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statistical multiplexing[stə‚tis·ti·kəl ′məl·tə‚pleks·iŋ]
Time-division multiplexing in which time on a communications channel is assigned to multiple users on a demand basis, rather than periodically to each user.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
statistical multiplexorIn communications and networking, a device that merges several low-speed channels into a single high-speed channel and vice versa. A standard multiplexor is set up to interleave a fixed number of incoming channels at the same rate onto the outgoing channel regardless of whether every incoming channel contains data. A statistical multiplexor analyzes the incoming traffic and dynamically changes the interleaving in order to use all the available capacity of the outgoing channel.
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