Bisync Specifications Supported

Contents

NPI STREAMS Driver
CDI STREAMS Driver
Protocol Standards
Bisync Features
3270 Hardware Compatibility
Emulations
2780/3780 Hardware Compatibility
Administrative Tools
Physical Interfaces
Board Types

Gcom provides protocol solutions to connect legacy systems to TCP/IP networks. Protocols: SNA, X.25, Bisync, Frame Relay, LAPB, LAPD, HDLC, SDLC, and more. Operating systems: Windows, Linux, Unix, Solaris, Solaris Intel, QNX, and more. Hosts: Any TCP/IP/Ethernet-capable host (IBM, Unisys, Tandem, HP mainframes...), PCs, Intel PCs, SPARC or Sun workstations, and more. End-user devices: ATMs, POS, radar terminals, and more.
Streams Model

NPI STREAMS Driver for Bisync Level

  • Implements AT&T NPI Ver. 1.3
  • STREAMS multiplexor driver
  • Compatible with UNIX 5.3 and 5.4, Solaris, QNX, and Linux
  • Network management support
  • Uses CDI to interface to driver level below

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CDI STREAMS Driver for Physical Line Driver

  • STREAMS device driver
  • Compatible with SCO, UnixWare, Solaris, QNX, and Linux
  • Network management support
  • Drivers for a variety of different synchronous boards

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Protocol Standards

  • IBM 3270 Information Display System Component Description, document GA27-2749-5
  • Component Information for the IBM 3780 Data Communication Terminal, document GA27-3063-3
  • Zengin System

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Bisync Features

  • EBCDIC/ASCII Line control
  • EBCDIC Transparent mode
  • Error recovery
  • Multidrop lines (3270)
  • Configurable buffer size
  • Configurable timeout
  • Generation of synchronous clocks (hardware-dependent)
  • Configurable baud rate
  • Interrupt trace buffer
  • Dynamic configuration (new stations added without disrupting operations)
  • Supports multiple CUs each with multiple devices (3270)
  • Zengin compatibility option (3280)

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3270 Hardware Compatibility

  • IBM 3284 printer
  • IBM 3286 printer model 1 or 2
  • IBM 3288 printer model 2
  • IBM display station model 1 or 2
  • IBM 3274 and 3174 control units
  • IBM 3278 display station model 2

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Emulations

  • 3270 terminal emulation

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2780/3780 Hardware Compatibility

  • Remote job entry station
  • IBM 2770
  • IBM 2780
  • IBM 3740
  • IBM 3770
  • IBM 3780

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Administrative Tools

  • Line analysis/statistics
  • CU analysis/statistics
  • Troubleshooting
  • Configuration

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Physical Interfaces

  • V.35/RS232
  • X.21/RS422
  • Speeds in excess of 64 Kbps

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Board Types

  • ISA Bus 2-Port and 4-Port
  • PCI Bus 2-Port and 4-Port

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