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An Esprit Project: A Local Integrated Optical Network
Author(s): J.-C . Rey; A. Luvison; J. Maaloe; Fl. Toft
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes a fibreoptical wideband local area network, (LION) which is being developed under the European ESPRIT (European Strategic Programme for Research and Development in Information Technology) programme. The consortium consists of Thomson-TITN, CSELT and NKT Elektronik. The network will carry both real-time voice and compressed video traffic, and it will also offer a Transport Service for packet-switched data transmission. The network is composed by a number of subnets operating on 140 Mbit/s and an interconnecting backbone network operating on 565 Mbit/s. In large organisations the total network may span more than 10 miles and it can handle more than 10,000 users. The network will have gateways to ISDN and other public services, and interfaces to host computers and other common resources.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0630, Fibre Optics '86, (6 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963587
Show Author Affiliations
J.-C . Rey, Thomson-TITN (France)
A. Luvison, CSELT (Italy)
J. Maaloe, NKT Elektronik (Denmark)
Fl. Toft, NKT Elektronik (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0630:
Fibre Optics '86
Lionel R. Baker, Editor(s)

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