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broadcast domain

The portion of a network that is reachable by a network broadcast, which is a request for an address resolution or an announcement of availability ("what is the address of that node?," "I am here," etc.). Unlike a collision domain, which concentrates at layer 2 (data link layer) and is typically within a LAN segment, a broadcast can be initiated at various protocol layers, thus the domain can be within a LAN segment or routed across LAN segments. See broadcast, broadcast traffic and collision domain.
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VPLS enables the connection of multiple sites over a simulated Ethernet broadcast domain across a provider provisioned IP/MPLS network.
Through continuous network monitoring, OptiView Console can then identify improperly configured devices, or errors that may occur in any broadcast domain, alerting the user and providing the in-depth information required for rapid problem resolution.
With Enhanced Stacking(TM) up to 24 interconnected AT-8000 Series switches on a broadcast domain can be managed by a single IP address.
In addition, it works with Fluke Networks OptiView(TM) Network Analyzer to allow enterprises to monitor not just a single broadcast domain but their entire network.
SeaChange has delivered and that product will be instrumental in our transition to the digital broadcast domain," said Bill Reed, president and CEO of KCPT.
This allows segmentation of a large network from a single broadcast domain into multiple broadcast domains, thus supporting more users on the network and higher bandwidth on each broadcast domain.

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