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International Conference on Integrated Broadband Services and Networks, 1990.

15-18 Oct 1990

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  • Publishing as a broadband application

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):153 - 159
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    The RACE telepublishing (R1075) project is a strategic project for the printing and publishing industries. It aims to exploit advanced computer hardware, software and communication technologies for the solution of existing problems and for the support of future possible products. The global aim is to analyze, define and prototype an heterogeneous communication scenario for designing, editing, prin... View full abstract»

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  • An international broadband field trial

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):184 - 189
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    OTC Ltd., Australia, are investigating technology options for broadband ISDN (B-ISDN). This work has concentrated on asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) networks. The 34 Mbps international satellite link to be used in this trial is reserved capacity for restoration of voice-grade Tasman-1 (Australia-New Zealand) cable circuits. The field trial involves six ATM switching nodes located at two locations... View full abstract»

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  • Fibre in the local loop. A system study done in RACE project R1030 ACCESS

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):211 - 219
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    The RACE project R1030, ACCESS, has the objective to demonstrate an optimum implementation of a broadband fibre based customer access connection (CAC) with respect to cost, functionality, flexibility and technology. It was decided to assume a CAC based on digital transmission, four broadband channels downstream per customer and one or four upstream channels, electrical multiplexing for codirection... View full abstract»

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  • Broadband technology within the DIDAMES project (RACE R1060)

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):148 - 152
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    The DIDAMES project is designed to demonstrate, by means of videoconferencing, the application of local and wide area broadband communications-and the integration of narrowband networks-within the application environment of distributed industrial design and manufacturing processes of electronic subassemblies (PCB-CAD/CAM), including their related distributed management activities. The distributed ... View full abstract»

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  • IBCN introductory steps: overlay networks and physical integration

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):9 - 34
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    The authors review the options that have been identified for introducing broadband capabilities in telecommunication networks. They present ideas, concepts, proposals and results from the RACE Project R1044 IBCN Development and Implementation Strategies, and especially from the workpackage RCD (Reference Configuration Development) as provided n Deliverables three and four (1) and (2). Project R104... View full abstract»

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  • Broadband communication management: the RACE TMN approach

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):178 - 183
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    The author provides an overview of the work and aspirations of the TMN group of projects in the CEC part funded RACE programme (research and development for advanced communication technologies in Europe). The author is chairman of Project GUIDELINE which has the task of providing the co-ordination framework for the definition of TMN for the proposed pan European integrated broadband communications... View full abstract»

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  • Broadband on the move

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):206 - 210
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    The authors present the two pronged approaches adopted in the RACE mobile project to define the mobile broadband system (MBS). Work to date has concentrated on the the feasibility of such a system operating at millimetre wave frequencies, and on how the system might be implemented at a functional level. The authors discuss radio path modelling, channel modelling and equalisation, MBS fixed network... View full abstract»

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  • Unison and RACE MultiMed: complementary experiments in applications of primary rate ISDN

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):142 - 147
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    The Alvey Unison Project investigated the use of 2 Mb/s ISDN in the provision of multimedia communications for office applications. It concentrated on providing the enabling technology for these multimedia services up to the user level. The RACE MultiMed Project is concerned too with the provision of multimedia services over ISDN, but as a means of exploring how real users respond to having multim... View full abstract»

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  • International Conference on Integrated Broadband Services and Networks (Conf. Publ. No.329)

    Publication Year: 1990
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    The following topics were dealt with: broadband networks; standards; broadband integrated services digital networks; RACE programme; asynchronous transfer mode; broadband communication services; network management; field trials; access networks; switching systems; transmission systems; customer premises equipment; network modelling View full abstract»

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  • Techniques for resolving heterogeneity and masking complexity in TMN systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):172 - 177
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    The authors present some of the results of ADVANCE, a project whose aim is to generate innovative solutions to the problems associated with the design and implementation of network and customer administration systems (NCASs) for IBCNs (integrated broadband communications networks). In particular, they focus on application level interfaces and argue that they can be used to resolve heterogeneity an... View full abstract»

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  • Phasing-in the universal broadband ISDN: initial trials for examining ATM applications and ATM systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):200 - 205
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Many countries have started long-term planning for an intelligent integrated broadband network for all services-the universal broadband ISDN. This broadband ISDN is characterized by utilizing the synchronous digital hierarchy (SDH) for transmission and the asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) for multiplexing and switching. The recognizable interest associated with broadband applications and broadband... View full abstract»

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  • A distributed merger for ATM

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):253 - 257
    Cited by:  Patents (4)
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    Several designs for a merger are possible, but a good design should fulfil the following requirements: flexibility, modularity, fair and efficient merging algorithm, small delay and small buffers. The first requirement implies that the merger should be able to cope with the specific characteristics of every block where it is needed; this means, for example, that the merger can be used either with ... View full abstract»

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  • Access networks-beyond MANS to solutions compatible with B-ISDN

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):58 - 62
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    Broadband integrated services digital network (B-ISDN) access is likely to commence with the interconnection of local area networks (LANs) via metropolitan area networks (MANs). As demand for B-ISDN service increases it will become necessary to extend B-ISDN service economically to smaller customers. This provides two specific drivers: fair access to available bandwidth is required when sharing ac... View full abstract»

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  • Standards for the broadcaster in a broadband ISDN

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):3 - 7
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    The author describes the relation between standards for professional applications and consumer applications and discusses the pace of change. He also discusses the activities of CMTT in presenting the broadcaster's requirements such as quality objectives, video coding, bit rates, network bit-error characteristics and BISDN based on ATM (asynchronous transfer mode) transmissions View full abstract»

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  • A model of a broadband session and of the corresponding charging record

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):85 - 88
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    The authors aim to develop a generalized model of a data structure which would serve to collect the necessary billing data for an arbitrarily complex broadband session. The generalized nature of the model data structure would achieve the objective of service independence and in that sense be reusable. They discuss some issues which arise in the context of billing. In order to produce the data stru... View full abstract»

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  • Electronic and optoelectronic integration in a broadband local network optical link

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):237 - 241
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    In the area of optical transmission systems, the RACE Project 1012-BLNT (broadband local network technology) was formed by Plessey, Siemens, Italtel and CSELT. The major objective of BLNT is to develop low cost customer access and switch technologies which are capable of supporting narrowband and broadband services. A method has been proposed by which optoelectronic transceivers for use in a broad... View full abstract»

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  • Techno-economic evaluation of the transition to broadband networks

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):35 - 40
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    Techno-economic evaluation of broadband networks and services-and more particularly the analysis of strategies for the transition to broadband-has been undertaken by several groups within the European Commission's programme RACE (Research into Advanced Communications-Technologies for Europe). In particular , Project R1014 (Atmospheric), under the leadership of prime contractors METSA (France), is ... View full abstract»

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  • IBC systems-security from the users view

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):136 - 141
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    The HUSAT Research Institute is involved with several of the EC RACE projects. The paper discusses some of the results concerning IBC security from the CAR project. The CAR acronym stands for `CAD/CAM in the Automotive Industry in RACE' and focuses on the identification of new opportunities made possible by the use of IBC in the domain of CAD/CAM applications as applied to the automotive industry ... View full abstract»

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  • A verification of the evaluation tools for evaluating multi-media co-operative authoring emulation

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):335 - 340
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    For the development of integrated broadband communication (IBC) services, the usability of the system is one of the main factors which contribute to the success of the system. The authors describe the preliminary results of a multi-author multi-media authoring pilot study which was carried out to verify the candidate evaluation tools to ensure that these tools can be used for evaluating the yet-to... View full abstract»

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  • Quality of service in broadband communications

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):166 - 171
    Cited by:  Patents (3)
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    Quality of service is a broad ranging topic touching on many aspects of the construction, management and use of telecommunications networks. A study of the standards scene concluded that there is no specific methodology leading to specification of QOS parameters, available from the standards bodies. This emphasises the need to develop a suitable methodology for the specification of QOS parameters ... View full abstract»

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  • The Finnish strategy for fibre to the home

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):196 - 199
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    A consortium consisting of PTT Finland, Regional Telephone Companies, with Nokia, Teleste and Lohja as industrial partners and the State Technical Research Center of Finland has been studying a strategy for fibre to the home. The strategy is aimed at new residential areas, where by a smooth introduction of fibre to the subscriber access network, the target is to obtain a penetration of a few perce... View full abstract»

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  • The application of optical coherent multichannel techniques to future broadband networks

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):264 - 269
    Cited by:  Patents (7)
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    The sensitivity advantage of coherent detection can be exploited to achieve increased transmission distance in longspan systems or increase the data rate of existing links. The combination of higher sensitivity and the tunability and frequency selectivity of the optical heterodyne receiver opens the way to the exploitation of this emerging technology in broadband subscriber networks of the future.... View full abstract»

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  • The evolution of the local access network to broadband

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):68 - 72
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    Before any new broadband service networks can be used, a new local network must be put in place, either as an overlay to a restricted number of users of the new services, or as a comprehensive replacement of the old access system to provide all users with broadband services. The author discusses the factors which influence the way in which a broadband access can be put in place and identifies the ... View full abstract»

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  • Designers requirements for usage information in the development of a Usage Reference Model for IBC

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):93 - 96
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    Presents work carried out under the RACE programme. This programme consists of pre-competitive research into the development of integrated Broadband Communications (IBC) systems. These systems provide very high bandwidth data networks which can offer high quality and high capacity network services. RACE aims to provide European network designers with strategic information which will enable them to... View full abstract»

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  • Gauss: a single-stage ATM switch with output buffering

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):248 - 252
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    A high performance ATM switch architecture, named Gauss, has been proposed. Using traffic observations and known design principles a number of favourable properties have been obtained. Due to a fully interconnected architecture the Gauss ASE (ATM switching element) is nonblocking and can be used for multi and broadcast traffic. Due to its modularity the Gauss ASE can grow towards a large single-st... View full abstract»

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