This glossary contains the definitions of terms that are commonly used in the context of Transceiver.
- Advanced Receipt
- A Receipt that contains a Proof of Identity of the receiver.
- Digital certificate
- A digital “card” that establishes your credentials when doing business or other transactions.
- Digital signature
- An electronic signature that can be used to authenticate the identity of the signer
of a file, and to ensure that the original content of the file is unchanged.
To create a digital signature of a file, you need a digital certificate.
- The official electronic proof of one's identity in Belgium. It also enables the possibility to sign electronic documents with a legal signature. It has the format of a regular bankcard, with basic identity information in visual format, such as personal details and a photograph.
- Proof of Identity
- An artifact, attached to a Transceiver account that proves
the identity of the user of the account. This artifact is digitally signed with the
certificate of the user.
When an account receives a file, its Proof of Identity is attached to the receipt that is sent back.
- The acknowledgement that a receiver has received a file. This acknowledgement is sent back to the transmitter of the file. If the account of the receiver has a Proof of Identity, this Proof of Identity is attached to the receipt, turning it into an Advanced Receipt.
- In the transmission of a file, the receiver is the address of the account to which the file is sent.
- The file format we use to store messages in Transceiver Communicator, based on RTF. It uses the extension .tc-msg and the MIME-type text/x-transceiver-communicator-message.
- The brand name of our platform for sending and receiving files.
The name Transceiver is the contraction of the words transmitter and receiver.
Files are sent from the transmitter to the receiver via a store-and-forward mechanism, where the intermediate servers temporarily store the files until they are forwarded to the final destination.
- Transceiver account
- The representation of a user on a Transceiver Server. The account is identified by its address.
- Transceiver address
- The unique address of a Transceiver account.
An example of a Transceiver address is
test.transceiver.bizis the name of the server that hosts the account, and
billyis the ID of the account on that server.
- Transceiver Automator
- Our application for file automation. It can automatically send and receive files via Transceiver and can be programmed to automatically handle incoming files. There is a free Express edition, and a Professional edition that has a lot of extra features and the ability to use externally developed plug-ins.
- Transceiver Communicator
- Our free interactive client application to send and receive files via Transceiver.
- Transceiver Server
- The machine and software that provide the Transceiver communication services. It forwards files from transmitters to receivers on the same server, or on a different server.
- In the transmission of a file, the transmitter is the address of the account that sent the file.
- Trusted address
- The trusted addresses of an account are the
Transceiver addresses that are allowed to send files to that account.
All other addresses can not send files to that account.
This mechanism eliminates the problem of unwanted SPAM.
(This behavior can be overriden by a policy on the Transceiver Server)
- Trusted timestamp
- An artifact, generated by a trusted third party, that securely records the creation or modification time of a document or digital signature.
- The file format we use to store receipts, based on XML-DSig. It uses the extension .t-rcpt and the MIME-type application/x-transceiver-receipt+xml.
- The file format we use to store digital signatures, based on XAdES. It uses the extension .t-sig and the MIME-type application/x-transceiver-signature+xml.