In information technology (IT) and telecommunications technology (TC), a terminal device , also called a data terminal or subscriber station , is a device (e.g. PC , fax machine , telephone or answering machine ) that is connected to a network termination of a public or private data or telecommunications network connected. This can be a direct electrical / optical connection, for example with a plug connector , or a radio connection such as a mobile phone .
Different classes of terminal devices based on IP networks have established themselves:
- Workstation computers , notebooks and tablet computers
- Cell phones and smartphones
Also Telegraph and computer terminals were considered devices.
- Reinhold Sellien: Gabler's economic lexicon. Springer-Verlag, 2013, ISBN 978-3-663-13393-3 , p. 1128 ( limited preview in Google book search).
- ↑ DEGt (data terminal device) itwissen.info, accessed on July 12, 2017