The Local Area Network in an Engineering Office

by Robert C. Stackowiak, US Corps of Engineers, St. Paul, MN, USA,
Deborah A. Foley, US Corps of Engineers, St. Paul, MN, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering


During the past several years, the St. Paul District, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, has purchased a variety of computer equipment. In late 1985, the District solved the problem of communication between dissimilar computer equipment with the purchase of a local area network. This paper describes the concept of a local area network, its installation and acceptance in the District, and its use for engineering applications.

Subject Headings: Equipment and machinery | Computer networks | Information systems | Water resources | Federal government | Communication systems | Electronic equipment | Security

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