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concentrator (CON)

A concentrator or data concentrator(DKZ) is a device that concentrates the connecting lines of many end devices into a few, typically a multiplexer or hub.

The concentrator reduces the number of transmission lines because it is generally the starting point of a star topology. Terminal equipment, LAN segments or rings can be connected to it directly. The concentrator increases the connection capacity of a transmission line and enables traffic load balancing, if necessary through buffering.

Depending on the area of application, a distinction is made between working group hubs, department hubs or company hubs and those used in distribution rooms and in the network center.

Englisch: concentrator - CON
Updated at: 07.08.2011
#Words: 104
Links: data, multiplexer (MPX), hub, transmission, star topology
Translations: DE

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