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The Telecom Digest for June 17, 2012
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Date: 16 Jun 2012 13:25:20 -0400 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Scott Dorsey) To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: MOH box ID Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> ABLE1 <email@example.com> wrote: > >Presently it is working just fine but the current message needs to >be changed to something new. Customer has no documentation and the >original installer is non existent. I think that a CD with a >Message File, .MP3 or .wav or something is loaded and the message >then is transferred to Memory where it plays in an endless loop. Most of these just take DA volumes, ordinary music CDs. try one. --scott -- "C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2012 15:50:58 +0000 (UTC) From: David Lesher <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Ring voltage measurment question Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Neal McLain <email@example.com> writes: >>  Is there a name for that cabinet? The central office is ca. 13 >> miles away, the cabinet only 4 as the wire runs. >Probably Digital loop carrier. > >http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_loop_carrier > The clue is: does it get power? Any DLC will need power, and backup battery within. If no electric meter, it's a 'cross-connect cabinet' or 'xconn' or 'XC'. Local usage varies; the term IDF for 'intermediate distribution facility' may be used in other places. But at 68 kilofeet, I'd think DLC. -- A host is a host from coast to coast.................firstname.lastname@example.org & no one will talk to a host that's close........[v].(301) 56-LINUX Unless the host (that isn't close).........................pob 1433 is busy, hung or dead....................................20915-1433
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012 18:24:58 -0700 (PDT) From: HAncock4 <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: Star 69 is a joke? Message-ID: <email@example.com> On Jun 10, 9:21 pm, Justin Goldberg <justgol...@gmail.com> wrote: > Is star 69 a joke in the USA? Did they have to choose the one number > between 1 and a hundred with a prurient meaning? I don't think SEPTA and its predecessors were joking when they built the 69th Street transit terminal Terminal, or when developers built the adjacent 69th Street shopping district. weak obtelecom: I've heard the exchange serving the terminal area, FLanders 2 in Upper Darby, was relatively late getting converted to dial, circa 1961. Is there any way to research when an exchange was converted to dial? Thanks. (This was a busy commercial and residential area and as such I'd be surprised they'd let it stay manual for so long.)
Date: 16 Jun 2012 02:39:02 -0300 From: Mike Spencer <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: Re: Ring voltage measurment question Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (Robert Bonomi) writes: > In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, > Mike Spencer <email@example.com> wrote: > > > > Is there a name for that cabinet? The central office is ca. 13 > > miles away, the cabinet only 4 as the wire runs. > > Frequently referred to, generally, as a 'vault', especially if underground. > Above-ground units may be called a 'pedestal' (if small) or a 'hut' (if big > enough to walk into). > > Beyond that, "it depends". <grin> [further details snipped] Medium sized, two-door cabinet, not walk-in. and Neal McLain <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > Probably Digital loop carrier. > > > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_loop_carrier > > > Does the box you mention look like the photo in Wikipedia? Yes, but also like the one at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remote_concentrator Rural area, guessing a few hundred scattered dwellings, no industry or commerce nearby. A friend who lives close -- 1/2 mi. -- to a similar cabinet (but far from the CO) can have ADSL because of that proximity. That may identify what lives in the cabinet. Would the telco device that actually generated my ring voltage be located in that DLC/RLC/box? I know, I know, "it depends". :-) I'll have to go take a closer look at it. If there's a nice little tag that identifies it, it isn't readable when passing at the usual 100' at highway speed. Tnx, -- Mike Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada
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