Knowledge Identifier: $Universal_Serial_Bus
industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the cables, connectors and communications protocols used in a bus for connection, communication and power supply between computers and electronic devices
Category: Technology (10)
Launched in 1995.
Countries: (63%), United States (8%), Republic of Korea (8%)
Linked to: International Telecommunication Union, Microsoft, Apple Inc., Infrared Data Association
ThinCan - An optional on-board SmartCard reader attached to an internally mounted USB port made the original ThinCan an instant hit on the local market, due to an Estonian legislation dating from 2001 that mandated the issuance of a national Electronic ID card to all citizens and their use to access many public services