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The next level of telecommunications requirements for offices and distribution centers. Previously, users wanted local T1 access for broadband needs, with speeds greater than the more familiar digital subscriber line (DSL) service.Even T3, equivalent to 28 T1s, is now sometimes inadequate for intensive voice and data needs.Today, fiber-optic OC3 (optical carrier 3) is the minimum requirement for sophisticated shoppers, with speeds of up to 155 megabytes per second, or the equivalent of 84 T1s or three T3s.
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The partnership between OC3
Entertainment and Rocketbox Studios makes it easier than ever to create games that are rich with spoken content.
The ACX-1200(TM) ATM Access Switch is a scaleable platform which supports from twelve to one-hundred-twenty 25M ports and up to ten OC3
ports, and has a 3 Gbps switching capacity.
Operating at an OC3
rate, the Litespan-2000 system integrates SONET feeder transport and digital loop carrier connectivity to up to 2,016 subscribers.
The SONUX 300 Cross Connect Multiplexer streamlines communications by combining multiple T1, DS1, and DS3 lines into a single high-speed OC3
or OC-48 line delivering digital cross connect switching functionality.
amp; SALT LAKE CITY -- OC3
Entertainment, the leading provider of facial animation technology in the videogame industry, and Fonix Speech Inc.
Telstra's Global IP/MPLS utilized an OC3
network (155 Mbps) between locations, and the network path measured a round-trip latency of 238 ms.