CTR's new report assesses the role of Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) in the modern networking arena. The report investigates the use of ISDN in a number of networking situations requiring higher speeds than analog modem connectivity. The ISDN protocol architecture is explained to provide a better understanding of ISDN product offerings.
The report covers the different types of ISDN network products available, from simple PC interface boards to ISDN-capable routers. Other types of equipment, such as ISDN testing devices, are also examined. The report reviews real-world implementations of ISDN and provides an implementation checklist. Finally, the relationship of ISDN with TCP/IP and the Internet is explored in detail.