switched virtual connection


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switched virtual connection

(networking)
(SVC) A virtual connection in an ATM network set up on demand by the signalling control point.

Contrast with permanent virtual connection.
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The company's CellStack ATM video and audio CODEC digitizes and formats multiple video and audio inputs onto independent ATM cell streams using switched virtual connections (SVCs) and/or permanent virtual connections (PVCs).
17, 1996--CrossComm Corporation today said it will expand its advanced corporate intranet offerings by introducing several significant new capabilities for its ATM devices -- including LAN emulation, IP over ATM, and switched virtual connections -- at Networld+Interop in Atlanta.
The B-ICI interface, as defined by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), defines the protocols and procedures needed for establishing, maintaining and terminating broadband switched virtual connections (SVCs) between public networks.
Point-to-multipoint (multicast) signaling permits the creation of ATM switched virtual connections which support one-to-many ATM connections, sending data to all intended recipients at once rather than duplicating point-to-point connections for each.
In addition, a new software feature, permanent virtual path (PVP) tunneling, will enable the network manager to set up temporary switched virtual connections over previously established PVPs.