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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A library of over 250 tests has reportedly been created for the Chameleon II to test a device's adherence to X.25, IBM SNA and Bisync protocols.
Both units cover the entire spectrum of the line monitoring, data link testing and interactive exercising and simulation in a wide range of network environments, from Bisync to custom programs.
The Comten 5620 supports any combination of IBM or NCR hosts and asynchronous, bisync and SDLC line protocols.
IBM bisync systems are now accessible to asynchronous ASCII terminals on the DCX network, thanks to a new option called Bluegate, which emulates an IBM 3271/3274 (model 2) cluster controller making asynchronous ASCII terminals look like IBM 3277/3278 (model 2) terminals.
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.
To overcome inherent delay problems, some users may be able to migrate their network to a protocol that is more immune to the effects of satellite delays than 3270 Bisync.
In addition, DPS6-DSA can co-exist with SNA and bisync for communications with IBM systems.
In async and bisync protocols, which are character-oriented, the line-handlers are always looking for recognizable control characters, usually seven or eight bits long.
Besides 3270 support, the TP 3010 can be used to interface bisync 2780/3780 and asynchronous terminals and hosts to the Telenet network.