What is a Destination Point?

A destination point is a specific location on a network where a particular service or application is located. Alternatively called a service point, a destination represents a particular location on a network where data packets are sent. For instance, when transferring data from a computer to a USB flash memory drive from a physical hard drive the destination would be the hard drive, and the physical drive is the desired destination when downloading information from the Internet. Another example is when you upload something from the Internet to your personal computer the site is your location and the computer is your destination.


The reason why this type of technology is used is that it allows for optimal resource allocation and communication between machines. In essence this system can be described as an Ethernet over copper system. Basically an Ethernet network consists of many physical layers. The physical layer refers to the physical components such as cables and switches that connect devices on the network. The logical layer refers to the applications and software on a host machine which allow for communication between the host and other machines on the network.

In the past Ethernet over Copper systems were very costly but recent advances in manufacturing techniques have made possible the construction of such networks at a much lower cost. The physical layer has also been reduced in size so that the physical design is more flexible. Furthermore, the physical layer can now be constructed using more flexible materials and it is expected that within a few years every major supermarket chain will have an Ethernet network installed. With so many things going digital rapidly it is important that we make use of new technology such as this one as it enables us to continue developing new applications and services which are based on fast broadband speeds. Faster broadband connections are required for many businesses today, in order to remain competitive in this very turbulent economic climate.