Frame Relay Access Device


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Frame Relay Access Device

(communications)
(FRAD) Hardware and software that turns packets from TCP, SNA, IPX, etc into frames that can be sent over a Frame Relay wide area network.

FRADs are a hot topic in data comms because companies like Netlink, Motorola, Stratacom are making lots of money out of them.
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