Communications Server

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Communications Server

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communications controller

A peripheral control unit that connects several communications lines to a computer and performs the actual transmitting and receiving as well as various message coding and decoding activities.

Communications controllers are typically nonprogrammable units designed for specific protocols and communications tasks. Contrast with front end processor, which can be programmed for a variety of protocols and network conditions.

modem pool

A collection of analog modems and software that let users dial out and remote users dial in to the next available modem. The modem pool may be internal or external to the remote access server. See network access server.

network access server

A device that functions as an access control point for users in remote locations connecting to a company's internal network or to an ISP. Also called a "media gateway" or a "remote access server" (RAS), a network access server (NAS) may include its own authentication services or rely on a separate authentication server. A NAS may be a dedicated server or a software service within a regular server. See network access control and authentication.

NAS Access Control
A network access server (NAS) often relies on a separate authentication server such as RADIUS or Diameter for obtaining authorization to allow or deny access to the network. See RADIUS and Diameter.

terminal server

(1) Hardware or software that connects terminals to a host computer. Years ago, a terminal server was part of a mainframe or a stand-alone front end processor attached to the mainframe.

(2) A server that supports multiple users at remote PCs or terminals. See Terminal Services, Remote Desktop Services and thin client.
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Microsoft Office Communications Server delivers streamlined communications to users, letting all users in an organization communicate with the right person, instantly.
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Microsoft Gulf announced the availability of Office Communications Server 2007 Release 2 (R2), an update to the award-winning Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.
In a joint statement, the pair said CSC would provide AMP with Collaborative Online Services which is a version of Microsoft s Exchange, SharePoint and Office Communications Server suites that is hosted within CSC s Australian servers, utilising underlying hardware and software from partners VMWare, Cisco and EMC.
Microsoft will make available the next version of its unified communications (UC) software, code-named Communications Server 14 in the second half of 2010.
HP today announced the expansion of its unified communications and collaboration portfolio with offerings optimized for Microsoft Communications Server "14," the next version of Microsoft's unified communications platform.
The company said its SPS allows economically affordable connections to Microsoft Office Communications Server via standard SIP IP Phones.
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