alternate routing


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alternate routing

[′ȯl·tər·nət ′rüt·iŋ]
(communications)
The operation of a switching center when all circuits are found busy in a programmed route to the destination, and the call is offered to another programmed route.

alternate routing

The ability to use another transmission line if the regular line is busy.
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The F9600 provides FIPN transparency across the network for features such as automatic alternate routing, name and number display, centralized voice mail, route optimization, look-ahead routing for automatic call distribution, and more.
Changes to routing plans can be implemented immediately, or complete alternate routing plans can be fully defined in advance as a part of a customer's disaster recovery planning.
In addition to providing all of the functions of switching nodes (including FRAD function), the CS-9500 series will add higher-end networking functions such as multiple trunks, load balancing, alternate routing and dial backup support.
LLSw is a RFC1490-compliant level 2 frame switching technique which provides the benefits of Data Link Switching (DLSw)-SDLC-to-LLC2 conversion, LLC2 WAN transport, non-disruptive alternate routing, and local serial SDLC and LAN LLC2 termination -- but without DLSw's bandwidth robbing overhead, lack of determinism, and operational complexity.

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