(1) (NetWare Asynchronous Service Interface) A protocol from Novell for connecting to modems in a communications server. It was derived from the NCSI protocol. NASI provides more advanced features than the common int 14 (interrupt 14) method. It allows a specific modem or line to be chosen. It frees the call more quickly, and it transfers data more efficiently.|
(2) (National Association of Systems Integrators, Falmouth, MA, www.nasi.us) An organization founded in 1991 that maintains and sells computer industry mailing lists. For example, in 2004, for the advertised price of $7,995, NASI offered a contact list of 40,000 system integrators and VARs.