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Local area network (LAN) emulation (LANE) is a technique used to run LAN application software on an Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) network to take advantage of increased ATM transmission bandwidth.
LANE also refers to a set of software applications or components that facilitate ATM functionality with legacy networks and applications, allowing legacy LAN applications to run on an ATM network.
Older LAN application and software versions could not provide high-speed data transmission and communication between different networks. To facilitate high-bandwidth transmission, a variety of methods were introduced, including LANE.
LANE features include: