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Installation and Maintenance Considerations Fiber Optic Local Area Networks (LAN)
Author(s): Gary Chesser
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Paper Abstract

During the late '70s and early '80s two exciting communication technologies evolved. One was a network technology dealing with computer integration called Local Area Networks (LAN), and the other was a transmission media, fiber optics, which offered data integrity in addition to increased transmission speed and distance for the data communication network. Local Area Networks are designed and installed to allow many different computing devices to communicate with one another. LANs, considered premise-based networks, provide high-speed reliable data communication within a specific geographical area such as individual buildings and/or campus environments. Advances in fiber optic communication technologies and a continued increase in business requirements for distributed data processing, offered by LANs, ironically set the stage for a natural relationship of the two technologies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1990
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1179, Fiber Networking and Telecommunications, (15 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963402
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Gary Chesser, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1179:
Fiber Networking and Telecommunications
Joseph Garodnick; Lynn D. Hutcheson; David A. Kahn, Editor(s)

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