Midas Multimedia Integrated Digital Access System Manual
This manual provides an overview of the Multimedia Integrated Digital Access System. We have several of these hard copy manuals in excellent condition.
A sample from the Introduction page is as follows:
A reliable and efficient communication network is of prime importance in today’s highly competitive business world. The need for accurate, up-to-the-minute information is crucial to the success of any business requiring on-demand wide-are connectivity for:
- Enterprise Networking
- Video Conferencing
- Disaster Recovery
- Overflow/congestion Reduction
- Distance Learning
Until now, these applications depended on leased lines from the telephone company, which were mostly under-utilized and (typically) did not provide adequate bandwidth when needed. In some places, they simply did not exist. Dial-up lines were even slower, because of limited bandwidth availability on public switched telephone network (PSTN) lines in most geographic regions. The reliability and maintenance of these circuits continues to be a problem, and lack of network control provisions continues to plague users.
Dedicated satellite circuits can solve the bandwidth and connectivity problem, but such solutions are not cost effective for applications that do not require permanent connectivity. Users with mission-critical applications adopted dedicated circuits where local phone company service was unreliable or nonexistent. The dial-up equivalent of setting up a satellite circuit, though cost effective, was highly inefficient. Most users were certainly not enthused by setup times ranging anywhere from a few hours to a few days for such a circuit.