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token bus network

A LAN access method that uses the token passing technology. Stations are logically connected in a ring but are physically connected by a common bus. All tokens are broadcast to every station in the network, but only the station with the destination address responds. After transmitting a maximum amount of data, the token is passed to the next logical station in the ring. The MAP factory automation protocol uses this method. See token passing.
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IBM said that the PC Network Program would also run on PCs connected to its future token-ring and token-bus network and on 3270 PCs attached to single display controllers.