Informatics A high speed LAN hardware standard for communicating among PCs, which can link up to 1024 nodes in a bus network. See Local area network, Packet swltching. Cf Fiber distributed data interface.
In the speech, read out by Katsuya Okimi, senior executive vice president of NTT Communications, Suzuki expressed the hope that Arcnet would ''capitalize the region's vast, untapped opportunities, both in the business-to-business and business-to-consumers sectors.''
We initially ended up with Ethernet; ARCNET; a protocol we developed ourselves called Master-Slave/Token-Passing (MS/ TP) that runs over EIA-485 twisted pair wiring; a point-to-point protocol designed for dial-up telephone communications; and a specification for using Echelon Corporation's LonTalk.