This task force ultimately produced the 1BASE5 standard known as "StarLAN
" that enabled Ethernet to run over telephone wire in office settings.
In Local Area Networks, a hub is the core of a star as in ARCNET, StarLAN
, Ethernet and Token Ring.
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.
It works with any LAN operating system, including Novell NetWare, NFS, and Banyan VINES, over popular media including Ethernet, StarLAN
, and TokenRing.
The equipment for the contest, provided by AT&T, included 45 Unix System V computers networked together to a StarServer E with StarLAN
, which used TCPIP.
The Academic Network System runs on an AT&T Starlan
network using Stargroup Server and Client software.
"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."
* Two UNIX-based AT&T 3B2 minicomputers and 10 AT&T 3B1 UNIX micros are networked together through a StarLan
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.25 networks.
The university's Wharton School, one of the most prestigious business schools in the world, has connected data devices at its new $30 million Steinberg Executive Education Conference Center through some 36 AT&T STARLAN
local area network nodes.
AT&T also unveiled a new LAN, Starlan
, to interconnect the Unix PC, the 6300 PC, AT&T's 3B line of processors and asynchronous terminals over standard telephone wiring.
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.