time-division multiplexing


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time-division multiplexing

[′tīm di¦vizh·ən ‚məl·tə‚pleks·iŋ]
(computer science)
The interleaving of bits or characters in time to compensate for the slowness of input devices as compared to data transmission lines.
(communications)
A process for transmitting two or more signals over a common path by using successive time intervals for different signals. Also known as time multiplexing. Abbreviated TDM.
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A formal definition of the time-division multiplexing address assignment (TDMAA) mechanism consisted of two parts, an address-loss function and a scheduling approach.
It can handle calls over traditional time-division multiplexing lines or the Internet via AT&T IP toll-free, local, direct inward dialing, and Megacom toll-free, routing them via the AT&T multiprotocol label switching network to the hosted infrastructure.
The HiPath 4000 system is an IP-convergence platform that works with both legacy time-division multiplexing communications infrastructures and more modern IP-based communications solutions.
Additionally, the product can now be deployed to other underlying platforms, such as IP-based infrastructure and IP-PBXs, allowing companies with an existing IP infrastructure already in place to transition to a VoIP solution with all of the queuing, routing and reporting features found in the FirstPoint Enterprise product operating on a time-division multiplexing (TDM) infrastructure.
Today at the Optical Fiber Communications Conference, Cisco announced innovations in its optical transport portfolio to address service providers challenges of migrating large volumes of profitable time-division multiplexing (TDM) services to an IP/MPLS infrastructure.
In the past, in order to listen in or record information about someone else's phone calls, a person would need physical access to the traditional time-division multiplexing circuit-based PBX equipment, the telephone wiring or PBX trunks to the telephone company's central office.
The demand for audio conferencing endpoints in the global market is shifting from traditional time-division multiplexing (TDM)/Internet protocol (IP) conference phones to products with more specialized use cases.
Level 3's comprehensive voice solutions combine service experience in traditional time-division multiplexing with more than 12 years of innovation in voice over Internet protocol technologies.
The Abacus 5000 IP telephony test system is a fully integrated VoIP and PSTN telephony test system in a single platform, with analog, time-division multiplexing and Ethernet interfaces for comprehensive and realistic testing.
It also incorporates Cisco ASR 902 and 920 aggregation services routers, which provide time-division multiplexing and Ethernet aggregation at a reduced footprint and cost as compared to other models.
MSSR was developed for access and backbone switching requirements of next-generation Tactical Area Networks based on IP technologies, while CAS is a switch, router and media gateway that provides voice and IP data communications using time-division multiplexing (TDM) and packet data architectures.
Unlike the basic time-division multiplexing (TDM)telephone system, VoIP consists of many components, and the possibility of a fault occurring is greater than that of a TDM telephone system, simply due to the increased number of system components.

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