ATM line concentration apparatus

  • US 5,999,532 A
  • Filed: 03/10/1997
  • Issued: 12/07/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/13/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An ATM line concentration apparatus interposed between an ATM switching unit and a plurality of subscriber terminals, comprising:

  • a first transmission path termination circuit;

    a second transmission path termination circuit;

    an ATM switch operative for connecting together and disconnecting said termination circuits, anda signaling termination circuit connected for two way communication with said ATM switch,wherein information for execution of signaling as a procedure for establishing a switched virtual channel with respect to said ATM switching unit or said plurality of subscriber terminals in response to a call generated from said ATM switching unit or said plurality of subscriber terminals, is transmitted through said first and second transmission path termination circuits by using said ATM switch and said signaling termination circuit.

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