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transport system (TS)

The transport system is a term from the OSI terminology. In the OSI reference model, the OSI architecture distinguishes between the lower four layers

- these are the transport-oriented layers - and the upper three layers, the application-oriented layers. The transport-oriented layers form the transport system, which consists of the transmission medium

anddata

andcommunication networks

withtheir accesses and switching equipment - the bridges, routers, switches, packet and line switches

- that are built on top of the transmission media. Thetransport-oriented layers include

thephysical

layer, data link

layer, network layer and transport

layer. In the OSI concept, the transport-oriented layers are implemented by access procedures and transport protocols. In contrast, the application-oriented layers, which realize the user system, support with the presentation, the correct syntax of the data and the application protocols.

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Updated at: 12.10.2011
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