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12:45 Nov 8, 2007
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Telecom(munications)
French term or phrase: terminal metier
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3work stationAlain Pommet

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work station

I think it means a PC or such like that has its own computing power, rather than a computer terminal just displaying stuff from a central server or used for connecting to an intranet/internet.
I would use the term work station which is perhaps suitably vague.

It is mentioned in this link where it uses the term alongside PDAs and GPRS phones.

However in this link it applies to a 'dedicated' task so may 'dedicated work station' would be more appropriate.
"terminaux métiers comme des lecteurs de code à barres"

Note added at 2 hrs (2007-11-08 15:06:10 GMT)

Well spotted! - award yourself - well as many points as you like.

Device Managers and Craft Terminals

Craft terminals, sometimes also referred to as device managers (not to be confused with element managers, discussed shortly), provide a user-friendly way for humans to interact with individual network equipment. Craft terminals are used to log into equipment one device at a time, view its current status, view and possibly change its configuration settings, and trigger the equipment to execute certain actions, such as performing diagnostic self-tests and downloading new software images. Frequently, craft terminals provide a graphical view of the equipment that shows the physical configuration of the equipment with its different cards and ports, viewed from both the front and the back sides. Figure 2-8 shows an example of such a view. The view might even be animated to show which LEDs will be currently lit or blinking, depending on the device's status.

This seems to imply it 'craft terminal' is in a fact a software program.

Alain Pommet
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Asker: Thanks Alain - it was actually the same link that led me to verifying their translation "craft terminal" which actually turns up quite few hits

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