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Packetswitch is defined as the process of gathering, routing and forwarding grouped bits of information between computers on a network. Today, computer data, telephone, television, and utility power are all simultaneously delivered to homes on four separate networks, with four different subscriber lines or hookups. In the future, all such networks may multiplex into homes through one physical network. Inside such a home wired that way, every appliance would "plug-in" with only a single cable. Packetswitch technology is the technology that will enable this to happen in everyone's home in the 21st Century.Realizing Packetswitch Technology offers the ideal balance between technical details and practical how-to's for packetswitch deployment, making it far more useful than typical reference manuals. Realizing Packetswitch Technology addresses how computer network systems that switch "data packets" and telephone system that switch "voice circuits" can be combined to operate in parallel while still maintaining "mission-critical" and "fault-tolerant" communications. Detailed examples and real-world applications from companies like Level3, Qwest, Global Crossing, and ICGX clarify packetswitch's relationship with the full range of fiber optic, transmissions. Users receive clear explanations of different digital hierarchies around the world and how packetswitch, DWDM (Densc Wavelength Division Multiplexing), MacroCapacity Fiber and Dark Fiber technologies work together. The material is presented in a manner that is easy to follow, yet provides sufficient detail to serve as a reference for basic network design and implementation. Realizing Packetswitch Technology can be used to supplementdocuments published by the ITU and other standards organizations.
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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 189 x 232mm
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0789722542
  • 9780789722546