Terminology: NIC on board ?

Subject: Terminology: NIC on board ?
From: johanne -dot- cadorette -at- locusdialog -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 10:32:40 -0700


Hi there,

I've got a jargon situation (again). I'm editing some technical
specifications, and I'm faced with the term "on board," as in "NIC on
board" (also "RAID on board"). Author tells me this means the network
interface card is on the motherboard (as opposed to a PCI card).

Fine, except after extensive googling, I get no hits for that formulation.
What's the word on this? Can I just leave it as is, or is there a more
precise formulation?

TIA,

johanne cadorette
johanne -dot- cadorette -at- locusdialog -dot- com


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