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broadcast domain

The portion of a network that is reachable by a network broadcast, which is a request for an address resolution or an announcement of availability ("what is the address of that node?," "I am here," etc.). Unlike a collision domain, which concentrates at layer 2 (data link layer) and is typically within a LAN segment, a broadcast can be initiated at various protocol layers, thus the domain can be within a LAN segment or routed across LAN segments. See broadcast, broadcast traffic and collision domain.
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Each broadcast message is received immediately (sufficiently promptly that the broadcast domain does not reorder messages) or not at all by each processor in the broadcast domain, i.e., it may be received by a subset of the processors.
* Limit the broadcast domain Ethernet technologies broadcast everywhere.
* It also brings the advantages of SDN to the broadcast domain.
Increasingly, though, drones are piloting themselves into the broadcast domain; news broadcasters, in particular, are registering a growing interest in drone technology because it brings a unique perspective and, at times, closer and more intimate live content, says Hans Massart, broadcast director at Newtec.
Data is delivered only to the intended recipients, while broadcast frames are sent only to members of the VLAN (limiting broadcast domain).
It opted for U-TO Solutions because of their diverse experience in the broadcast domain coupled with BroadView's extensive global footprint allowing the channel to manage mission critical sales processes.

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