release time

Release time (telecommunication)

In telecommunication, the term release time has the following meanings:

1. The time interval between (a) the instant that an enabling signal (as in a VOGAD or echo suppressor) is discontinued, and (b) the instant at which suppression ceases.

2. The time interval between (a) the instant a relay coil is de-energized, and (b) the instant that contact closure ceases (or, depending on the nature of the relay, is established).

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

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