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Who uses ATM/ Networks that support traditional high-throughput data traffic You might say to yourself that Asynchronous Transfer Mode sounds like a great technology, but who uses this thing? ATM is a technology that will enable carriers to capitalize on a number of revenue opportunities through multiple ATM classes of services; high-speed local-area network (LAN) interconnection; voice, video, and future multimedia applications in business markets in the short term; and in community and residential markets in the longer term. (http://www.telecomspace.com/vop-atm.html) Asyncronous transfer mode is a service applied in a wide range of services. Some of these services are workgroups with campus networks, enterprise network consolidation, multimedia virtual private networks, and for internet backbones for internet service providers. All of these are networks that support traditional high throughput data traffic.

2. Low-latency transfers such as real-time audio/video Asyncronous transfer mode has the benefit of providing low latency transfers. These low Latency transfer were great for providing audio, video, and VoIP(voice over internet provider). Many companies provide these services as one big package. One such company is Digizip ATM service. Digizips ATM service slogan is “Carry your data, video, voice, and Internet needs on a single network”. They go on to explain to their customers how great, easy, and reliable it is to carry voice over their data network. They also explained how ATM overs “REAL TIME” video conferencing, and full motion medical imaging for large financial business transaction or just to

high-speed local-area network (LAN)/ future multimedia applications in business market Asyncronous transfer mode offers high speed local area networking. LAN. voice and video services (these being provided on a per-application basis. the company’s current market share and also top news in the company throughout the building all under one network that’s easily manageable. This is used in some stadium structures and corporate buildings to update things in video units for example the current weather for the week. Digizip did not even market the benefits that ATM has on a high speed local area network (LAN) 3.provide higher resolution graphics to transport on a network. Examples include managed ATM. and full-service virtual private networking capabilities (these including integrated multimedia access and network management).”  What layer of the OSI model ATM works with . As previously discussed some examples of these high speed local area networks are enterprise networks. and video throughout a building structure in a local area. and multimedia virtual private networks. While in the multimedia virtual private networks Service providers are “ Building on their ATM networks to offer a broad range of services. typically including customer-located equipment and offered on an end-toend basis). It is described that this can be used as an in-building solution to offer voice. In the enterprise network it is described as a full featured ATM ENS.

For example. The asynchronous transfer mode works on the physical layer. The control plane is responsible for creating and managing signal requests.( http://docwiki. cells are packaged differently for SONET than for DS-3/E-3 media types. (Layer management & Plane management). ATM cell boundaries are tracked.com/wiki/Asynchronous_Transfer_Mode_Switching).” . In the plane management layer it coordinates the different functions in relation to the complete system. and cells are packaged into the appropriate types of frames for the physical medium. On the management plane it is comprised of two components. The next plane is the user plane. In the layer management plane it is used for the detection of failures and protocol problems.com/wiki/Asynchronous_Transfer_Mode_Switching) Below I have included a picture of the OSI model and how the ATM uses the different layers along with its . All three of these planes are used on both the physical and data link layer on the OSI model.cisco.cisco.The Asyncronous transfer mode works on a specific layer on the OSI model. On the reference model the ATM has three different plans. the transmission and receipt of bits on the physical medium are controlled.( http://docwiki. “The ATM physical layer has four functions: Cells are converted into a bitstream. On this plan it is used to manage the transferring of the data. And the last plane is the management plane. The first plane is called Control. You can also say that it’s functionality corresponds on parts of the data link layer on the OSI reference model.

(http://compnetworking.htm). instead of using variable-length packets as Ethernet does. that includes 48 bytes of data and five (5) bytes of header information. networks can much more easily manage bandwidth under ATM than under the Ethernet system. 4 How it differs from Ethernet data link technology Asyncronous transfer mode although also a networking tool it differs a lot from the Ethernet data link technology.three planes. ATM utilizes fixed-sized cells.com/od/networkprotocols /g/bldef_atm. ATM technology is designed to improve utilization and the quality of the service on high-traffic networks.” ATM cells are 53 bytes in length. In comparison in terms of performance ATM is a much faster and reliable solution than Ethernet. “Hardware devices known as ATM switches establish point-to-point connections between endpoints and data flows directly from source to destination. . Additionally.about. One difference is that ATM uses no routing. Without routing and with fixed-size cells.

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