Device: Also referred to as “equipment,” a device is the base unit, either with or without optional accessories and/or software.
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol): A network application protocol used by devices (DHCP clients) to obtain configuration information for operation in an Internet Protocol network. This protocol reduces system administration workload, allowing devices to be added to the network with little or no manual intervention.
DSC (Document Structuring Convention): A set of standards for Adobe PostScript specifying a way to expose its structure in a machine-readable way.
DSK (Data Security Kit): Software that provides comprehensive and controlled security features for Sharp MFPs, helping business further protect their corporate network and data from various security threats.
DSPF (Duplexing/Dual Single Pass Document Feeder): An automatic document feeder capable of reading both sides of an original in a single pass.
Duty Cycle: A term that refers to the amount of work that can be expected from a particular device (scanner, copier, printer, fax, etc). Duty Cycle is frequently an arbitrary number and may be hard to compare from one manufacturer to another. Service technicians can be resources for determining real-world duty cycle numbers based on actual experience. Usually calculated on a monthly basis.