# time compressing multiplexing (TCM)

Time Compressing Multiplexing (TCM) refers to a method for data transmission over two- wire ISDN lines. The method, also known as ping-pong, works in such a way that, for example, a 162 kbit/s data stream is transmitted at at least twice the rate (i.e. 324 kbit/s) first in one direction, then in the opposite direction. So although it is a half- duplex operation, this scheme acts on the user like a full-duplex 162 kbit/s system.

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 Englisch: time compressing multiplexing - TCM Updated at: 01.04.2008 #Words: 72 Links: method, data transmission, wire, integrated services digital network (ISDN), also known as (aka) Translations: DE Sharing: