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overlay method

  1. The term overlay method comes from network management. It is one of three methods ofnetwork monitoring: mainstream, sidestream and overlay. The overlay method is vendor-independent, which is its greatest advantage. It uses a wide variety of components and access methods. The overlay technique offers the user the greatest possible flexibility, since only the monitoring units that are really needed have to be procured and the system can be expanded at any time as required. In terms of function, the operating modes monitor, diagnosis and reconfiguration can be distinguished, using manual, automatic and intelligent techniques.
  2. Overlay technology is also a function of the printer driver. With this function any file contents can be called and added to another print text. The overlay is used, for example, when printing letters and adding the letterhead.
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Englisch: overlay method
Updated at: 17.09.2006
#Words: 132
Links: method, network management (NM), monitoring, user, system
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