Remote Terminal

What Does Remote Terminal Mean?

A remote terminal is any electronic device, computer, hardware or other networking equipment located outside the premises of an organization. It uses remote capabilities to provide and facilitate services, processes or business functions.


Techopedia Explains Remote Terminal

A remote terminal connects to a host organization through a network link. Remote terminal devices include:

  • Telecommunication equipment geographically located at a distance from a public switched telephone network (PSTN)
  • A networked computer with connectivity capability that is installed at another office location
  • Networking equipment that is remotely deployed and used to connect a main office with field employees

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