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1. a narrow road or way between buildings, hedges, fences, etc.
a. any of the parallel strips into which the carriageway of a major road or motorway is divided
b. any narrow well-defined route or course for ships or aircraft
3. the long strip of wooden flooring down which balls are bowled in a bowling alley

What does it mean when you dream about a lane?

Dreaming about a lane can have the same meaning as dreaming about a road: namely, the direction of our life or our life path. Whereas a dream about a country lane might be alluding to a “trip down memory lane,” a lane on a multi-lane highway could indicate “life in the fast lane.”


(civil engineering)
An established route, as an air lane, shipping lane, or highway traffic lane.
One of the sections of the coverage area of a pair of Decca stations in which any phase relationship may be measured.


1. A narrow passageway bordered by trees, fences, or other lateral barrier.
2. That part of a roadway which accommodates a single line of vehicles.


(1) (lane) A channel in the PCI Express interface. See PCI Express.

(2) (LAN Emulation) Connecting Ethernet and Token Ring networks together via ATM. LANE was also used to create emulated LANs (ELANs), which like VLANs, logically combine groups of users. Governed by the ATM Forum, the LANE User-to-Network Interface (LUNI) defined how end stations communicated with the ATM network.

Encapsulating LAN Packets
The LANE driver encapsulated Ethernet and Token Ring packets into LANE packets and then converted them into ATM cells, and vice versa. The driver resided in each client station and in an edge device between the LAN and the ATM switch.

The LECS and BUS
Implemented in an ATM switch or stand-alone server, LANE comprised two software components: the LANE Configuration Server (LECS) for address resolution, and the Broadcast and Unknown Server (BUS) for multicast and broadcast traffic management within the ELAN. See ATM and MPOA.
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Distributed LAN Emulation: Distributed LAN Emulation extends the LANE 1.
This announcement is an extension of Microsoft's recent inclusion of ATM LAN Emulation in its Windows Compatible Logo Program, an interoperability testing and verification program for third-party vendor products.
The ATMizer LS connects to other ATM endstations, routers, workstations, servers and edge devices that are running the ATM Forum's LAN Emulation v1.
TCG's LAN emulation service utilizes Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) technology to enable customers at remote sites to access data at native LAN speeds.
LAN Emulation software is provided with the unit at no additional charge.
The VIVID Starter Kit package greatly simplifies users' ability to deploy ATM internetworking and is a key element to enable distributors to more easily sell a complete ATM LAN emulation system," stated Rick Tinsley, Vice President and General Manager of the VIVID Business Unit of Newbridge.
2931 signaling and ATM LAN Emulation standards, while also offering SVC support and SPANS enhanced feature set.
5 Gbps to over 75 Gbps of switching capacity, high performance LAN Emulation (LANE) services fore world under its Smart Networking architecture.