ESCON Channel Adapter

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Use Feature Code 6431 or 6531.

When connected directly to an ESCON channel, the printer can be a maximum distance of 3 kilometers (1.875 miles) from the channel. Either an IBM 9032 or 9033 ESCON Director provides connectivity to additional host systems and also extends the maximum channel length as follows:

The Extended Distance Feature (XDF) on the 9032 or 9033 ESCON Director also extends the maximum channel length as follows:

The IBM 9036 ESCON Remote Channel Extender (Models 1 or 2) extends the interface across common carrier fiber optic connections. You can use one, two, or three 9036 extenders for a maximum distance of 43 kilometers.

Figure 25 shows the details of the above connection options.

Figure 25. Serial channel adapter options
Serial channel adapter options
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