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IEEE Communications Magazine

Issue 4 • April 1990

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  • ISDN as an enabler for enterprise integration

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):23 - 27
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    Integrating an enterprise is defined as making the various parts of the business work closely together in harmonious and timely support of its goals. Four aspects of enterprise integration are described and discussed: an executive cockpit through which top executives can obtain timely, vital information about their business, wherever they are; concurrent engineering, with customer and supplier par... View full abstract»

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  • ISDN applications at Tenneco Gas

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):28 - 30
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    The evolution from analog to integrated services digital network (ISDN) telecommunication services at Tenneco Gas and the features of its telephone system are described. The results of implementing ISDN in data operations are examined. The benefits of ISDN for Tenneco are briefly summarized.<> View full abstract»

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  • The value of ISDN for banking applications

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):32 - 33
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    US Bank's experience with a number of applications supported by Northern Telecom's DMS-100 integrated services digital network (ISDN) is discussed. Some of the applications that US Bank has been using, as well as some applications planned for near-term implementation, are described. The current applications supported by ISDN are the centrex telephone; message desk call receptionists; systems netwo... View full abstract»

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  • Screen-based telephony

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):34 - 38
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (25)
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    Experimentation with screen-based telephony is discussed in the framework of Apple Computer's user-centered design philosophy. The approach described enables programs to be developed for the most ubiquitous technologies today-plain old telephone service (POTS) and proprietary private branch exchanges (PBXs)-but also allows for an easy, logical upgrade to future technologies like ISDN. The model ha... View full abstract»

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  • Narrowband and broadband ISDN CPE directions

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):39 - 46
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (12)
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    Noting that ISDN customer premises equipment (CPE) is critical to the successful deployment of ISDN whatever the bandwidth, the author examines the market for narrowband and wideband integrated services digital network (NISDN and BISDN) CPE. He establishes the basic requirements for NISDN terminals and discusses terminal adaptors, digital telephone sets, screen-based telephony, workstations, custo... View full abstract»

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  • ISDN implementation strategy of the Deutsche Bundespost telekom

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):47 - 51
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    The telephone networks operated by the Deutsche Bundespost are described, and its 64-kb/s ISDN pilot project is introduced. Plans for commercial operation are discussed. Marketing principles surrounding the introduction of ISDN services are examined. Conditions of use and charges in ISDN are considered, focusing on the effects on tariffs caused by the transition to ISDN, and the effects of the pro... View full abstract»

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  • Broadband network evolution in Telecom Australia

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):52 - 54
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    The major forces viewed by the author as shaping broadband network evolution in Australia are examined. The discussion focuses on market influences, the role of video services, the expected level of penetration of broadband networks relative to narrowband networks, and the introduction of the optical fiber local loop. Network intelligence and control and the transmission infrastructure are conside... View full abstract»

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  • Migration to broadband ISDN

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):55 - 58
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    The current state of telecommunications in Japan is briefly discussed, with particular reference to broadband services. Experience with the migration from the analog telephone network to the present narrowband integrated services digital networks (ISDN) is described. Three strategies for the transition from narrowband ISDN to broadband ISDN are examined. The market-driven strategy is to replace ex... View full abstract»

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  • Broadband service needs

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):59 - 62
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    Broadband services are examined from both residential- and business-user aspects, and trends and needs in both areas are identified. The rapid progress in broadband standards development is briefly discussed. A first application of broadband technology to the residence and a future all-fiber network architecture are described.<> View full abstract»

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  • Future fiber access needs and systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):63 - 65
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    BellSouth's Superhome/Superoffice fiber optic concept is the focus of this discussion of evolving communication needs and services. Existing and planned optical fiber deployment in Southern Bell's four-state area is described. The broadband services to be offered include high-speed data and full-motion video services (such as high-speed facsimile) and wide-area networks interconnection. Some of th... View full abstract»

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  • Technologies towards broadband ISDN

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):66 - 70
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    It is argued that it is vital to form a sound strategy for developing broadband integrated services digital network (BISDN) technology and services and deploying them in the field, so that smooth migration from the existing network is accelerated. Three major steps in this context are to expand fiber networks into the subscriber loop area to provide broadband capabilities everywhere, to construct ... View full abstract»

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  • Photonic switching fabrics

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):71 - 89
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    The strengths and limitations of the photonic technology are reviewed, beginning with the temporal bandwidth limitations of photonic devices and then focusing on spatial bandwidth, commonly referred to as the parallelism of optics, and how it can be used in photonic fabrics. Some of the proposed photonic switching fabrics that are based on guided-wave devices are discussed, comprising switching fa... View full abstract»

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