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Distributed Network Interface Architecture

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107855D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 76K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Koettgen, E: AUTHOR

Abstract

An architecture is disclosed by which a multiple-link telephone switch signaling interface is connected to a number of computer applications and vice versa. The benefit of the architecture is to respond ideally to the versatility required by both the telephone switch signaling interface and the computer applications, on the one hand, and their connection and data traffic specificities, on the other hand. (Image Omitted)

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Distributed Network Interface Architecture

       An architecture is disclosed by which a multiple-link
telephone switch signaling interface is connected to a number of
computer applications and vice versa. The benefit of the architecture
is to respond ideally to the versatility required by both the
telephone switch signaling interface and the computer applications,
on the one hand, and their connection and data traffic specificities,
on the other hand.

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      The type of signaling interface is the Signaling System 7
protocol used to carry transaction-oriented type of data traffic
between telephone switches and specialized computer network nodes,
sometimes referred to as Intelligent Peripherals or Service Control
Points.

      The type of applications are intelligent network type of
services offered as value-added service to traditional telephone
networks. A computer network node typically provides one or several
service applications. These applications must be accessible from any
one link out of a number of Signaling System 7 discrete links and
vice versa.

      The disclosed interface architecture provides the bridge
between the network and the Back End computers running the service
applications. It is composed of one or several Signaling Point
Interfaces, one or several Back End Gateways, an Interface Manager,
an Interface Operator Control Console, and a Local Area Network as
communication medium.

      The Signaling Poi...