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protocol conversion

Hardware or software that lets two different network technologies participate in a data exchange. Protocol conversion may be used to support any two different network types, but it is often used to allow older networks to exist with modern networks such as TCP/IP. The actual operation involves replacing the headers in each packet as they enter or leave the device, which is generally the user's computer. See packet header and TCP/IP.
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Amphenol Aerospace has offered a protocol/media converter VPX engine, the Rugged VPX Media Conversion Modules, an embedded and integrated set of media and protocol conversion VPX boards for open systems architectures in the military rugged market, the company said.
The product facilitates the bi-directional protocol conversion of four channels of IEEE 802.
Compatibility with the Data Station Plus and Modular Controller series, which feature an embedded protocol conversion facility and a multiple protocol Ethernet port.
According to JBM Electronics, the router offers protocol conversion and interface support for legacy environments, advanced ATM processing capabilities and low price point and advanced features for diverse and easy deployment.
According to the company, the solution connects into the Energis network and encompasses a VoIP session controller partition, VoIP gateway ports and C7 protocol conversion.
Utilizing iSCSI in an IP SAN allows users to move data over long distances much more affordably, without any protocol conversion.
The StarFabric boards offer high transfer rates and do not use computing resources for protocol conversion.
The firm created a network to link 600 worldwide branches to the centralized DP facilities, and replaced outdated transaction processing systems with fault-tolerant equipment that can handle any protocol conversion.

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