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1 Author(s)
Beriont, W. ; GTE Lab. Inc., Waltham, MA, USA

The Public Video Switched Network illustrates a possible evolution of the local telephone network. This scenario provides end-to-end connections through high-capacity switched digital channels. Fiber-ready television receivers provide subscribers with a consumer-friendly interface to the network. The fiber-ready receiver has the potential to present a wide range of audio, data, and video services via a digital serial interface. The digital interface is one of four possible network connections to the fiber-ready television receiver. This interface provides the receiver with time-multiplexed audio, data, and video signals through a single serial bitstream. A control channel is provided out of the fiber-ready television for channel selection and interactive programming. The fiber-ready television receiver, in conjunction with the Public Video Switched Network, supports a broadband topology that allows both broadcast and point-to-point networks direct access to the subscriber

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Consumer Electronics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:38 ,  Issue: 4 )