A Local Area Network to Facilitate Office Automation in the Administrative Sciences Department.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis explores the implementation of a Local Area Network LAN to increase the usefulness of microcomputers in an office environment by linking individual microcomputers and associated peripheral devices together into a communications network. The target site is the Administration Sciences Department at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. This thesis is not intended to be a text on the technical aspects of LAN engineering. It is intended to help management personnel become familiar with the basic concepts, vocabulary, and resources available so that management can make enlightened decisions concerning LAN design and implementation. The reports first presents the advantages and disadvantages of a LAN, then describes the physical components of a LAN Signalling method, transmission medium topology and access methods LAN standards, and LAN services compatibility, resource sharing, files, Electronic mail, security backup and archways. Finally, 2 types of LANs are compared - the Network SNET and the PC Network. Keywords LANLocal Area Network Microcomputers Ring, and Tree and Access Methods.
- Computer Hardware
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems