data terminal equipment (OSI) (DTE)
Data Terminal Equipment (DTE) is a collective term for terminal equipment of a data transmission link.
The term Data Terminal Equipment (DTE) is synonymous with terminals, ATMs, personal computers, printers, workstations, mainframes, etc., when they form the end point of a data link.
Data terminal equipment transmits the user data, control data, transmit data( TxD) and receive data( RxD) via their interfaces to thedata transmission equipment( DCE). .