White papers addressing thoughtful issues related to Ethernet, voice & data networks. TC’s white papers are carefully researched and written by senior Engineers and experienced network professionals.
TDM-over-IP is a TDM PW technology that makes it possible to provision E3, T3, STS-1 and serial data services across IP, MPLS or layer 2 Ethernet Networks. The services provided in a manner transparent to all protocols and signaling. TDM-over-IP enables service providers to next-generation networks while continuing to provide all their revenue-generating legacy services, and without fork-lift
upgrades of end-user equipment.
An Industrial Ethernet network consists of multiple types of hosts (such as PC, Server, and SCADA/DCS Controllers) interconnected together by Ethernet switches to communicate with each other. By default, all devices in the network have an equal opportunity to transmit their data to their destinations.
Ethernet based Local Area Networks (LANs) have become the most prominent technology that promises to revolutionize automation communications. The advancements in Ethernet technology, from collision-prone, shared 10Mbps LAN, to collision-free, duplex 100Mbps switched LAN, and onward to 1000Mbps LAN, Ethernet technology is close to taking over the world of communications.
With data requirements inundating network traffic, legacy voice-centric SONET/SDH platforms no longer offer viable or cost-effective backbone solutions. Future network deployments will be dominated by Ethernet and simplified by the inevitable blurring of the boundaries between LANs, MANs, WANs and Industrial networks.