A display screen used to provide visual output from a computer, cable box, video camera, VCR or other video generating device. Computer monitors use CRT and LCD technology, while TV monitors use CRT, LCD and plasma technologies. See analog monitor
, digital monitor
and flat panel display
Software that monitors the progress of activities within a computer system. See computer monitoring
A device that gathers performance statistics of a running system via direct attachment to the CPU's circuit boards. See also network analyzer
Software that provides utility and control functions such as setting communications parameters. It resides in a ROM or flash memory chip and contains startup and diagnostic routines.