Infrared Data Communications.
NAVY FLEET MATERIAL SUPPORT OFFICE MECHANICSBURG PA OPERATIONS ANALYSIS DIV
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This report provides an introduction to the technology of infrared data communications. The Navy is greatly increasing its use of distributed data processing techniques. Telephone lines are normally used to provide the required short range data communications between the host computer and remote terminals and other peripheral equipment. However, installation of additional telephone lines often involves delays, inconvenience and considerable expense. Infrared communications have proven to be an economical and reliable alternative technology for short range data communications requirements. Use of a single infrared communications unit at the Navy Fleet Material Support Office FMSO resulted in savings of approximately 90,000 during Fiscal Year 1980. Savings in subsequent years were similar, but not as large due to reduction in rate schedules. Author
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