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Enable BSC protocol for asynchronous communication adapter
In Japan, BSC protocol communication is still used by many customers. Therefore, many customers of Power Systems IBM i need synchronous communication adapter.
The synchronous communication adapter #EN13 becomes end-of-marketing. The customer's connection partner is still using BSC communication, so it is necessary to prepare a synchronous communication environment.
There is a terminal adapter with synchronous-asynchronous protocol conversion function. In order to realize BSC communication using this terminal adapter and asynchronous communication adapter, add the function to convert the BSC protocol for asynchronous adapters.
Request Add a start bit before the BSC control code and a stop bit after it. Similarly, add a start bit before the text a stop bit after it. Then, the BSC data is sent to the Async adapter.
Customers who require BSC communication can use the same BSC application as before by using the Async adapter and a terminal adapter with synchronous-asynchronous protocol conversion function.
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