Glossary

Packet Filter

Packet filters are IT-systems provided with a special software to filter the incoming and outgoing data traffic of a network. It is their task to forward or discard databases by means of the information stored in the header of the UDP/IP- respectively TCP/IP-Level. In...

Pandemic

Contrary to the epidemic, the pandemic is a cross-country and/or cross-continent mass occurrence of an illness.

Parallel Operation

In parallel operation, (more than) two different mechanisms are used to assure the provisioning of all consumers (together). Example: UPS-systems consisting of several parallel blocks.

Parallel Operation

In parallel operation, (more than) two different mechanisms are used to assure the provisioning of all consumers (together). Example: UPS-systems consisting of several parallel blocks.

Patch

A patch is a small programme fixing software errors such as security gaps in applications or operating systems.

Patent

A patent documents an invention or an idea. By the registration of the patent, the patentee is nationally and internationally protected against imitation.

Pattern Recognition

The term “pattern recognition” is used for the classification of automatically recognised patterns.

Pay per Use

At “Pay per Use”, the customers only need to pay for things (products, services) they actually consumed.

Payment Account Law

The payment account law implements a EU-directive nationally. It thereby fixes information obligations about scope of services, the prices for a current account and supplies a frame for comparing sites for current accounts. Moreover, the account providers (mostly...

Payment Gateway

The payment gateways allow for an online payment of goods and services via credit card. It is the interface between the Point(s) of Sale (PoS) of the dealer, the customer initiating payment and his banking institute.