network interface device


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network interface device

Equipment from the telephone company that terminates its lines at the customer's premises. The network interface device (NID) provides the demarcation point between the telephone network and the customer's internal wiring. Residing outside the building or in a basement, residential NIDs are no more than a wiring panel that connects the lines. More elaborate NIDs for commercial customers include circuit boards that can report problems. See optical network terminal.
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The technician can qualify the in-home copper wiring and isolate inside wiring faults from the network interface device (NID) without access to the home or subscriber involvement.
Congestion happens because a distinct network interface device is required at each point of presence (POP) handoff from each service provider.
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The "Gateway" function ultimately could reside in the phone company's Enhanced Network Interface Device (ENID) or a cable company's Broadband Telephony Interface (BTI).
When a bad cable, a lost link, or a failed adapter causes a failure on the primary network interface device (NID) link, the intermediate driver software will switch to the secondary adapter.
In homes built since 1970, the phone service usually enters the house through a box, called a Network Interface Device, mounted on the outside (Photo 1).
MahWah, NJ, February 11, 2016 --(PR.com)-- RAD's award-winning MiNID[R], part of its Service Assured Access (SAA) solution portfolio for communications service providers, has become the first miniature network interface device to receive MEF CE 2.0 certification.

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