2101828-A is referenced by 11 patents.

In a complex electronic system, such as a telephone exchange, inter- rack cabling is a substantial part of the system's cost. To reduce this cabling, inter rack communication, at least in respect of information, uses beams of free space electro-magnetic radiation. In the present case infra-red beams are preferred because they are not very susceptible to external interference, and also do not cause much interference with other equipment. In some cases care is taken that the beams are directional, while in other cases such as the distribution of clock pulses some measure of non- directionality may be useful.

Title
Exchange cabling
Application Number
GB19810021631 19810714
Publication Number
2101828 (A)
Application Date
July 14, 1981
Publication Date
January 19, 1983
Inventor
Smith Sydney Francis
GB
Sothcott Peter
GB
Assignee
Standard Telephones Cables
GB
IPC
H04B 09/00
H04B 10/00
H04B 10/00
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