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Network System With Enhanced Function

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066998D
Original Publication Date: 1979-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Bantz, DF Evangelisti, CJ [+details]

Abstract

This article describes minimal communication network facilities required to incorporate additional (perhaps non-communication) functions in a modular manner. Specifically, there is described how a minor addition to the network addressing/switching function provides an arbitrary incorporation of devices to provide enhanced function by attaching these devices as terminals to the network.