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  Plain old telephone service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Plain old telephone service, or POTS, are the services available from analogue telephones prior to the introduction of electronic telephone exchanges into the public switched telephone network.
These services have been available almost since the introduction of the telephone system in the late 19th century.
The term was dropped as telephone services were removed from the control of national post offices.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Plain_old_telephone_service   (288 words)

 Plain old telephone service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
These had been termed PANS for pretty advanced network (or new) services by some in the industry, although that term has never really caught on.
The new services were made possible by the introduction of the support network for the ISDN as well as raised consumer expectations from services offered on mobile telephones.
One thing to note is that while modems capable of operating at up to 56 kbit/s are available to most users, most telephone companies do not guarantee service to that speed on POTS lines as these were not meant to be Data lines.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Plain_Old_Telephone_Service   (288 words)

 Telephony - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Contrast this with the operation of POTS (an acronym for "Plain Old Telephone Service").
The integration of telephone software and computer systems is a major development in the evolution of the automated office.
Primary telephone service providers are offering information services such as Automatic Number Identification and Dialed Number Identification Service on a scale wide enough for its implementation to bring real value to business or residential telephone usage.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Telephony   (255 words)

 Plain Old Java Object - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
POJO is an acronym for Plain Old Java Object, and is favoured by advocates of the idea that the simpler design, the better.
The name is used to emphasize that the object in question is not somehow special but an ordinary Java Object, in particular not an EJB (before EJB 3, that is).
So we gave them one, and it's caught on very nicely."[1] The term continues the pattern of older terms for technologies that do not use fancy new features, such as POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) in telephony, and PODS (Plain Old Data Structures) that are defined in C++ but use only C language features.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Plain_Old_Java_Object   (499 words)

 POTS - Plain Old Telephone Service, Plain Old Time Sharing
This is an acronym for Plain Old Telephone Service.
Plain Old Telephone Service is the basic service supplying standard single line telephones, telephone lines, and access to the public switched network.
This is an abbreviation for Plain Old Telephone Service and is used to connect computers to on-line services through a telephone modem.
www.auditmypc.com /acronym/POTS.asp   (364 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A switching device is controlled by the system processor to dynamically select one of the at least two heterogeneous telephone networks to provide service to a subscriber by causing a connection to be made to the selected telephone network.
In addition, services provided at the system processor 22 may be selected for a particular subscriber based on criteria stored in processor 22 and entered at interface 26.
It is therefore to be understood that changes may be made in the particular embodiments of the invention disclosed which are within the scope and spirit of the invention as outlined by the appended claims.
www.wipo.int /cgi-pct/guest/getbykey5?KEY=03/90434.031030&ELEMENT_SET=DECL   (3840 words)

 ipedia.com: Public Switched Telephone Network Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The public switched telephone network (PSTN) is the concatenation of the world's public circuit-switched telephone networks, in much the same way that the Internet is the concatenation of the world's public IP-based packet-switched networks.
Originally a network of fixed-line analog telephone systems, the PSTN is now almost entirely digital, and now includes mobile as well as fixed telephones.
Only the very oldest and most backward parts of the telephone network still use analog technology for anything other than the last mile loop to the end user, and in recent years digital services have been increasing rolled out to end users using services such as DSL and ISDN.
www.ipedia.com /public_switched_telephone_network_2.html   (627 words)

 Method using low spectrum selectively for providing both ADSL and POTS service - Patent 6404774
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line (ADSL) data service and Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) are provided over a subscriber loop by an ADSL transceiver and a control processor located in a local communication center, and a subscriber ADSL modem at the subscriber location.
In a second step, ADSL data service is excluded from at least the portion of the predetermined frequency spectrum and the number of tones are reduced while a POTS call is in progress.
In a third step, ADSL data service is expanded into the portion of the predetermined frequency spectrum and the number of tones are increased while a POTS call is not in progress.
www.freepatentsonline.com /6404774.html   (6427 words)

 Howstuffworks "How DSL Works"
If you have read How Telephones Work, then you know that a standard telephone installation in the United States consists of a pair of copper wires that the phone company installs in your home.
One of the ways that POTS makes the most of the telephone company's wires and equipment is by limiting the frequencies that the switches, telephones and other equipment will carry.
The use of such a small portion of the wire's total bandwidth is historical -- remember that the telephone system has been in place, using a pair of copper wires to each home, for about a century.
computer.howstuffworks.com /dsl1.htm   (328 words)

 Basic telephone concepts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Most telephone line connections, from homes and businesses, to the local telephone company's local central office are analog.
The connection from your business or home to the telephone company's local central office is known as the "last-mile" connection.
The switch, at the telephone company's central office, converts your telephone's analog signal to a digital signal.
www.redbooks.ibm.com /pubs/html/as400/v4r5/ic2924/info/RZAIMBASICTELEPHONECONCEPTS.HTM   (258 words)

 NPS - RFP for Telecommunications Services
FRS is a connection oriented packet switched data service that allows for the transfer of variable length frames (packets of data) across a wide geographical area.
The service shall consist of outgoing traffic originated by the Naugatuck Public Schools from its facilities, delivered to the Vendor’s network via switched and dedicated facilities, and terminated to various locations; domestically and internationally incoming traffic originated domestically and terminated at the Naugatuck Public Schools facilities.
If service should be affected by a major emergency, the Vendor will do their best to respond as quickly as possible, based upon workload and the availability of technical personnel.
www.naugy.net /BOE/bids/form470/telcomm.html   (3301 words)

 POTS definition - isp.webopedia.com - The Glossary for Internet Service Providers
Short for plain old telephone service, which refers to the standard telephone service that most homes use.
In contrast, telephone services based on high-speed, digital communications lines, such as ISDN and FDDI, are not POTS.
The main distinctions between POTS and non-POTS services are speed and bandwidth.
isp.webopedia.com /TERM/P/POTS.html   (152 words)

 Computing Canada: Plain old telephone service is key to video's future. (video conferencing) (Technology Information)@ ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Computing Canada: Plain old telephone service is key to video's future.
Plain old telephone service is key to video's future.
Regular telephone services are expected to be the main backbone of the videoconferencing networks for years to come, but ATM and cable television technologies are likely to become more dominant in the long run.
highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?docid=1G1:17804939&refid=ink_tptd_mag   (211 words)

 America's Network: POTS becomes old school - business - plain-old-telephone-service
Analysts predict an environment where users have greater control of communication services, due largely to the dozens of new features embedded in IP systems.
SBC's recently announced hosted IP service includes a "find me, follow me" feature, which permits enterprise workers to forward calls to designated numbers, such as a mobile number or satellite office.
Mobile telephony is becoming the de-facto communication service standard for the younger generation.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0DUJ/is_1_109/ai_112563043   (765 words)

 More DSL Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Because the service uses existing phone lines, it is more affordable to install than other services that require installation of additional cable.
The service is continually and automatically monitored to maintain service quality and avoid service interruption.
Configuration and set up of ISDN service is complex and, along with the expense, has discouraged the growth of this service.
www.datarecall.net /dsl_info.html   (1087 words)

WARNING: Do not plug the telephone cord into the connector labeled "PHONE" on the back of the adapter card if you are using a POTS splitter to run a dedicated line to the Cisco 605D adapter card.
WARNING: Do not plug the telephone cord into the PHONE connector on the back of the adapter card if you are using a POTS splitter to run a dedicated line to the Cisco 605D adapter card.
When you use the EZ-DSL splitterless configuration, your telephone equipment is not connected to a POTS splitter.
support.ap.dell.com /support/edocs/comm/6951e/Cabling.htm   (365 words)

 Intruder Consulting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
With the SPA, individuals and companies are able to protect and extend their past investments in telephones, conference speakerphones and fax machines as well as control their migration to IP with an extremely affordable, incremental investment.
SPA-3000 users will be able to leverage their broadband phone service connections more than ever by automatically routing local calls from cell phones and land lines to a VoIP service provider and vice versa.
A typical user calling from a land line or mobile phone will be able to reduce and even eliminate international and long distance telephone charges by first calling their SPA-3000 via a local phone number or by using a telephone connected directly to the unit.
www.intruder.com.mx /voip-sipura.php   (1012 words)

 PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network): Teledatacom Glossary
PSTN (public switched telephone network) is the world's collection of interconnected voice-oriented public telephone networks, both commercial and government-owned.
Today, it is almost entirely digital in technology except for the final link from the central (local) telephone office to the user.
Because Internet service providers ISPs pay the long-distance providers for access to their infrastructure and share the circuits among many users through packet-switching, Internet users avoid having to pay usage tolls to anyone other than their ISPs.
www.artesyncp.com /resources/glossary/pstn.html   (151 words)

 Internet Protocol: the future route for telephony - 11/19/1998 - EDN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
One cure for latency is to use a network that allows complete control of routing: Corporations use private intranets or Internet Telephony Service Providers (ITSPs), companies that use the IP networks to provide low-cost telephone services, usually relying on their own backbones.
Using IP telephony saves money because it is more efficient than ordinary plain old telephone service (POTS) and because it avoids most of the tariffs and tolls telephone companies are subject to, especially in the monopolistic international telephone-service market.
Because IP telephony avoids the telephone company or relies on local connections, the telephone company's echo cancellation is usually unavailable.
www.edn.com /article/CA81869.html   (4478 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
POTS stands for Plain Old Telephone Service is the known name through out the world.
It is used to complete the local loop from the building entrance to the telephone wall jacks in the rooms.
The inability and slower speed capacity of Plain Old Telephone Service analog modem is inefficiently to dominate multimedia, video conferencing, so on.
mason.gmu.edu /~wtu/Introduction.html   (445 words)

 Penn Telecom/Voice & Data Services/Broadband Services/ISDN (BRI & PRI)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A PRI will give you access to both voice and data services (such as DOD, DID, inbound calls, outbound calls, 800 service, and circuit switched data) on a single circuit.
Dedicated B Channel Configuration- Services such as DOD, DID, inbound calls, outbound calls, and 800 service can be directly assigned to specific B channels, similar to Digital Hand-off Service.
Call-by-Call Service Selection- As an option to the dedicated B channel arrangement, B channels may be configured to access multiple services on a per-call basis.
www.penntele.com /services.isdn.html   (530 words)

 Dial-Up Technologies
Sounds carried over this service are sampled at a rate of 8000 times per second (using 8 bits per sample) in their conversion to digital signals so that sound can be carried on a 64 kbps channel at acceptable levels.
The individual 64 K channels of the telephone network are commonly referred to as digital service 0 (DS0).
This feature allows Internet service providers, for example, to allocate a single ISDN rotary number to several ISDN PRIs and not have to worry about whether a user's second link is on the same router.
www.cisco.com /univercd/cc/td/doc/cisintwk/ito_doc/dialup.htm   (5091 words)

 Speedlink FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This means plain old telephone service (or POTS) and DSL data service should be able to operate concurrently.
The DSL modem is designed so that your normal telephone service will operate even if the modem is unplugged or otherwise disabled.
DSL service with a higher number of simultaneous connections is also available.
home.shentel.net /DSL/speedlink_faq.cfm   (890 words)

 GIGO: words unreadable aloud
Etymology: at The Phone Company (back when it was "The"), they made a distinction between the way phones used to work (copper wires; basic calling services) versus the newer services (like Call Waiting, or Three-Way Conference calls) and the newer wireless transport technologies.
The former were called "Plain Old Telephone Service", or POTS.
Now, fast forward to the C++ standards meetings, where the need arose to distinguish between data structures of the sort that could possibly be compatible with C, versus the newer C++ data structures that required all sorts of hidden language extras.
radio.weblogs.com /0100945/categories/cs/2003/12/03.html   (199 words)

 Voice over Internet Protocol   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Through circuit switching technology, a dedicated channel (circuit) is established to transfer voice and information data for the duration of a transmission.
The PSTN is divided into individual local switch areas, which combined together make up a Local Access and Transport Area (LATA).
In addition to a charge for access, FCC regulations also require payments into the Universal Service Fund, a cost which is transferred to the end user.
www.unc.edu /courses/2004spring/law/357c/001/projects/jennwill/VOIP/pots.html   (349 words)

 Security Pipeline | Wayne Rash: VoIP 911 Problems Could Kill You   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When four hurricanes in a row smashed into Florida last fall, cell phone service went away almost immediately as towers fell, others were left without power and what few cells remained operational were being used by emergency services.
Before you rip out your POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) phone line entirely and decide to rely on your VoIP and cell phone service exclusively, make sure you'll be able to dial 911 if you get into trouble.
Cell services don't have this problem unless the power outage is widespread and long lasting.
www.securitypipeline.com /showArticle.jhtml?articleID=159908440   (736 words)

 Telco Exchange / Service Selection / Picking Phone Service for the Office / Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
When you order a POTS line, you get basic telephone service (i.e., the ability to call somebody and the ability to be called), and in some cases, POTS lines can be ordered in conjunction with advanced features such as voicemail, Call Forwarding, Call Blocking, and caller ID.
For instance, many advanced services like intercom calling (i.e., the ability to call another person in your office using 2, 3 or 4 digits instead of 7 digits), 3-way conferencing/transfer, and music-on-hold are typically unavailable with POTS service.
From a pricing standpoint, POTS service is a relatively inexpensive service costing as little as $11.00 per month in certain parts of the country.
www.telcoexchange.com /service_selection/phone/pots.shtml   (320 words)

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