Glossary – Samsung CLX-3175FN User Manual

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An Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) is a mechanism that will

automatically feed an original sheet of paper so that the machine can

scan some amount of the paper at once.


AppleTalk is a proprietary suite of protocols developed by Apple, Inc for

computer networking. It was included in the original Macintosh (1984)

and is now deprecated by Apple in favor of TCP/IP networking.

BIT Depth

A computer graphics term describing the number of bits used to

represent the color of a single pixel in a bitmapped image. Higher color

depth gives a broader range of distinct colors. As the number of bits

increases, the number of possible colors becomes impractically large for

a color map. 1-bit color is commonly called as monochrome or black and



A bitmapped graphics format used internally by the Microsoft Windows

graphics subsystem (GDI), and used commonly as a simple graphics file

format on that platform.


Bootstrap Protocol. A network protocol used by a network client to

obtain its IP address automatically. This is usually done in the bootstrap

process of computers or operating systems running on them. The

BOOTP servers assign the IP address from a pool of addresses to each

client. BOOTP enables 'diskless workstation' computers to obtain an IP

address prior to loading any advanced operating system.


Charge Coupled Device (CCD) is a hardware which enables the scan

job. CCD Locking mechanism is also used to hold the CCD module to

prevent any damage when you move the machine.


Collation is a process of printing a multiple-copy job in sets. When

collation is selected, the device prints an entire set before printing

additional copies.

Control Panel

A control panel is a flat, typically vertical, area where control or

monitoring instruments are displayed. They are typically found in front of

the machine.


It is the printing term used for a toner usage measurement on printing.

For example, 5% coverage means that an A4 sided paper has about 5%

image or text on it. So, if the paper or original has complicated images or

lots of text on it, the coverage will be higher and at the same time, a

toner usage will be as much as the coverage.


Comma Separated Values (CSV). A type of file format, CSV is used to

exchange data between disparate applications. The file format, as it is

used in Microsoft Excel, has become a pseudo standard throughout the

industry, even among non-Microsoft platforms.


A Duplex Automatic Document Feeder (DADF) is a mechanism that will

automatically feed and flip over an original sheet of paper so that the

machine can scan on both sides of the paper.


The value or setting that is in effect when taking a printer out of its box

state, reset, or initialized.


A Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is a client-server

networking protocol. A DHCP server provides configuration parameters

specific to the DHCP client host requesting, generally, information

required by the client host to participate on an IP network. DHCP also

provides a mechanism for allocation of IP addresses to client hosts.


Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM), a small circuit board that holds

memory. DIMM stores all the data within the machine like printing data,

received fax data.


The Domain Name Server (DNS) is a system that stores information

associated with domain names in a distributed database on networks,

such as the Internet.

Dot Matrix Printer

A dot matrix printer refers to a type of computer printer with a print head

that runs back and forth on the page and prints by impact, striking an

ink-soaked cloth ribbon against the paper, much like a typewriter.


Dots Per Inch (DPI) is a measurement of resolution that is used for

scanning and printing. Generally, higher DPI results in a higher

resolution, more visible detail in the image, and a larger file size.


Distinctive Ring Pattern Detection. Distinctive Ring is a telephone

company service which enables a user to use a single telephone line to

answer several different telephone numbers.


A mechanism that will automatically flip over a sheet of paper so that the

machine can print (or scan) on both sides of the paper. A printer

equipped with a Duplex can print double-sided of paper.

Duty Cycle

Duty cycle is the page quantity which does not affect printer

performance for a month. Generally the printer has the lifespan limitation

such as pages per year. The lifespan means the average capacity of

print-outs, usually within the warranty period. For example, if the duty

cycle is 48,000 pages per month assuming 20 working days, a printer

limits 2,400 pages a day.


Error Correction Mode (ECM) is an optional transmission mode built into

Class 1 fax machines or fax modems. It automatically detects and

corrects errors in the fax transmission process that are sometimes

caused by telephone line noise.


Emulation is a technique of one machine obtaining the same results as


The following glossary helps you get familiar with the product by

understanding the terminologies commonly used with printing as well

as mentioned in this user's guide.

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