network interface device


Also found in: Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The OptiSwitch OS940-M is a compact and scalable modular platform that leverages Hybrid Network Interface Device (NID) functionality along with field-proven, precise end-to-end service level agreement (SLA) measurements tools.
The Company recently introduced the Outrigger(TM) Media Access Portal, the first outdoor Intelligent Network Interface Device that allows telephone or cable operators to deliver Triple-Play bundled services -- digital telephone, broadband data and video over broadband -- to residential customers over a home's existing cable TV and telephone wiring.
Not only will the recently expanded Zhone FiberHome portfolio be on display, including the flagship MXK[TM] intelligent multi-service access node (MSAN) and Zhone Network Interface Device (zNID) Optical Network Terminals (ONT), but Zhone will also introduce new solutions designed specifically to address operators' 3G and 4G mobile backhaul needs.
To provide OAM capabilities, Etherjack technology uses a network interface device (NID) based on Ethernet-in-the-first-mile (EFM) parameters.
To handle operations, administration and maintenance (OAM), Etherjack technology uses a network interface device (NID) based on Ethernet-in-the-first-mile (EFM) recommendations.
NASDAQ:ZHNE), a global pioneer in FTTx network access solutions, announced today that Viewqwest Limited, an internet service provider in Singapore, has chosen its industry-leading MXK[TM] multi-service access node (MSAN) system and Zhone Network Interface device (zNID) optical network terminals (ONT) to serve as a core enabler of Viewqwest's Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) network.
NASDAQ:ZHNE), a global pioneer in FTTx network access solutions, today introduced the Zhone network interface device (zNID) 9108 Multiple Dwelling Unit Optical Network Terminal (MDU ONT).
Transition Networks manufactures network interface devices (NIDs), media converters, network interface cards (NICs), Ethernet switches, and other connectivity products that offer customers the ability to affordably integrate fibre optics into any data network.
EtherAccess is based on the deployment of Network Interface Devices (NIDs) at the customer premises.
FTTP has opened up a wide range of options for suppliers," says Delgado, since the company is buying more of everything--from digging trenches to laying fiber optic cable underground and installing network interface devices.
The resulting complete voice interface is used in network interface devices, small and medium enterprise gateways, and customer premises devices such as home routers and gateways, DSL and cable modems, and multimedia terminal adapters.

Full browser ?