Local Area Networks
Techspiron Systems provides Local Area Network (LAN) services. The LAN is a group of computers and associated devices that communicate with a common line for communication with the server. Computers use the local network to share resources such as printers, modems, routers, etc. A local network consists of interconnected workstations and personal computers, each able to access and share data and peripherals such as printers, scanners and data storage devices, anywhere on the local network. LANs are characterized by high communication and data transfer rates and the lack of dedicated communications lines.
In general, a suite of application programs can be stored on the LAN server. Users who require frequent applications can download once and then run it from your local device. Users can order prints and other services as needed by the applications running on the LAN server. A user can share files with other users stored on the LAN server; The read and write access is managed by a network administrator. A LAN server can also be used as a Web server if backups are taken to protect internal applications and data from external access.
LAN benefits include the fact that a high-speed transmission system can be shared among multiple devices in support of large number of active terminals and a large number of active applications in the form of a multi-user, multi-tasking computer network. LAN-connected workstations realize the benefit of decentralized access to very substantial centralized processors, perhaps in the form of mainframe host computer and storage capabilities (information repositories). Additionally, current technology allows multiple LANs to be inter-networked through the use of LAN switches, routers and the like.
Most LANs connect personal computers and personal. Each node (individual computer) in a LAN has its own CPU which executes the program, but also may access data and devices anywhere on the LAN. This means that many users can share expensive devices, such as laser printers, as well as data. Users can also use the LAN to communicate with each other by sending e-mail or engaging in chat sessions. LANs are capable of transmitting data at speeds very fast, much faster than data can be transmitted over a telephone line; But the distances are limited and there is also a limit on the number of computers that can be connected to a single LAN.