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Consumer Electronics by S. P. Bali

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SITA NETWORK

Figure Appx A/1 shows the worldwide SITA data network Societé International de Télécommunications Aéronautiques (SITA) operates the world’s largest airline telecommunication network. The network performs a variety of functions from seat reservation to cargo handling, crew and plane scheduling, maintenace, etc. Some 286 independent airlines use the SITA network. The network covers 1027 cities in 161 countries. There are some 28,000 terminals connected to the network, ranging from screen-based reservation systems to simple teleprinters and telex machines. Some 15,900 airline and travel agencies are connected to the network. The main message switching and data processing centres are interlinked by a packet switched network operating ...

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