cts - Computer Definition
- A message sent to a device clearing it for access to a wireless network. Demand Aassigned Multiple Access (DAMA), for example, is a protocol that assigns available channel capacity to an Earth station from a pool of bandwidth, on demand and as available.The Earth station transmits request to send (RTS) messages to the satellite until it responds with a clear to send (CTS), at which time the message transmission ensues. See also DAMA.
- A conductor (pin) used on serial data interfaces, as between a terminal and modem, to indicate one device is ready to accept data from the other. See also conductor, modem, serial communication, and terminal.
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