Series 1/PC Connect Interface
Original Publication Date: 1986-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-08
A method is described which permits the IBM PC Network SNA 3270 Emulation Program product to be used to communicate with the Series 1 system. PC Network 3270 is a software package which allows the personal computer to emulate a 3274 control unit with an attached 3278 display and a 3287 printer in varying configurations facilitating stand-alone and Network operation. This product attaches to a host, using SDLC/SNA protocols. The configurability and communications capabilities of PC Network 3270 make it usable and adaptable to many situations. The use of PC Network 3270 as the PC's communications base is presently not available for an IBM Series 1. A way to replace the SDLC capabilities on PC Network 3270 with their Series 1/PC 'connect' code to allow communications between the PC and Series 1 is described.