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Encyclopedia > Transmission (telecommunications)

In telecommunications, transmission is the act of transmitting electrical messages (and the associated phenomena of radiant energy that passes through media). Messages can be a series of data units, such as binary digits, or groups of those, variously called frames, blocks. Telecommunication is the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... Message in its most general meaning is an object of communication. ... Radiant energy is the energy of electromagnetic waves. ... Electrical conduction is the movement of electrically charged particles through matter. ... Data is the plural of datum. ... This article is about the unit of information, see Bit (disambiguation) for other meanings. ... In telecommunications, a frame is a packet which has been encoded for transmission over a particular link. ... In telecommunication, the term block has the following meanings: A group of bits or digits that is transmitted as a unit and that may be encoded for error-control purposes. ...

Transmission can be split up into two parts:

1. The dispatching by a sender, for reception elsewhere, of a signal, message, or any form of information.
2. The propagation of a signal by any means, such as by telegraph, telephone, radio, television, or facsimile via any medium, such as wire, coaxial cable, microwave, optical fiber, or radio frequency.

See also: communication channel, Byte A Communications channel (or channel for short), models the medium through which information is transmitted from a sender (or transmitter) to a receiver. ... A byte is commonly used as a unit of storage measurement in computers, regardless of the type of data being stored. ...

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