

A networking device, which links networks together. It scrutinises the data traveling between networks and may block its path for any number of reasons. In many ways similar to a hostile border guard which may decide to refuse admission to a person traveling to an adjoining country.
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Gateway

A computer server that allows for the connection of different computer network using protocol conversions.
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Gateway

Gate'way` noun A passage through a fence or wall; a gate; also, a frame, arch, etc., in which a gate in hung, or a structure at an entrance or gate designed for ornament or defense.
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gateway

noun an entrance that can be closed by a gate
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Gateway

• (n.) A passage through a fence or wall; a gate; also, a frame, arch, etc., in which a gate in hung, or a structure at an entrance or gate designed for ornament or defense.
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gateway

(from the article `information processing`) ...protocol that accommodates all the data types and formats used by the servers. Communication with other wide-area services using different ...
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Gateway

A computer server that allows for the connection of different computer network using protocol conversions
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gateway

A gateway is a network point that acts as an entrance to another network. On the Internet, a node or stopping point can be either a gateway node or a host (end-point) node. In videoconferencing, a component (often a computer or dedicated server) that provides the protocol translation allowing H.323 endpoints, H.320 systems, and others to participat...
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gateway

functional unit that connects two computer networks with different network architectures EXAMPLES - LAN gateway, mail gateway. NOTE - The computer networks may be either local area networks, wide area networks, or other types of networks.
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Gateway

The technical meaning is a hardware or software set-up that translates between two dissimilar protocols, for example America Online has a gateway that translates between its internal, proprietary e-mail format and Internet e-mail format. Another, sloppier meaning of gateway is to describe any mechanism for providing access to another system, e.g. A...
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Gateway

In computing, a gateway is a link connecting two IP networks.
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