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O ACLs Open Access Computer Labs (CSLA)
OASIS Optimized Array for Space-background Infrared Simulation. Program designed to enhance the current state-of-the-art in resistive array infrared scene projector technology. The focus of this program is to develop optimal radiometric output from the infrared scene projector in a cryogenic/vacuum environment.

Source: ScienceWise funding ALERT service for Nov. 1, 2001

OASIS Otis Automated Sales Information System
OBEX Object Exchange (a publish-and-subscribe technology)
OBI Open Buying on the Internet (International inter-business standard for Internet commerce)
OC3 Backbone type of telephone connection with a considerably larger bandwidth than a T1 (1.54 MB/sec.). OC3s are used as back bone by National providers (e.g., Sprint, MCI, Pacbell, Earthlink...).
OCF Object Components Framework (Borland's C++ 4.5 tool to speed up the development of OLE [Object Linking & Embedding] 2.0 enabled applications)
OCLC Online Computer Library Center http://wpc.oclc.org (According to the OCLC there are close to 8.5 million distinct web sites on the net).
OCR Optical Character Recognition/Resolution (software for scanners)
.ocx 16-and 32-bit OLE [Object Linking and Embedding] Control Standard file extension (Symantec C++ Programming Language).
ODBC Open Database Connectivity (flexible connections between multiple data tables)
ODI Open Data-link Interface (interface to the networking software, either directly or through a LAN[Local Area Network] adapter)
ODM Optimized Distribution Model (a BTO [Built to Order] PC system)
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturers (Term coined by Microsoft to describe IBM PCs without having to use the International Business Machine's registered trademark).
Offline Work performed at your PC while disconnected from your LAN [Local Area Network] or the Internet.
Ohmmeter Special electronic device used to measure electrical resistance.
OLE Object Linking and Embedding or moving text or graphics between different applications in a Windows environment
OLED Organic Light-Emitting Diode
OLTP On-Line Transaction Processing
OMA Object Management Architecture
OMG Object Management Group
OMMS Otis Maintenance Management System
OMR Optical-mark recognition
Online Work performed at your PC while connected to your LAN [Local Area Network] or the Internet.
OO Object-Oriented (a Windows environment)
OOP Object-Oriented Programming
OOPLA Object-Oriented Programming Language
OOPS Object-Oriented Program System
OOT Object-Oriented Training
OPAC On-line Public Access Catalog (JFK Memorial Library contains approximately 40+ million volumes!)
OPS Open Profiling Standard (standard that allows secure, private exchange of user profile information between personalized Web sites).
Optical
discs
Also referred to as compact discs (CDS), store information and read it using light. Hard drives and floppy diskettes use magnetism.
Option
Button
A control used to display a choice or, more typically, a group of related choices from which one may select only one option (usually a radio type button).
ORB Object Request Broker
OSC Operating System Components
OSCAR On-Screen Configuration & Activity Reporting
OSD Open Software Description (The vocabulary describing parts of a software for incremental updating of that application over the Net)
OSN Open System Networking
OSPF Open Shorter Path First Protocol (also see BGP [Border Gateway Protocol] standards for interior & exterior gateway IP routing protocols for building large, scaleable inter-networks.
OSR2 OEM [Original Equipment Manufacturers] Service Release 2nd edition
OT Open Transport
OTP Open Trading Protocol (a uniform system for selling goods to consumers through the web)

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