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star network

[′stär ¦net‚wərk]
(communications)
A communications network in which all communications between any two points must pass through a central node. Also known as centralized configuration.
(electricity)
A set of three or more branches with one terminal of each connected at a common node to give the form of a star. Also known as star connection.

star network

(networking)
A network topology where every node has a direct connection (only) to the central node, which might be a hub, switch, or server.

star network

A communications network in which all terminals are connected to a central computer, controller or hub. PBXs and telephone systems are prime examples as well as Token Ring and 10Base-T Ethernet.


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the service will have a star configuration with a central site and multiple remote sites.
The Microsemi optional Z-Star protocol enables rapid product development and offers a full star configuration to allow a full network to be deployed.
The fiber plant is generally a star configuration with all optical node fibers terminating at a headend.
CASE #2, designing rose petal configuration with respect to 6-point star configuration (n = 6)
For higher channel counts, the Model 7192 Cobalt Synchronizer can drive numerous modules using a star configuration.
The star configuration support in T3 is the Star-4 or wide star configuration as shown in Figure 3b.
Hypothesis 4: Older firms with a Star configuration are more likely than their younger counterparts to maintain their Star profitability-growth configuration over time.
Personal area networks (PAN) for healthcare related applications may be as simple as a single point-to-point or star configuration.
Between the two, the star configuration is preferred for high frequency operation.
In a star configuration, all workstations are linked to a centralized network server workstation, which is usually a microcomputer or minicomputer dedicated to performing only server duties.
The passive backplane utilizes a dual star configuration to redundantly link 16 server or I/O slots through redundant InfiniBand fabric switches.
The result is the Decora Media system, which consists of Cat-5 wiring in a star configuration, with home-runs connecting wall-mounted send and receive plates to a central hub.