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In the field of telecommunications, a telephone exchange US: telephone switch is a piece of equipment that connects phone calls. It is what makes your phone calls "work" in the sense of making connections and relaying the speech information. The term exchange can also be used to refer to an area served by a particular switch. And more narrowly, it can refer to the first three digits of the local. In the past, the first two or three digits would map to a mnemonic exchange name, e.

In December ofNew York City became the first locality in the United States to adopt the two-letter, five- format; it remained alone in this respect until after World War II, when other municipalities across the country began to follow suit in some areas, most notably much of California, telephone s in the s and early s consisted of only six digits, two letters which began the exchange name followed by four s, as in DUnkirk Prior to the mids, the immediately following the name could never be a "0" or Exchange phone numbers indeed, "0" was never pressed into service at all, except in the immediate Los Angeles area the "BEnsonhurst Exchange phone numbers exchange mentioned in an episode of the popular TV sitcom The Honeymooners was fictitious.

Inthe Bell System attempted to standardize the process of naming exchanges by issuing a "recommended list" of names to be used for the various combinations. InNew York Telephone introduced "selected-letter" exchanges, in which the two letters did not mark the start of any particular name example: FLand by all newly-connected phone s nationwide consisted of numerals only Wichita Falls, Texas had been the first locality in Exchange phone numbers United States to implement the latter, having done so in ; meanwhile, pre-existing s continued to be displayed the old way in many places well into the s.

The United Kingdom never adopted the two-letter, five- format, remaining with the three-letter, four- format until converting to all-numeric phone s in In the United States, the word exchange can also have the technical meaning of a local access and transport area under the Modification of Final Judgment MFJ. A telephone operator manually onnected calls with patch cables at a telephone switchboard. Computers make most connections now. The first telephone exchange opened in New Haven, Connecticut in Later exchanges consisted of one to several hundred plug boards manned by operators.

A calling party known as the 'subscriber'would lift the receiver, a light near the plug would light, and the operator would switch into the circuit to ask " please? Depending upon the answer, the operator might plug the plug into a local jack and start the ringing cycle, or plug into a hand-off circuit to start what might be a long distance call handled by subsequent operators in another bank of boards or in another building miles away. On March 10,Almon Strowger, an undertaker in Topeka, Kansas, patented the Strowger switch, a device which led to the automation of the telephone circuit switching.

While there were many extensions and adaptations of this initial patent, the one best known consists of 10 layers or banks of 10 contacts arranged in a semi-circle. When used with a dial telephone, each pair of s caused the shaft of the central contact "hand" to first step up a layer per digit and then swing in a contact row per digit. These step switches were arranged in banks, beginning with a "line-finder" which detected that one of up to a hundred subscriber lines had the receiver lifted "off hook". The line finder hooked the subscriber to a "dial tone" bank to show that it was ready.

The subscriber's dial pulsed at 10 pulses per second depending on standards in particular countries. Exchanges based on the Strowger switch were challenged by crossbar technology. These phone exchanges promised faster switching and would accept pulses faster than the Strowger's typical 10 pps — typically about 20 pps. The advent of DTMF tone-alling solid-state switches cut off the crossbar's takeover before it could really get going. This technology was used as late as the early s. Because the switches were hard-wired together and fairly hard to re-wire re-gradetelephone exchange buildings in many larger cities were Exchange phone numbers to circuits that began with the first two or three s of the in North America standard 7 digit phone s.

In a holdover from the days of plug-board exchanges, the exchanges were typically named with a name whose first two letters translated to the digits of the exchange's prefix on a common telephone dial. Certain combinations were not amenable to this naming process, such as "57," "95" and "97;" it was in part due to this factor that the name system was eventually abandoned, as more s were needed to prevent a given area code from running out of available s.

Because the pulses in a Strowger switch exchange took time, having a phone with lots of 8s or 9s or 0s meant it took longer to dial. The phone companies typically ased such "high" s to pay phones because they were rarely dialed to. To test the basic functioning of all of the switches in a chain, a special "test" was reserved that consisted of all 5s — — half-way up and in on each bank.

The "" exchange was never ased any real s, which is why today's TV and movie shows use xxxx s for their phone s ly, such productions often used s that ended in certain four- combinations that were typically set aside for similar uses — "" on the West Coast and "" in many other places; examples include the TV series Perry Mason and the film Sorry, Wrong. However, today only s beginning with —01 are reserved for fiction and other s can be allocated to "information providers". A side effect of the fictional- pool being reduced to s is that the same ones now often recur in different movies or TV shows.

The "" and "" exchanges have also been reserved for similar purposes in most localities, and as a result very few individuals or businesses have telephone s beginning with those sets of digits either although this fact is not as well known, so such s have not been used in a fictional context. All switches built since the s are digital, so for practical purposes this is a distinction without a difference.

This article describes digital switches, including algorithms and equipment.

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These came into existence in the early s. They were deed to replace the need for human telephone operators. Before the exchanges became automated, operators had to complete the connections required for a telephone call. Almost everywhere, operators have been replaced by computerized exchanges. The local exchange automatically senses an off hook tip telephone condition, provides dial tone to that phone, receives the pulses or DTMF tones generated by the phone, and then completes a connection to the called phone within the same exchange or to another distant exchange.

The exchange then maintains the connection until a party hangs up, and the connection is disconnected. Additional features, such as billing equipment, may also be incorporated into the exchange. Early exchanges used motors, shaft drives, rotating switches and relays. A telephone switch is the brains of an exchange. Exchange phone numbers is a device for routing calls from one telephone to another, generally as part of the public switched telephone network.

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They work by connecting two or more digital virtual circuits together, according to a dialed telephone. Calls are setup between switches using the ISUP protocol, or one of its variants. Digital switches encode the speech going on, in extremely minute time slices — many per second. At each time slice, a digital representation of the tone is made. The digits are then sent to the receiving end of the line, where the reverse process occurs, to produce the sound for the receiving phone. In other words, when you use a telephone, you are Exchange phone numbers having your voice "encoded" and then reconstructed for the person on the other end.

Your voice is very slightly delayed in the process probably by only a small fraction of one second — it is not "live", it is reconstructed — delayed only minutely. Individual local loop telephone lines are connected to a remote concentrator. In many cases, the concentrator is co-located in the same building as the switch. The interface between concentrators and telephone switches has been standardised by ETSI as the V5 protocol. Some telephone switches do not have concentrators directly connected to them, but rather are used to connect calls Exchange phone numbers other telephone switches.

Usually a complex machine or series of them in a central exchange building, these are referred to as "carrier-level" switches or tandems. Some telephone exchange buildings in small towns now house only remote switches, and are homed "parent" switch, usually several kilometres away. The remote switch is dependent on the parent switch for routing and plan information.

Unlike a digital loop carrier, a remote switch can route calls between local phones itself, without using trunks to the parent switch. Telephone switches are usually owned and operated by a telephone service provider or "carrier" and located in their premises, but sometimes individual businesses or private commercial buildings will house their own switch, called a PBX, or Private Branch Exchange. Telephone switches are a small part of a large network.

The majority of work and expense of the phone system is the wiring outside the central office, or the "Outside Plant". Some companies use "pair gain" devices to provide telephone service to subscribers. These devices are used to provide service where existing copper facilities have been exhausted or by siting in a neighborhood, can reduce the length of copper pairs, enabling digital services such as ISDN or DSL. Pair gain or digital loop carriers DLCs are located outside the central office, usually in a large neighborhood distant from the CO.

This digital al can then be transported over copper, fiber, or other transport medium to the central office. Other components include ringing generators to provide ringing current and battery backups. Both terminals interface with analog als, convert to digital als, and transport to the other side where the reverse is performed.

Sometimes, the transport is handled by separate equipment. Instead, the RT is connected digitally to equipment in the telephone switch. This reduces the total amount of equipment required. While traditionally, telephone switches connected physical circuits e. In other words, each voice channel is represented by a time slot say 1 or 2 on a physical wire pair A or B.

In order to connect two voice channels say A1 and B2 together, the telephone switch interchanges the information between A1 and B2. It switches both the time slot and physical connection. To do this, it exchanges data between the time slots and connections times per second, under control of digital logic that cycles through electronic lists of the current connections. Using both types of switching makes a modern switch far smaller than either a space or time switch could be by itself. The structure of a switch is an odd of layers of smaller, simpler subswitches, interconnected by a web of wires that goes from each subswitch, to a set of the next layer of subswitches.

In most des, a physical space switching layer will alternate with a time switching layer. The layers are symmetric, because every call is symmetric there's a connection in both directions. A space-division subswitch uses digital multiplexers controlled by a cyclic memory. This takes physical space for the wiring. A time-division subswitch re a complete cycle of time slots into a memory, and then writes it out in a different order, also under control of a cyclic computer memory. This causes some delay in the al.

The scarce resources in a telephone switch are the connections between layers of subswitches. The Exchange phone numbers logic has to allocate these connections. The connections consist of both time slots and wires. The first thing to try is to search for a subswitch that contains the needed in and out connections. There are two de paths to go if this simple search fails. One way is to have enough switching fabric to assure that the pairwise allocation will always succeed by building a fully-connected mesh Exchange phone numbers. This is the method usually used in central office switches, which have low utilization of their resources.

Another way is to have a minimal switching fabric that still can theoretically make all the connections, and reorganize the switch's connections when a new connection won't fit. If a subswitch with the needed pair of connections can't be found, a pair of subswitches will still have the necessary in and out, because there has to be at least the same of connections between each layer of the switch, or else the switch will not be able to complete a full set of connections.

The pair of subswitches' connections can be reorganized with a clever algorithm called a topological sort, so that all the existing connections continue, though they might migrate between the two different subswitches. This is the method usually used in long distance switches, which have high utilization of their switching fabric. A topological sort picks two subswitches.

One has a needed input connection. The other has a needed output connection.

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The connections of both subswitches are placed in a list that also includes the desired new connection. In the list, the basic trick is to trace connections. Starting from some input or output, the computer traces a connection to an output, then traces the other connection at that output to an input, and so forth, until it comes to an end.

Each time it traces from input to output, the connection is placed in one subswitch, and removed from the list. When it traces from output to input, the connection is placed Exchange phone numbers the other subswitch and removed from the list. To complete correctly, tracing must begin with single connection inputs and outputs, and only then trace double-ended inputs and outputs, which might form loops. Composite switches are inherently fault-tolerant. If a subswitch fails, the controlling computer can sense it during a periodic test. The computer marks all the connections to the subswitch as "in use".

This prevents new calls, and does not interrupt old calls that remain working. As calls are ended, the subswitch then becomes unused. Some time later, a technician can replace the circuit board. The next test succeeds, the connections to the repaired subswitch are marked "not in use", and the switch Exchange phone numbers to full operation. To prevent frustration with unsensed failures, all the connections between layers in the switch are allocated using first-in-first-out lists. That way, when a disgusted customer hangs up and redials, they will get a different set of connections and subswitches.

A last-in-first-out allocation of connections might cause a continuing string of very frustrating failures. In telecommunication, a central office C. Note: In the DOD, "common carrier" is called "commercial carrier. Deprecated synonym switch. It may not have been reviewed by professional editors see full disclaimer. Perfect line sharing device for your small or home business. Automatically routes calls to the right device every time!

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