Glossary - B
The utilities industry is awash with jargon and apparently meaningless abbreviations. We aim to explain what some of them mean. Please use either the search box (above and left) or the A to Z matrix to the right.
Displaying 1 - 8 of 8 definitions.
- Balancing and Settlement Code (BSC)
- The Code governing the operation of the balancing mechanism and the imbalance settlement process and the relationships and responsibilities of all electricity market participants.
- Balancing mechanism
- System used by electricity generators and suppliers to balance their supply and demand positions. Operated by National Grid Transco to maintain the necessary national and local balances between electricity generation and consumption.
- The load continuously supplied by generators into the electricity networks over a period of tirne that demand does not fall below.
- BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The middleware software package that is part of the BlackBerry wireless platform from Research in Motion (RIM). BES connects to messaging and collaboration software (Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, Novell GroupWise) on enterprise networks to synchronize email and PIM information between desktop and mobile software.
- BES Express
- Blackberry Enterprise Server Express is a "cut-down" version of BES, with only 35 configurable security rules (the ones most organisations use anyway). BES Express is supplied as a free of charge download from the Research in Motion website.
- The BlackBerry is a wireless handheld device introduced in 1999 which supports push e-mail, mobile telephone, text messaging, internet faxing, web browsing and other wireless information services. Developed by the Canadian company Research In Motion (RIM), it delivers information over the wireless data networks of mobile phone service companies. BlackBerry first made headway in the marketplace by concentrating on e-mail, and for 6 years had little real competition. In the last few years devices running Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5 and 6 operating system have started to gain ground on BlackBerry, and Android based phones are becoming popular. All three systems have strengths and weaknesses, although for sheer usability Blackberry remains our system of choice.
- BlackBerry Prosumer
- A mobile email solution for smaller organisations who cannot justify the relatively high price of BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES).
- Bluetooth is an industrial specification for wireless personal area networks (PANs). Bluetooth provides a way to connect and exchange information between devices such as mobile phones, laptops, PCs, printers, digital cameras, and video game consoles over a secure, globally unlicensed short-range radio frequency.