- 1. Personal Area Network. A wireless network that covers a few meters
around a person's workspace. A PAN is used for communication between
personal devices, such as bluetooth
devices like wireless keyboards, headphones, cell phones etc.
- 2. Pan. To turn or rotate a camera horizontally - to give a panorama
view, from which the abbreviation "pan" comes.
- 3. Pan. To move a camera or map vertically or horizontally. Panning a
camera would be to move it left, right, up or down. To pan a map (or pan
across a map) would be to move the area of view up, down, left or right.
Whilst "pan" may technically mean a horizontal movement, it is
generally taken to mean movement along any axis.
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