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Issue 4 • April 1994

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  • Finding the right ATM switch for the market

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):16 - 28
    Cited by:  Papers (60)  |  Patents (3)
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    The asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) promises to be the ultimate on-premise internetworking technology. Its high-bandwidth uniform switches can transfer graphics, audio, video. and text from application to application at much higher speeds than now available. In fact, ATM may well be the technology that brings the computer and communications industries together. Because ATM as a public service off... View full abstract»

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  • MBone provides audio and video across the Internet

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):30 - 36
    Cited by:  Papers (137)  |  Patents (70)
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    Researchers have produced the Multicast Backbone (MBone), which provides audio and video connectivity from outer space to under water/spl minus/and virtually everyplace in between. MBone is a virtual network that has been in existence since early 1992. It originated from an effort to multicast audio and video from meetings of the Internet Engineering Task Force. Today. hundreds of researchers use ... View full abstract»

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  • The challenges of mobile computing

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):38 - 47
    Cited by:  Papers (277)  |  Patents (22)
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    The technical challenges that mobile computing must surmount to achieve its potential are hardly trivial. Some of the challenges in designing software for mobile computing systems are quite different from those involved in the design of software for today's stationary networked systems. The authors focus on the issues pertinent to software designers without delving into the lower level details of ... View full abstract»

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  • Ada and real-time robotics: lessons learned

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):49 - 54
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    The Supervisory Telerobotics Laboratory (Steler) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has developed a prototype telerobotic system to demonstrate the type of technology that will be used aboard Space Station Freedom Although the concept of telerobotics for space exploration is not new, the Steler system broke new ground in its demonstration of the feasibility of a local-remote architecture, incl... View full abstract»

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  • Converting legacy code into Ada: a cognitive approach

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):55 - 61
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (6)
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    Describes a code conversion tool that helps programmers visualize and understand system design. The author first reviews current software reengineering tools and then describe a new cognitive approach to system (re)engineering based on code comprehension tools that provide a visual representation of code containing less cognitive noise. This better enables programmers to understand system design. ... View full abstract»

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