Terminal Adaptor


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Terminal Adaptor

(networking, hardware)
(TA) Equipment used to adapt Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) Basic Rate Interface (BRI) channels to existing terminal equipment standards such as EIA-232 and V.35. A Terminal Adaptor is typically packaged like a modem, either as a stand-alone unit or as an interface card that plugs into a computer or other communications equipment (such as a router or PBX). A Terminal Adaptor does not interoperate with a modem; it replaces it.

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E-MTA: Embedded Multimedia Terminal Adaptor, DOCSIS: Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification, DSL IAD: Digital Subscriber Loop Integrated Access Device, PON, Passive Optical Network, WiMax: Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, MSBG: Multi-Service Business Gateway.
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