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The Origin Of The T:LAN Name

What does it mean? Where did the colon come from?
 
As we get asked about this from time to time, I thought this is a good opportunity to share a little bit of insight today.
 
Optima’s motto has always been Integrated Networking. From the start we combined WAN (Wide Area Network) and LAN (Local Area Network) connections.
 
Back in the late ’90, there was a great demand for running LAN traffic over T1 links. Thus the T:LAN was born.
 
It featured two DS1 (also commonly known as T1) links. And it forwards the remote site LAN traffic using a number of different WAN topologies.
 
The colon acts as a (more or less tongue-in-cheek) representation of the two WAN connections. It symbolizes the inter-linking of the T1 and the LAN sides.
Ralf Doewich

Optima Tele.com, Inc.

HELPdesk, Tech Tips

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