| Toshiba to Demonstrate Advanced Router at Networld+Interop 96 LONDON
29 October, 1996
LONDON -- Toshiba Corporation will demonstrate a prototype of its next-generation Cell Switch Router at Networld+Interop 96 LONDON, which will be held from Wednesday, October 30 to Friday, November 1 at Earls Court2. (Toshiba Booth: 60A) This highly advanced proprietary router supports packet transmission at a rate of 4.8 million packets per second over asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) switch networks.
Routers are core switching equipment for connecting multiple Internet Protocol (IP) networks, including the Internet backbone network and private local area networks. Information to be transferred is broken down into discrete packets and then transmitted to the final destination. The role of the router is analogous to that of the post office: letters/data are collected, sorted and delivered to multiple addressees.
The tremendous increase of data communications on the Internet, along with the growing popularity of Intranets, requires a new communications infrastructure that assures high-speed transmission and real-time processing of vast volumes of information.
Toshiba's unique Cell Switch Router (CSR) is a new type of router that uses ATM switching technology. This new concept produces a CSR offering the advantages of high-speed data transmission while maintaining complete interoperability with current standard ATM switch based networks. This approach will allow full use of the ATM networks expected to provide the mainstream technology of next-generation high-speed networks.
The new CSR is already poised for integration in the WIDE project, the large-scale, widely-distributed Internet network project being undertaken by one of the Japan's leading Internet-project consortiums. Toshiba's CSR will be installed at the project's test sites in Japan.
Main features of Toshiba's Cell Switch Router
Computer & Network Division
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