by IGN staff writer Emily Rogers, who has been studying the issue since it first came to the forefront of interest a decade ago.BTV is when a data transmission network receives, stores, or transmits data, in this case, binary data, from one or more devices that have different characteristics, such as computers, mobile devices, or other hardware.
It’s the same process that happens when a phone or a PC sends an email or a text message.
“If a device has a very limited number of ports, you have to decode it differently,” said John T. Henson, professor of computer science at the University of California, Irvine, and the creator of the BTV decoder, a software tool that lets researchers decode data transmissions.
“In BTV, the data is sent to one or multiple devices, and you need to decode the data before you send it.
It allows you to make a lot of different assumptions.”
This article originally appeared on IGN.com.