Asynchronous

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Asynchronous

1. In computing, describing a process that occurs independently of other processes.

2. In telecommunications, describing two signals within a network or between two networks that are sent at different times.

3. More generally, describing two or more events that occur at a different time or something that occurs at the wrong time.
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CAM communicates with non-IBM machines in addition to SNA and pre-SNA IBM hosts, and supports most of the popular start/stop, bisync and SNA-type terminals.
The Comten 5620 supports any combination of IBM or NCR hosts and asynchronous, bisync and SDLC line protocols.
As the smaller members of the Micro7400 family, the 16-channel model appears to the host computer as an IBM 3274 Model 61C cluster controller communicating in either bisync or SDLC protocol.
But in the case of IBM's 3270 Bisync, a positive-acknowledgement protocol, these delays can be overwhelming to the point of rendering multidrop lines useless.
In Figure 1, one can see the normal data line monitor display of Bisync data.
An enhanced version of the IPC announced at the TCA show simultaneously supports IBM bisync and SNA protocols.
The new OAS document transfer capabilities allow documents to be sent between OAS systems and non-OAS systems using Honeywell's DSA and IBM's SNA and bisync protocols.
NCP is responsible for handling the line protocols, which could be 3270 bisync in addition to Synchronous Data-Link Control (SDLC), to the cluster controlers and other FEPs.
In addition to SNA terminals, the network supports bisync 3270 and selected asynchronous terminals.