Starlan


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Starlan

An early local area network from AT&T that used twisted pair wire, the CSMA/CD access method, transmitted at 1 Mbps and used a star or bus topology. In 1988, the original Starlan was renamed Starlan 1, and Starlan 10 was introduced as a 10 Mbps Ethernet product.
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They also used an AT&T StarLAN solution and Structured Cabling System, marking the first time that this topology--and optical fiber--had been used in an industrial application in Hungary.
When it was completed, on time and within budget, the new Lehel-Electrolux communications infrastructure had a backbone of copper and multimode fiber (7 km of copper cable, 6 km of multimode fiber); 1,100 ports (700 for telephone service, the balance for data or reserved for future growth); and repeaters, smart hubs and other equipment from the StarLAN product portfolio.
NCR StarLAN network connectivity products, including bridges, routers, and SmartHUB, are also available immediately.
AT&T Foundation and the company's Network Systems, Federal Systems and NCR units donated ISDN telephone sets, Starlan, personal computers, multimedia stations, fileservers, terminal adaptors, scanners, video equipment and technical support.
We supplied 6386/SX EL computers, StarLAN 10 network NAUs and hubs for access to a wide variety of electronic mail packages, including PMX/StarMAIL, AT&T Computer Systems' E-Mail offering LANs, and special programs of information about the show and a lead tracking facility.
1 supports Novell NetWare 286 and 386, 3Com 3plusOpen, OS/2 LAN Manager, AT&T Starlan and Banyan Vines.
AT&T also offers a new StarWAN 10:4 bridge, a StarLAN 10 Network EISA Network Access Unit, and general purpose synchronous controllers (GPSC) which provide low-cost synchronous communications from AT-and EISA-bus computers to SNA hosts or X.
NCR, NCR StarLAN, NCR StarWAN, NCR StarGROUP, NCR StarSENTRY and NCR TOP END are trademarks of NCR Corporation.
Starlan can also serve as a gateway to AT&T's Information System Network, a larger general-purpose networking scheme that makes use of two-pair wiring, fiber-optic calbe and packet swtching to connect a wide variety of integrated voice/data systems, PCs, ASCII terminals and PBXs.
NCR RELEASES NETWORK ADAPTER UNITS FOR STARLAN 10 NETWORKS
To provide another networking alternative, Xerox has reached an agreement with AT&T to market the hardware used in the low-cost AT&T Starlan Network, which uses the spare telephone wires already in place in many office buildings.
Due to become available in the fourth quarter, Starlan will interconnect the Unix PC, the 6300 PC, AT&T's 3B line of processors and asynchronous terminals over standard telephone wiring.