Artifact Details

Title

MacRing token ring adaptor

Catalog Number

X1528.98

Type

Physical object

Date

1992

Manufacturer

Asante Technologies, Inc.

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number MacRing NB 16/4 Printed on back of board
Part number 09-000410-51 Printed on sticker on back of board
Serial number 316A0130 Bar code sticker on back of board

Dimensions

overall: 3/4 in x 12 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in

Description

This particular board allows Apple computers to be part of a token ring network. The token ring network architecture is an alternative to networks based on TCP/IP. Token ring systems pass around a specialized series of bytes (tokens) in a round-robin fashion to all machines within a network. This ensures that all machines on this network will have at least some guaranteed portion of network bandwidth, a property of great importance in real-time control applications (manufacturing, for example). The token ring architecture was invented by IBM and is still in broad use today. NuBus card. Worked when removed from equipment.

Category

interconnect : network : component / hub

Credit

Gift of Alex Bochannek

Lot Number

X1528.98