Manufacturing Automation Protocol


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Manufacturing Automation Protocol

(protocol)
(MAP) A set of protocols developed by General Motors based on Token Bus (IEEE 802.4) and giving predictable real-time response.
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802.3 specifies a CSMA/CD (Carrier Sense Multiple Access/Collision Detection) protocol based upon the Ethernet design promoted by Xerox, Intel, and Digital Equipment> 802.4 specifies a token-passing bus topology based upon the General Motors Manufacturing Automation Protocol (MAP)> 802.5 deals with the tokenpassing method using a ring topology based on IBM's Token Ring.
"Our goal is to carry our practice of continuous flow throughout the operation." An information network, probably based on the manufacturing automation protocol (MAP), will integrate that flow.
The American National Standards Institute recently licensed ITI to distribute over 150 International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards that affect Manufacturing Automation Protocol (MAP) and Technical and Office Protocol (TOP) users.

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