AffiliationEuropean Space Agency
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AbstractToday's European Data Communications Networks, independent of whether the network is packet or circuit switched, are mainly designed to serve interactive terminal generated operations at information rates compatible with voice grade channels. The satellite link on the other hand, possesses some unique but versatile properties when used as a data communication medium. In fact, the satellite link in conjunction with modest sized Earth stations located close to, or on the premises of the users would provide a desirable complement to European Data Communications facilities adding, among others, high speed and multidestination capabilities to the existing data networks. The capability to transfer computer files and record messages containing large volumes of binary information, via fast and efficient satellite links enables a range of new applications for telematics systems to be realized. For example, electronic mail types of systems requiring the fast transfer of digital document records would benefit especially from the capabilities of the satellite link.
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