Fiber Optic Receiver Transmitter and Repeater
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-06
Fig. 1 illustrates a ring network in which computing stations 2 communicate on a peer to peer basis. In normal operation, signals containing origin and destination information and data circulate unidirectionally from station to station, and are removed at destination stations. The stations contain buffers (not shown) for retaining ring traffic while originating their own transmissions.