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Main distribution frame

In telecommunication, a main distribution frame (MDF) is a distribution frame[?] on one part of which the external trunk cables entering a facility terminate, and on another part of which the internal user subscriber lines and trunk cabling to any intermediate distribution frames terminate.

Note 1: The MDF is used to cross-connect any outside line with any desired terminal of the multiple cabling or any other outside line.

Note 2: The MDF usually holds central office protective devices and functions as a test point[?] between a line and the office.

Note 3: The MDF in a private exchange[?] performs functions similar to those performed by the MDF in a central office. Synonym (in telephony) main frame[?].

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C and from MIL-STD-188



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