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E911 - 911 service becomes E911 when automatic number identification and automatic location information is provided to the 911 operator.

EDGE - Enhanced Data rates for Global Evolution (EDGE) is a 3G-compliant wireless technology that enables high-speed (384 kilobits per second) transmission of large amounts of data. EDGE can be deployed inexisting GSM 800, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz frequency bands and complements UMTS (WCDMA) technology. EDGE uses the same TDMA (TimeDivision Multiple Access) frame structure, logic channel and 200kHz carrier bandwidth as today's GSM networks, which allows existing cellplans to remain intact. EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment), a faster version of the Global System for Mobile (GSM) wireless service, is designed to deliver data at rates up to 384 Kbps and enable the delivery of multimedia and other broadband applications to mobile phone and computer users.

Embedded Systems Programming - Embedded systems programming is the development of programs intended to be part of a larger operating system or, in a somewhat different usage, to be incorporated on a microprocessor that can then be included as part of a variety of hardware devices.

Encryption - The process of "scrambling" a message such as a digital phone signal to prevent it from being read by unauthorized parties.

EPOC - EPOC is an operating system designed for small, portable computer-telephones with wireless access to phone and other information services. EPOC is based on an earlier operating system from Psion, the first major manufacturer of personal digital assistants (PDAs).

ERP - Enterprise Resource Planning. ERP (enterprise resource planning) is an industry term for the broad set of activities supported by multi-module application software that help a manufacturer or other business manage the important parts of its business, including product planning, parts purchasing, maintaining inventories, interacting with suppliers, providing customer service, and tracking orders.

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