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The Star Shaped Fibre Optic Ring LAN
Author(s): Paul A. Blott
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Paper Abstract

The advantages of ring networks over bus networks are now well established. The main benefits are considered to be greater flexibility and less complexity together with the provision of higher data throughput with guaranteed maximum access times. However, when considering reliability, the obvious potential problem with the ring network is that of an open circuit or failure of a repeater in the ring. Either of these occurrences within a basic ring design would inevitably disrupt service.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0630, Fibre Optics '86, (6 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963591
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Paul A. Blott, Walmore Data Ltd (England)


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

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