Local Area Networks

  • William J. Barksdale
Part of the Applications of Communications Theory book series (ACTH)


Over the last decade there have been enormous advances in digital electronics, leading to the broad availability of locally accessible computing power. Concurrently, there has been a steady workforce migration from blue-collar to white-collar jobs in the industrialized nations of the world. For this growing hoard of office workers technology has produced word processors, electronic correspondence, data bases, local and remote computing, facsimile, document reproduction, and videoconferencing. In the factory the traditional assembly line worker is steadily being replaced by computer-controlled manufacturing equipment such as programmable controllers, robots, and automatic testing facilities. In both office and factory, as well as in schools, homes, and military units, it is becoming increasingly advantageous for a variety of heterogeneous devices to communicate with each other.


Medium Access Control Local Area Network Virtual Circuit Clock Recovery Token Passing 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • William J. Barksdale
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  1. 1.South TEC AssociatesHuntsvilleUSA

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