channel bonding

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channel bonding

Increasing transmission speed by spreading the data over two or more lines. Bonded analog modems use two analog telephone lines to double transmission capacity, splitting data into two streams of 56 Kbps. In addition, if one modem fails, the transmission continues with the other modem. This "dual analog" method, also known as "modem bonding," uses the Multilink PPP protocol and must be supported by the ISP.

ISDN modems use channel bonding to split the data stream into two 64 Kbps channels, which use both lines in an ISDN BRI service (see ISDN). The DOCSIS 3.0 standard for cable modems supports a minimum of four cable channels bonded together to greatly increase subscribers' upstream and downstream speeds. See modem teaming.
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Customers opting for the analog connection can utilize Ramp's modem bonding technology, Connection Optimized Link Technology, which allows up to 3 modems to be used simultaneously.
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Diamond Multimedia continues to bring new and exciting technologies to its PC customer base such as Shotgun(TM) technology, Diamond's advanced modem bonding software capable of delivering Internet connections of up to 112Kbps.
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Shotgun is Diamond Multimedia's advanced modem bonding software capable of delivering Internet connections of up to 112Kbps over two ordinary phone lines.
NASDAQ:DIMD), a leader in interactive multimedia acceleration, announced today that Shotgun(TM) technology, Diamond's advanced modem bonding application, is now available as a free download to all SupraExpress(TM) 56 customers at http://www.
WebRamp PC software, which is ISP independent, complements Diamond's Shotgun modem bonding technology by enabling high-speed throughput from ISPs that do not support Multilink-PPP capabilities, the emerging standard protocol for analog modem bonding.
MLPPP, the emerging standard protocol for analog modem bonding is a useful solution today for remote access by corporate telecommuters when MLPPP is supported at the corporate site, and will be appropriate for Internet access when ISP support becomes available.
Since modem bonding makes use of existing analog lines, it is very cost-effective for consumers," said Lisa Pelgrim, senior analyst at Dataquest.