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Date:      Thu, 8 Feb 1996 12:33:45 -0800
From:      "Ulf Zimmermann" <>
To:        Terry Lambert <>, (Ulf Zimmermann)
Subject:   Re: ISDN devices supported?
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In-Reply-To: Terry Lambert <> "Re: ISDN devices supported?" (Feb  8, 13:17)
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On Feb 8, 13:17, Terry Lambert wrote:
> Subject: Re: ISDN devices supported?
> > > A TA is the most flexible solution since the German cards are designed
> > > for EuroISDN (the European ISDN standard) and there's no guarantee that
> > > they'll work correctly outside of Europe.
> >
> > This is not quite right anymore. The so called EuroISDN is now DSS-1,
> > which is also used by many countries outside europe. I think Japan is
> > one of them.
> Japanese acceptance or non-acceptance of a standard is not a validation
> or invalidation of the standard.  Look at HDTV and Unicode.
> In this case, the Euro standards *are* superior, but that is not going
> to help the already commited switching systems in the US.  The issue
> is the wire protocol, and that's already set in concrete in the US.
> Using only adapters with the SGI chipset is one solution to the hardware
> compatability problem 9by moving it into software).
> The real answer is to disdain ISDN anyway: the reason for it is to
> allow metering charges by the Telco's, and that should be discouraged.
>-- End of excerpt from Terry Lambert

Disdain ? Sure. But Frame Relay 128K cost me $275 a month ;-(


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