9. Terms and Abbreviations

The following list defines the terms and abbreviations used in this document:

Term Definition
AAC; Adaptive Audio Coding AAC provides basically the same sound quality as MP3 while using a smaller bit rate. AAC is mainly used to compress music.
Advertise Advertise service in Bluetooth makes it known that a certain Bluetooth service is available.
AMR Adaptive Multi-rate Codec file format.
API Application Programming Interface
Bluetooth Bluetooth is a technology for wireless communication between devices that is based on a low-cost short-range radio link.
BPP Bits Per Pixel
C STDLIB Symbian OS's implementation of the C standard library
Dialog A temporary user interface window for presenting context-specific information to the user, or prompting for information in a specific context.
Discovery Discovery is a process where Bluetooth finds other nearby Bluetooth devices and their advertised services.
DLL Dynamic link library
GSM; Global System for Mobile communication GSM is a digital mobile telephone system that uses a variation of time division multiple access. It digitizes and compresses data, then sends it down a channel with two other streams of user data, each in its own time slot.
GUI Graphical User Interface
I/O input/output
IP Internet Protocol
MBM; MultiBitMap The native Symbian OS format used for pictures. MBM files can be generated with the bmconv.exe tool included in the S60 SDK.
MIDI; Musical Instrument Digital Interface A protocol and a set of commands for storing and transmitting information about music.
MIF; Multi-Image File MIF files are similar to MBM files and can contain compressed SVG-T files. This file type can be generated with the MifConv.exe tool.
MIME; Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions MIME is an extension of the original Internet e-mail protocol that can be used to exchange different kinds of data files on the Internet.
MP3 A standard technology and format for compressing a sound sequence into a very small file while preserving the original level of sound quality when it is played.
OS Operating System
Real Audio An audio format developed by Real Networks.
RDBMS Relational database management system
SMS; Short Message System (within GSM) SMS is a service for sending messages of up to 160 characters, or 224 characters if using a 5-bit mode, to mobile phones that use GSM communication.
Softkey Softkey is a key that does not have a fixed function nor a function label printed on it. On a phone, selection keys reside below or above on the side of the screen, and derive their meaning from what is presently on the screen.
SQL Structured Query Language
SVG, SVG-T; Scalable Vector Graphics (-Tiny) XML-based vector graphics format for describing two-dimensional graphics and graphical applications.
Twip Twips are screen-independent units to ensure that the proportion of screen elements are the same on all display systems. A twip is defined as 1/1440 of an inch, or 1/567 of a centimeter.
UI User Interface
UI control UI control is a GUI component that enables user interaction and represents properties or operations of an object.
WAV A file format for recording sound, especially in multimedia applications.

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