BEDES Dictionary

Version 2.3

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Server Components

Server components that are used by a server.

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Server Type

The types of computer servers.

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Set Top Box Type

A Set-top Box (STB) is a device combining hardware components with software programming designed for the primary purpose of receiving television and related services from terrestrial, cable, satellite, broadband, or local networks and providing video output using at least one direct video connection.

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Tank Heating Type

Hot water tank or distribution type

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Task Lighting Availability

Task light is used to increase illuminance or improve contrast on the reading area.

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Telephone Configuration

Telephone configuration to the network.

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Telephone Functionality

Available services on the telephone.

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Telephone Type

A Telephone is a commercially available electronic product whose primary purpose is to transmit and receive sound over a distance using a voice or data network.

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Television Type

A type of television product.

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Transformer Needs

Halogen lamp dependence on a transformer.

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Trickle Filtration Process

Trickle Filtration is a method of biological treatment by wastewater treatment plants.

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Uninterruptible Power Supplies

The type of uninterruptible power supply (UPS).

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Uninterruptible Power Supply Mode

Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is emergency power delivered when the main input power source fails. The UPS has various mode settings.

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Uninterruptible Power Supply Type

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is a combination of converters, switches, and energy storage devices (such as batteries) constituting a power system for maintaining continuity of load power in case of input power failure.

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UPS Input Dependency Characteristics

The input dependency characteristics of a uninterruptible power supply (UPS).

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UPS Power Conversion

The type of UPS power conversion.

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UPS Power Output

The type of power output, such as AC or DC, for a UPS.

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UPS Support

Load supported by the UPS.

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Water Cooler Source

The water source of a particular water cooler.

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Water Cooler Storage

The type of water storage of a water cooler.

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Water Cooler Unit

A freestanding device that consumes energy to cool and/or heat potable water.

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Water Feature Heating Method

Water feature heating methods.

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Water Feature Type

Type of water feature

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Controls and Operations
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Average Annual Hours

Number of hours in a typical year.

Average Annual Weeks

The number of weeks that the premises or equipment is in use. For example, a pool premises may only be open for 16 weeks out of the year.