FAT (File Allocation Table): A computer file system architecture now widely used on most computer systems and most memory cards, such as those used with digital cameras.
FCOT (First Copy Out Time): The time it takes for the first copy to print after the start command is executed.
FHD (Full HD): A display’s video quality and sharpness, defined as 1,920 x 1,080-pixel resolution.
Firmware: A physical memory chip containing software. The software can be changed by a technician through a process of “flashing” new instructions onto the chip. Firmware is used inside copiers to control internal operations and features.
FITS (Flexible Image Transport System): A digital file format used to store, transmit, and manipulate scientific and other images. FITS is the most commonly used digital file format in astronomy.
FM (Facilities Management): The integration of multiple disciplines necessary for ensuring functionality of the land, buildings, infrastructure, furniture, equipment and fixtures necessary for the operations of a business.
FMV (Fair Market Value) Lease: A lease in which the purchasing entity can either: 1) Take title to the equipment at the end of the initial lease term by paying the residual value to the Awarded Vendor, 2) Enter into a renewal term for the equipment, or 3) Return the equipment to the Awarded Vendor at the end of the initial lease term.
FOB (Free on Board) Destination: The Awarded Vendor is responsible for transportation and handling charges and the sale does not occur until the products arrive at the purchasing entity’s specified location.
FTP (File Transfer Protocol): A protocol or set of instructions for how a file is transferred on a network from point A to point B. If two different computers or pieces of hardware both support FTP, they can share files back and forth.