packet conversion

packet conversion

Converting a particular data stream into packets required for the network transport and vice versa. It typically refers to converting to IP packets, as TCP/IP has become the standard data communications protocol. See TDM-to-packet conversion.
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The company began its packet conversion with Nortel (NYSE: NT; TSX) in May of 2003 serving customers in Gardner, Kan.
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Our circuit to packet conversion product line, the IPTube, is used by Enterprises to dramatically reduce or eliminate their leased circuit costs.
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All packet conversion is performed in hardware thereby allowing wire speed on both Ethernet and FDDI.
The architecture will recognize and transport TDM traffic in native or multi-protocol modes, which affords the traffic the benefits of constant bit rate without the overhead associated with cell or packet conversions.