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access unit (AU)

An Access Unit (AU) is a unit that interfaces with an Access Device on one side and with the Service Provider on the other. Such an Access Unit converts data formats

, service elements and transmission protocols. In X.400, an Access Unit can provide for the bidirectional message flow between an X.400-compliant and a non-X.400 unit. An ISDN Access Unit supports ISDN access to public networks.

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Englisch: access unit - AU
Updated at: 23.05.2011
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