aggregator

Like its synonym concentrator, an aggregator is any device that serves multiple other devices or users either with its own capabilities or by forwarding transmissions in a more concentrated and economical way.

Like its synonym concentrator, an aggregator is any device that serves multiple other devices or users either with its own capabilities or by forwarding transmissions in a more concentrated and economical way. A remote access hub is sometimes referred to as an aggregator. A typical aggregator or remote access hub is a device that handles incoming dial-up calls for an Internet (or other network) POP and performs other services. An aggregator may be able to handle up to 100 dial-up modem calls, support a certain number of Integrated Services Digital Network connections, and support leased line and frame relay traffic while also functioning as a router.

This was first published in April 2005

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