Review Category : Glossary

EDGE

EDGE is an acronym for Enhanced Data GSM Environment. EDGE is a faster version of GSM wireless service for cell phone web browsing that enables data to be delivered at rates up to 384 Kbps.

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Bug

A covert listening device, more commonly known as a bug or a wire, is usually a combination of a miniature radio transmitter with a microphone. The use of bugs, called bugging, is a common technique in espionage and in police investigations.

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Borescope

A borescope is an optical probe, or “snake cam,” inserted through a small hole drilled into a wall, or other crevice that lets an investigator inspect and explore a small portion of the wall without causing extensive damage. Also good for covert video surveillance.

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Biometrics

art_illu_biometrics1Biometrics refers to technologies that measure and analyze human body characteristics, such as fingerprints, eye retinas and irises, voice patterns, facial patterns and hand measurements, for authentication purposes.

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Binocular

Binocular vision is vision in which both eyes are used together. Binoculars give users a three-dimensional image: the two views, presented from slightly different viewpoints to each of the viewer’s eyes, produce a merged view with depth perception.

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