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This paper describes a high performance packet switching network that can be used to provide voice, data and video communication on a large scale. A novel feature of the system is its flexible broadcast capability, which makes it suitable for a wide range of applications, including commercial television distribution and conferencing. The basic switching capability is provided by a high performance packet switch, called Switch Module (SM), which terminates up to 63 fiber optic communications links (FOL), operating at a speed of 100 Mbs. The SM is designed as a modular component that can be used to construct systems ranging from a medium-sized business system to a large packet switching exchange, capable of providing service to over 200,000 users.
Turner, Jonathan S., "Design of a Broadcast Packet Switching Network" Report Number: WUCS-85-04 (1985). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.