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AUI Attachment Unit Interface
ANSI American National Standards Institute.
ACSR Aluminum Conductor Steel Reinforced.
AC Alternating Current.
APPA American Public Power Association.
ASTM American Society for testing and Materials.
ATM Asynchronous Transfer Mode.
AWG American Wire Gauge.


BICSI Building Industry Consulting Service International.


CAD Computer Aided Design.
CATV Community Antenna Television.
CCIA Computer and Communications Industry Association.
CCTV Closed Circuit Television.
CEA Canadian Electrical Association.
CO Central Office.
CPC Customer Premises Communication.
CPE Customer Premises Equipment.
CSA Canadian Standards Association.
CSMA/CD Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Detection.
CSPE Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene


dB Decibel.
DB-9/15/25/50 A D-Type Connector with 9/15/25/50 pins.
DC Direct Current.
DCOM Distributed Component Object Model
DES Data Encryption Standard
DHCP Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol.
DLL Dynamic Link Libraries.
DNS Domain Name Service
DSP Digital Signal Processing.
DUT Device Under Test.
ECMA European Computer Manufactures Association.
EDI Electronic Data Interchange
EIA Electronic Industries Association.
EMI Electromagnetic Interference
EPR Ethylene Propylene Rubber.
ETFE Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene (Teflon).


FCC Federal Communications Commission.
FDDI Fiber Distributed Data Interface.
FDM Frequency Division Multiplexing.
FDX Full Duplex.
FOIRL Fiber Optic Inter Repeater Link.
FOTP Fiber Optic Test Procedures.
FOTS Fiber Optic Transmission System.
FR-1 Flammability rating established by Underwriters Laboratories.
FTP File Transfer Protocol


G Rubber insulated, neoprene, Hypalon or CPE jacketed.


HC Horizontal Cross Connect.
HDX Half Duplex.
HVAC Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.
Hz Hertz.
IAEI International Association of Electrical Inspectors.
IBEW International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
IC Intermediate Cross Connect.
ICEA Independent Electrical Contractors Association.
IDC Insulation Displacement Connector.
IDE Integrated Development Environment.
IEC Interconnect Electro Technical Committee.
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
IETF Internet Engineering Task Force.
IKE Internet Key Exchange.
IMSA International Municipal Signal Association.
IP Internet Protocol.
IPSec IP Security.
IPv6 IP Version 6.
ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network.
ISA Instrument Society of America.
ISAKMP Internet Society Association Key Management Protocol.
ISDN Integrated Services Digital Network.
ISO International Standardization Organization.
ISP Internet Service Provider.
ITE Institute of Transportation Engineers.
ITU International Telecommunications Union.
IUEW International Union of Electrical Workers.
Kbps Kilobits Per Second
KHz Kilohertz (1000 Hertz)
KPSI A unit of tensile strength expressed in thousands of pounds per square inch.
lbf Pound Force
LAN Local Area Network
LASER Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol.
LED Light Emitting Diode
LLDPE Linear Low Density Polyethylene
L2TP Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol.
MAP Manufacturing Automation Protocol
MATV Master Antenna TV
MAU Medium Attachment Unit (Ethernet) Multistation Access Unit (Token Ring).
Mbps Megabits Per Second.
MC Main Cross Connect or Metal-Clad Cable.
MCM One thousand circular mils.
MDPE Medium Density Polyethylene.
MD5 Message Digest 5
MHz Megahertz.
MIC Media Interace Connector.
Mil One one-thousandth of an inch (.001)
MMJ Modified Modular Jack.
MSHA Mine Safety and Health Administration.
MTW Thermoplastic insulated machine tool wire.
MUX Multiplexer.
NAED National Association of Electrical Distributors.
NAPE National Association of Power Engineers.
NAT Network Address Translation.
NEC National Electrical Code.
NECA National Electrical Contractors Association.
NEMA National Electrical Manufacturers Association.
NEMRA National Electrical Manufactures Representatives Association.
NETA National Electrical Testing Association.
NFPA National Fire Protection Association.
NIC Network Interface Card.
NRECA National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
NVP Nominal Velocity of Propagation.
O.D. Outside Diameter.
OLE Object Linking and Embedding.
OSHA Occupational Safety And Health Act.
PAM Pulse Amplitude Modulation.
PAP Password Authentication Protocol.
PBX Private Branch Exchange.
PCM Pulse Coded Modulation.
PCMCIA Personal Computer Memory Card International.
PE Polyethylene.
PKI Public-Key Infrastructure.
PLTC Power Limited Tray Cable.
POP Point Of Presence.
PPP Point To Point Protocol.
PPTP Point To Point Tunneling Protocol.
PSTN Public Switched Telephone Network.
PTSS Passive Transmission Subsystem.
PUR Polyurethane.
PVC Polyvinyl Chloride.


QoS Quality Of Service.
RADIUS Remote Authentication Dial In User Service.
REA Rural Electrification Administration of the U.S Dept. of Agriculture.
RF Radio Frequency.
RG/U Radio Grade, Universal.
RI Ring In
RO Ring Out
S Heavy duty, flexible, rubber insulated and jacketed portable cord.  600 volt.
SHA-1 Secure Hash Algorithm 1
SKIP Simple Key Management.
SLA Service Level Agreement.
SO Same construction as "S" cord with an oil resistant neoprene jacket.
SNA Systems Network Architecture
SRL Structural Return Loss.
SSL Secure Sockets Layer.
STP Shielded Twisted Pair.
SYNC Synchronous.
SYS System.
TACAS Terminal Access Controller Access System.
TBB Telecommunications Bonding Backbone.
TBBIBC Telecommunications Bonding Backbone Interconnecting Bonding Conductor.
TC Telecommunications Closet or Tray Cable.
TCP/IP Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol.
TDM Time Division Multiplexing.
TDR Time Domain Reflectometer
TGB Telecommunications Grounding Busbar.
TIA Telecommunications Industry Association.
TMGB Telecommunications Main Grounding Busbar.
TP-PMD Twisted Pair Physical Layer Medium Dependent.
TSB Telecommunications System Bulletin.
UL Underwriters Laboratories.
UHF Ultra High Frequency.
UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply.
USB Universal Serial Bus.
USE Underground Service Entrance.
UTP Unshielded Twisted Pair.


VPN Virtual Private Network.


WAN Wide Area network.
1Base-5 Starlan.
10Base-2 Thinnet.
10Base-5 Thicknet.
10Base-T Ethernet or Twisted Pair.
10Broad36 Broadband.
100BaC 100 Mbps over Twisted Pair.
3DES Triple Data Encryption Standard

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