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LAN - Local Area Network


LANS - Local Area Network Services


LAP - Link Access Protocol


LCD - Liquid Crystal Display. LCD displays utilize two sheets of polarizing material with a liquid crystal solution between them. An electric current passed through the liquid causes the crystals to align so that light cannot pass through them. Monochrome LCDs in phones usually have both a backlight and a reflective backing, allowing them to be equally usable in both bright light and complete darkness.Color LCDs come in many types. STN, TFT, and TFD are several common technologies used.


LEO - Low Earth Orbit; refers to satellites which orbit the Earth at around 1,000 kilometres

Li-Ion battery

Li-Ion battery - Lithium-Ion type of battery, often used to power wireless communication devices. Considered superior to NiCd and NiMH batteries - they are lighter weight, have a relatively long cycle life and generally do not suffer from "memory" effect.

Li-Po battery

Li-Po battery - Lithium Polymer type of battery. Similar to Li-Ion batteries, but slightely lighter and the batteries can be molded to any shape.


LMSS - Land Mobile Satellite Service


Lock - A function on a cellular phone which, when activated, prevents use of the phone until the user enters a security code


LOS - Line of Sight


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