WAN (Wide-Area Network) - a network that covers a large geographic area.
Warm Start Trap
- a CellPath 300 SNMP trap that indicates that SNMP alarm messages or agents
have been enabled.
Watt - Unit of electric power.
Watt Hour - Unit of electrical energy equal to one watt of power consumed
for an hour.
Waveform - The characteristic shape of a period signal usually shown as a
plot of amplitude over a period of time.
WECO - An abbreviation for Western Electric Company.
- In Queuing theory, relates to the pre-assignment of "weights" to multiple
queues to establish priority.
Weightings (Noise) - A subjective measuring technique by which the
annoyance effects of electrical noise at various frequencies that are on a
telephone line can be compared to common noise reference. Two weightings are
often used in the specifications: (1) the EIA line weighting, which was
developed using the characteristics of the 302 telephone set as a reference;
and (2) the C message weighting, which was developed using the characteristics
of the 500 type of telephone set as a reference.
Wideband Channel -
Communications channel with more capacity (19.2K bps) than the standard
capacity of a voice grade line.
Winding - The coils of an alternator. Stator (armature) winding consists
of a number of coils and their interconnections. Rotor winding.
- The Windows Socket (WinSock) API provides a common programming interface
between a Windows application and the TCP/IP protocol.
Wire - A single metallic conductor, usually solid-drawn and circular in
Wire Drawing - Pulling out a hot metal rod and making it into wire.
Wire Gauges - Systems or devices for measuring the thickness of wire.
Examples include ISO (International Standards Organization), AWG (American Wire
Gauge), SWG (Standard Wire Gauge), BG (Birmingham Gauge), LPG (Lancashire
Pinion Wire Gauge), and Stubs Steel Wire Gauge.
Wireless - Without wires.
Wireline - FCC regulations restrict providers of cellular telephone
service in any given market to one wireline carrier (the local telephone
company) and one non-wireline carrier (any company other than the local
Wireline Cellular Carrier (or Block "B" Carrier) - Under the FCC's
initial licensing procedures, the Block B carrier is the local telephone
company. The FCC reserved one of the two systems in every market for the local
telephone - or wireline - company. After initial licensing, the istinction can
disappear; the local phone company can sell its cellular system to anyone.
Wireline or Block B systems operate on the frequencies 835 to 845 MHz and 846.5
to 849 MHz (mobile to base) and 880 to 890 MHz and 891.5 to 894 MHz (base to
Wire Terminal - Terminal strip designed for use with multipair
Wire Wrapping - Termination of wires on tags by firmly wrapping the wire
around a sharp-cornered tag which bites through the insulator to the conductor.
Wire Wrapping Tool - Hand tool used to wrap connecting wires around the
rectangular solderless terminals used in place of soldering tags on terminal
Wire Wrap Terminal - A tag with sharp corners designed for a wire
wrapping tool to be used to make connection.
Wiring Diagram - A point to point, highway or airline wiring format which
defines the wiring path and color code of wire to and from apparatus
Wiring Harness - Method of making up cable forms and groups of pre-cut
and laced-up individual insulated wires prior to the assembly of units so that
terminations on shelves or other units may be easily connected onto the correct
Wiring Layout Drawing - A wiring diagram showing colors, gauges, etc., of
wires and detailed layouts thereof.
Work Order - An order to perform certain work, together with the
authority to incur expenditure.