Multiaddress Communications Service

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Multiaddress Communications Service

 

(Russian, tsirkuliarnaia sviaz’), a telecommunications service by which a message transmitted from one point is received simultaneously at several other points. Multiaddress communications services are routed through telephone and telegraph networks to provide such services as conference cable transmission, multiaddress data transmission, and telephone conference calls (seeSELECTIVE TELEPHONE COMMUNICATIONS). Multiaddress communications services are frequently used within an industry to provide traffic-control communications or as part of a teletypewriter exchange service.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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