- Computing & Information Technology
- Telecommunications and remote sensing
- Switching systems (communications)
Switching systems (communications)
Joel, Amos E., Jr. Formerly, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, New Jersey.
- Switching System Fundamentals
- Signaling and control
- Numbering plan
- Switching fabrics
- Electronic Switching
- Service features
- No. 1A electronic switching system
- Space-division switching fabrics
- Time-division switching fabrics
- Alternative switching techniques
- Data switching
- Toll Calling
- Intelligent Networking
- Untethered Switched Services
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
The assemblies of switching and control devices provided so that any station in a communications system may be connected as desired with any other station. A telecommunications network consists of transmission systems, switching systems, and stations. Transmission systems carry messages from an originating station to one or more distant stations. They are engineered and installed in sufficient quantities to provide a quality of service commensurate with the cost and expected benefits. To enable the transmission facilities to be shared, stations are connected to and reached through switching system nodes that are part of most telecommunications networks. Switching systems act under built-in control to direct messages toward their ultimate destination or address.
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