Browse Definitions :
Definition

inverse multiplexing

Contributor(s): Michael Traynor

Inverse multiplexing speeds up data transmission by dividing a data stream into multiple concurrent streams that are transmitted at the same time across separate channels (such as a T-1 or E-1 lines) and are then reconstructed at the other end back into the original data stream. Just the reverse of ordinary multiplexing , which combines multiple signals into a single signal, inverse multiplexing is a technique commonly used where data in a high-speed local area network ( LAN ) flows back and forth into a wide area network ( WAN ) across the "bottleneck" of a slower line such as a T-1 (1.544 Mbps ). By using multiple T-1 lines, the data stream can be load-balanced across all of the lines at the same time. As a general rule, inverse multiplexing across up to 8 T-1 lines (or E-1 lines in Europe and elsewhere) is said to be less expensive than the cost of renting a T-3 (45 Mbps) line (or E-3 line in Europe and elsewhere).

Inverse multiplexing is also sometimes used in combination with frame relay and asynchronous transfer mode ( ATM ) transmission.

Inverse multiplexing is sometimes called inverse muxing or imuxing .

This was last updated in September 2005

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCompliance

  • data governance policy

    A data governance policy is a documented set of guidelines for ensuring that an organization's data and information assets are ...

  • risk management

    Risk management is the process of identifying, assessing and controlling threats to an organization's capital and earnings.

  • compliance as a service (CaaS)

    Compliance as a Service (CaaS) is a cloud service service level agreement (SLA) that specified how a managed service provider (...

SearchSecurity

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

SearchStorage

  • cache memory

    Cache memory, also called CPU memory, is high-speed static random access memory (SRAM) that a computer microprocessor can access ...

  • capacity management

    Capacity management is the broad term describing a variety of IT monitoring, administration and planning actions that are taken ...

  • cloud storage

    Cloud storage is a service model in which data is transmitted and stored on remote storage systems, where it is maintained, ...

Close