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Physical Attachment Requirements

The system programmer, the IBM installation planning representative, and the physical planner plan the channel-cable route between the controlling computers and the printer.

When you order your printer, also order cables for the System/370 channel, ESCON channel, Token Ring, FDDI, or Ethernet, plus any channel extenders, converters, directors, switching boxes, terminators, or multi-station access units required in the interface. System/370 channel cables for 3800 printers also operate with Infoprint 3000 printers.

There are data transfer rate restrictions (if running in 3.4 or 4.5MB/sec data streaming) when using certain types of 3800 printer channel cables. See your IBM marketing representative for additional information.