1 February 1991 CWRUnet: case history of a campus-wide fiber-to-the-desktop network
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Proceedings Volume 1364, FDDI, Campus-Wide, and Metropolitan Area Networks; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.47679
Event: SPIE Microelectronic Interconnect and Integrated Processing Symposium, 1990, San Jose, United States
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Case Western Reserve University is operating the first all fiber optic communications network on a university campus. When completely installed this system of some seven thousand outlets will interconnect all faculty offices student moms classrooms libraries and laboratories with computer data telephone audio video fax and image information resources. We refer to the system as CWRUnet and pronounce it " crewnet. " CWRUnet features a standard premise wire-once cabling architecture independence of cabling and optoelectronics and support for multimedia communications. Phase I of the network became operational in August 1989 for students in the University''s sixteen residence halls. Phase II connecting faculty and staff offices and other locations is completed in twelve more buildings with the remainder under construction or scheduled for 1990-91. CWRUnet accommodates a heterogeneous assortment of microcomputers servers and gateways to other networks telephones television equipment remotely operated surveillance devices and energy management controls. It is planned to incorporate this campus-area network into a metropolitan area network following the proposed IEEE 802. 6 standard. CWRUnet is steadily evolving into one of the earliest implementations of Broadband ISDN. The CWRUnet project has been carefully documented and precise costs are known for each element in the network. The data service is presently based on the familiar networking technologies of ethernet and TCP/IP and now offers a wide variety ofnetwork-based information services to the campus community. CWRUnet is an innovation because
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Raymond K. Neff, H. Wendell Klingensmith, Jeffrey A. Gumpf, Peter J. Haigh, "CWRUnet: case history of a campus-wide fiber-to-the-desktop network", Proc. SPIE 1364, FDDI, Campus-Wide, and Metropolitan Area Networks, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47679; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.47679
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