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07:48 Nov 15, 2008
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French to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Computers: Systems, Networks
French term or phrase:du backbone (BST)
I am translating the schedule to a royal decree concerning a company which provides telecommunication services. Many of these are terms in English, translated to French, such as dispatchings assistés par ordinateur, which is CAD or computer aided dispatching, centre d'opérations mobile which is MOC or the Mobile Operations Center.
What I have found for backbone (BST) is contradictory... BST could be binary search trees or it could be Base Station connected to a backbone as in http://www.yitran.com/pitel.htm.
I can't tell from my text what in tarnation this is.
I wrote the client saying that without more detail, I could not in good conscience provide a proper translation. I don't know if the BST is an abbreviation for backbone system, and I could not find anything that satisfied me as to what a backbone system is. I had translated it to that anyway, but included an explanatory note and query. If they write back with an explanation, I may reopen the question, or at least let you know what it was referring to...
I agree that it seems likely that it's the client's own abbreviation for backbone system. Binary search tree does not fit into this context - besides it would be unlikely that they would go into detail about how the system works and are much more likely to state what functionality it provides.
A mon avis, BST ne fait référence à rien de précis si ce n'est Backbone SysTem. Le client avait simplement besoin d'une abréviation en trois lettres et il l'a inventée (comme TRS, Training SystTem, TST, Test SysTem, ou PST, Paging SysTem). Juste une opinion.
les systemes: les systemes vises ä l'article 3 de la loi, c'est ä dire l'ensemble de l'infrastructure composee du Systeme de radiocommunication (RCS - Radio Communication System), des dispatchings assistes par ordinateur (CAD - Computer Aided Dispatchings), du centre d'operations mobile (MOC - Mobile Operation Center), du système de rappel de personnes (PST), du système de test (TST), du backbone (BST) et du Systeme de training (TRS) ainsi que des extensions qui s'y rattachent ;
Please note this was scanned by my client from a Dutch/French bilingual document, and has many missing accents, etc.
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Base Station Transceiver
Explanation: BST could refer to Base Station Transceiver
US Patent 6968184 - Wireless software upgrades with version control http://www.patentstorm.us/patents/6968184/claims.html
1. In a wireless communication system comprising a system backbone; a host computer coupled to the system backbone; at least one base station coupled to the system backbone, at least one base station including a base station transceiver for communicating wirelessly with mobile devices within the system; and at least one mobile device having a mobile device transceiver for communicating wirelessly with the host computer on the system backbone via at least one base station, a method of operation comprising the steps of: storing a version of operating software that provides instruction code in at least one mobile device; the operating software, when executed, allowing at least one mobile device to carry out its intended function; determining whether the version of operating software stored in at least one mobile device is a current version of the operating software; and wirelessly updating the operating software stored in at least one mobile device if it is determined that the operating software stored in at least one mobile device is not the current version.
Base Station Terminal / Basic Services Terminal
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