An important feature for the wide acceptance of ATM proposed as a standard by the ATM Forum. It makes ATM resemble Ethernet or token-ring (but not FDDI) to the local network. It allows broadcast and multicast messages. Sitting at the MAC layer, it is protocol-independent.
A technique that specifies the interfaces and protocols needed for providing LAN-supported functionality and connectivity in an ATM Environment. LANE allows existing LAN protocols to interoperable with the ATM protocols, interfaces and devices.
Typically used in LANE over ATM.