Simplex communication

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Simplex communication is a communication channel that sends information in one direction only.wikipedia
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Duplex (telecommunications)

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A duplex communication channel requires two simplex channels operating in opposite directions. The old Western Union company used the term simplex when describing the half-duplex and simplex capacity of their new transatlantic telegraph cable completed between Newfoundland and the Azores in 1928.
Systems that do not need the duplex capability may instead use simplex communication, in which one device transmits and the others can only "listen".

Communication channel

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Simplex communication is a communication channel that sends information in one direction only.

International Telecommunication Union

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The International Telecommunication Union definition is a communications channel that operates in one direction at a time, but that may be reversible; this is termed half duplex in other contexts.

Broadcasting

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For example, in TV and radio broadcasting, information flows only from the transmitter site to multiple receivers.

Walkie-talkie

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A pair of walkie-talkie two-way radios provide a simplex circuit in the ITU sense; only one party at a time can talk, while the other listens until it can hear an opportunity to transmit.

Two-way radio

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A pair of walkie-talkie two-way radios provide a simplex circuit in the ITU sense; only one party at a time can talk, while the other listens until it can hear an opportunity to transmit.

Western Union

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The old Western Union company used the term simplex when describing the half-duplex and simplex capacity of their new transatlantic telegraph cable completed between Newfoundland and the Azores in 1928.

Transatlantic telegraph cable

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The old Western Union company used the term simplex when describing the half-duplex and simplex capacity of their new transatlantic telegraph cable completed between Newfoundland and the Azores in 1928.

Newfoundland (island)

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The old Western Union company used the term simplex when describing the half-duplex and simplex capacity of their new transatlantic telegraph cable completed between Newfoundland and the Azores in 1928.

Azores

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The old Western Union company used the term simplex when describing the half-duplex and simplex capacity of their new transatlantic telegraph cable completed between Newfoundland and the Azores in 1928.

National Fire Protection Association

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The same definition for a simplex radio channel was used by the National Fire Protection Association in 2002.

Radio network

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There are two types of radio network currently in use around the world: the one-to-many (simplex communication) broadcast network commonly used for public information and mass-media entertainment, and the two-way radio (duplex communication) type used more commonly for public safety and public services such as police, fire, taxicabs, and delivery services.

SITOR

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SITOR (SImplex Teletype Over Radio) is a system for transmitting text messages.

Anonymous pipe

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In computer science, an anonymous pipe is a simplex FIFO communication channel that may be used for one-way interprocess communication (IPC).

List of interface bit rates

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The figures below are simplex data rates, which may conflict with the duplex rates vendors sometimes use in promotional materials.

Cable modem

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This architecture takes advantage of the well developed unidirectional CATV components.

History of the Internet

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This software was monolithic in design using two simplex communication channels for each user session.

Microarchitecture

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Typically, the diagram connects those elements with arrows, thick lines and thin lines to distinguish between three-state buses (which require a three-state buffer for each device that drives the bus), unidirectional buses (always driven by a single source, such as the way the address bus on simpler computers is always driven by the memory address register), and individual control lines.

Broadcast encryption

The typical setting considered is that of a unidirectional broadcaster and stateless users (i.e., users do not keep bookmarking of previous messages by the broadcaster), which is especially challenging.

Serial Peripheral Interface

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The SSI protocol employs differential signaling and provides only a single simplex communication channel.

Error detection and correction

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Since the receiver does not have to ask the sender for retransmission of the data, a backchannel is not required in forward error correction, and it is therefore suitable for simplex communication such as broadcasting.

Synchronous Serial Interface

SSI
It is different from the Serial Peripheral Interface Bus (SPI): A SSI is differential, simplex, non-multiplexed, and relies on a time-out to frame the data.

Storm spotting

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Prior to the 1960s, the vast majority of amateur radio communication relied on AM-modulated signals and the use of simplex.