NASA Spinoff Database: Communications Network

NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 1990
Reference Number: JSC-SO-112
Category: Industrial Productivity/Manufacturing Technology
Origin: Space Station Freedom

The Multi-Compatible Network Interface Unit (MCNIU) is intended to connect the space station's communications and tracking, guidance and navigation, life support, electric power, payload data, hand controls, display consoles and other systems, and also communicate with diverse processors. Honeywell is now marketing MCNIU commercially. It has applicability in certain military operations or civil control centers. It has nongovernment utility among large companies, universities and research organizations that transfer large amounts of data among workstations and computers. *This product is no longer commercially available.

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Page Number in Published book: 121
Manufacturer: Honeywell, Inc. Space systems Division

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