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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Categories Hardware
Created by Guest
Created on Sep 18, 2018

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.

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.

Use Case:

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.

Idea priority Urgent
  • Guest
    Jan 22, 2020

    IBM i has no plans to support the function requested

  • Guest
    Oct 8, 2018

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Hardware
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Networking
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - None

  • Guest
    Sep 26, 2018

    Attachment (Description)

  • Guest
    Sep 18, 2018

    It will be easier to purchase a multiprotocol adapter to do sync communication than to rewrite a communication stack that was never meant for async communication.