Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
the research laboratory of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Neal B. Seitz; P. M. McManamon

Abstract: There is a growing need within the Federal Government for uniform means of specifying and measuring the performance of data communication systems from the point of view of the digital services delivered to the end user. This report presents results of a cooperative interagency program aimed at meeting this need through the development of universally applicable, user-oriented performance parameters. The defined parameters have been incorporated in a proposed Federal Standard which is currently undergoing review and coordination within government and industry.

Keywords: Data communications; federal; standard; performance parameters; information transfer transaction; access; user information transfer; disengagement; circuit switching; message switching


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