multipoint line

multipoint line

[′məl·tə‚pȯint ‚līn]
(communications)
A line which is shared by two or more different tributary stations.
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multipoint line

In communications, a single line that interconnects three or more devices.
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Micom's network wasn't appropriate for Furr's, Wisdom says, because it doesn't operate over multipoint lines. On the other hand, by providing a dedicated line for each store rather than a multipoint line for several stores, Micom ensures that only one store at a time is subject to communication losses, notes Mike Vizzi, Micom's marketing manager.
Such an improvement in bandwidth under Abco's old network, which consisted of dial-up lines and private multipoint lines, would have been cost prohibitive.
Local ATMs are connected to the center via 2.4-kb/s multipoint lines employing either 3270 Bisynchronous or SDLC protocols.
These circuits in turn support either multipoint lines or statistical multiplexers.

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