Collision avoiding system and protocol for a multiple access digital communications system
Distributed variable bandwidth switch for voice, data, and image communications
Transfer of messages in a multiplexed system
Arrangement for regulating traffic in a high speed data network
Combined terminal adapter for SMDS and frame relay high speed data services
Communication control system using an asynchronous transfer mode network Patent #: 5280476
ApplicationNo. 269370 filed on 06/30/1994
US Classes:370/397, Employing logical addressing for routing (e.g., VP or VC)370/404, Ring or loop forms backbone for interconnecting other networks370/462, Arbitration for access to a channel370/468, Assignment of variable bandwidth or time period for transmission or reception370/471Message having an address header
ExaminersPrimary: Hsu, Alpus H.
Assistant: Ngo, Ricky
Attorney, Agent or Firm
Foreign Patent References
International ClassesH04Q 011/04
AbstractA Scalable Multimedia Network providing integrated networking of data, voice, video and image services over a variety of access facilities including metallic loops, fiber/coax or digital fiber is disclosed herein.The SMN establishes customer initiated switched virtual circuits for all traffic types and directs them to the appropriate backbone network. The SMN is based on a distributed switching platform that enables carriers to economically provide service to a small number of customers and add capacity incrementally as the customer base increases. The platform has a protocol adaptation capability which permits communications between customer premises equipment and potentially incompatible backbone networks or network servers.