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English translation: capable of operating in reverse-channel mode

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German term or phrase:rückkanalfähig
English translation:capable of operating in reverse-channel mode
Entered by: Vesna Zivcic
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13:43 May 31, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: rückkanalfähig
in terms of cable network access, as in: "ca. 1,8 Mil. rückkanalfähige Anschlüsse." I have been using "reverse channel-capable" but have also seen "return channel-capable." Which is correct and/or what is the difference?
Gregory Mehrten
United States
Local time: 16:00
capable of operating in reverse-channel mode
Explanation:
Just to remind you of the answer you selected for a very similar expression months ago.

:-)
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Vesna Zivcic
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Summary of answers provided
nacapable of operating in reverse-channel mode
Vesna Zivcic
nareturn/reverse-channel capable (your choice)Ken Cox
nawith a return channel possibility
Yves Georges


  

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54 mins
with a return channel possibility


Explanation:
I think you are right...

Normally all modern communication networks are bidirectional. The only one I can imagine having this possibility as an option or needing to be mentioned is cable TV. In that case it is probably about the (recent) possibility to return information to the cable company in order to establish statistical data on TV watchers (What they look at, how long, when etc.). This information is then used to fix advertisement prices and also in some cases to charge only for what people look at.
Until recently this return path was a modem and regular reporting through it. The main drawback is that it does not provide instant info.

I would prefer "return channel" or "return path" because "reverse channel" would make people think taht both directions have the same throughput caopabilities (which is not the case in my hypothesis.

Good luck


    my modest experience in that domain
Yves Georges
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1 hr
return/reverse-channel capable (your choice)


Explanation:
The two options (return and reverse) seem to be used more or less interchangeably, sometimes both in the same document or even in the same sentence (see the third ref). There may be a preference in a particular application for one or the other, and I personally would perfer 'reverse-channel' if your context is cable-TV systems being adapted for bi-directional communications (since historically such systems were unidirectional, and the second channel goes in the opposite, or reverse direction -- also, it does not logically return anything, but just allows data communications in the opposite direction).

refs: http://www.electric-words.com/dict/d/downlink.html

http://www.coresma.com/press/paper-i1.html

www.adec.edu/nsf/testreport.pdf

Ken Cox
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capable of operating in reverse-channel mode


Explanation:
Just to remind you of the answer you selected for a very similar expression months ago.

:-)


    Reference: http://www.proz.com/v3/index.php3?sp=h&sid=&id=34756&keyword...
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