Broadband
A service or connection generally defined as being ‘always on’ and providing a bandwidth greater than narrowband.
Hub
Hardware that connects devices on a home automation network and controls communications among them.
Internet
A global network of networks, using a common set of standards (e.g. Internet Protocol), accessed by users with a computer via a service provider.
IP
Internet Protocol. The packet data protocol used for routing and carrying messages across the internet and similar networks.
ISP
Internet Service Provider. The packet data protocol used for routingand carrying messages across the internet and similar networks.
PSTN
Public Switched Telephone Network. The network that manages circuit-switched fixed-line telephone systems.
Router
A box that plugs into a telephone socket which relays connections to and from the Internet and creates a wireless computer network, linking all your computers together.
VoIP
Voice over internet protocol. A technology that allows users to send calls using internet protocol, using either the public internet or private IP networks.

Last updated: 27/03/2020