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English translation: terminals, terminal devices

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11:45 Nov 18, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: Endgeräten
as in: "individuelle Inhalte und Angebote auf mobilen Endgeräten wie Mobiltelefonen, Navigationssystemen, etc." I have seen "terminals," "end devices," "end appliances," etc. Does anyone know the standard telecommunications term?
Gregory Mehrten
United States
Local time: 23:10
English translation:terminals, terminal devices
Explanation:
Dan and uel are absolutely correct. But you do have a choice, if your context suggests it for stylistic reason -- for example to reference the growing variety of devices now available as [mobile] terminals, which now include eBooks/E-books, increasingly powerful PDAs/organizers, smartphones and what have you.

AltaVista (English)
+telecommunications +"terminal device" 561 pages found
+telecommunications +"terminal devices" 801 pages found

Selected response from:

Tom Funke
Local time: 23:10
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naterminals, terminal devices
Tom Funke
naterminal equipmentRandi Stenstrop
naterminals, terminal devices
Tom Funke
naend user devicesBeth Kantus
naterminalUlrike Lieder
naI would go with "terminals"Dan McCrosky


  

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18 mins
I would go with "terminals"


Explanation:
Karl-Heinz Brinkmann in "Wörterbuch der Daten- und Kommunikationstechnik", and V. Ferretti in "Wörterbuch der Datentechnik" both show about twenty compound words esch starting with "Endgerät..." and for all of them they both use English compounds starting with "terminal...", so I think that is the safest bet although "end device" sounds OK too. "End appliance" is less common.

Altavista English hits:

"telecommunications terminal" = 1500+

"telecommunications end device" = zero

"telecommunications end appliance" = zero

+telecommunications +terminal = 30,000+

+telecommunications +"end device" = 300+

+telecommunications +"end appliance" = 4

- HTH - Dan


Dan McCrosky
Local time: 05:10
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1541

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Manfred Mondt
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32 mins
terminal


Explanation:
I can't improve on Dan's answer, but I can tell you that the Glossar Telekommunikation (Regulierung, Wettbewerbspolitik, Preispolitik), Deutsche Telekom, Informationszentrum Ordnungspolitik Saarbrücken, says
Endgerät - terminal
so this is straight from the horse's mouth...

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 20:10
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525
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1 hr
end user devices


Explanation:
A google search for end devices yielded a lage number of terms and links, including vendor/supplier links, at the following site:

http://www.mobileinfo.com/links/cleint hw&sw/end_user_dev.ht...

HTH, Beth

Beth Kantus
United States
Local time: 23:10
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 924

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Manfred Mondt
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1 hr
terminals, terminal devices


Explanation:
Dan and uel are absolutely correct. But you do have a choice, if your context suggests it for stylistic reason -- for example to reference the growing variety of devices now available as [mobile] terminals, which now include eBooks/E-books, increasingly powerful PDAs/organizers, smartphones and what have you.

AltaVista (English)
+telecommunications +"terminal device" 561 pages found
+telecommunications +"terminal devices" 801 pages found




    AltaVista
Tom Funke
Local time: 23:10
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 2419
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1 hr
terminals, terminal devices


Explanation:
Dan and uel are absolutely correct. But you do have a choice, if your context suggests it for stylistic reason -- for example to reference the growing variety of devices now available as [mobile] terminals, which now include eBooks/E-books, increasingly powerful PDAs/organizers, smartphones and what have you.

AltaVista (English)
+telecommunications +"terminal device" 561 pages found
+telecommunications +"terminal devices" 801 pages found




    AltaVista
Tom Funke
Local time: 23:10
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 2419

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Manfred Mondt
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1 hr
terminal equipment


Explanation:
defined by Eurodicautom as follows:

the equipment intended to be connected to the public telecommunication network,i.e.:a)to be connected directly to the termination of a public telecommunications network,or b)to interwork with a public telecommunications network being connected directly or indirectly to the termination of a public telecommunications network in order to send,process or receive information


    Reference: http://europa.eu.int/eurodicautom/
Randi Stenstrop
Local time: 05:10
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish
PRO pts in pair: 265
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