: A communications platform
a communications platform providing for all transfers
directly from your IBM AS/400. Features: full
security, automatic process, complete monitoring, using
just-in-time and/or by time-slice control while requiring NO
dedicated front-end processor.
components constitute a communications platform.
We check them here under.
to display informations.
to all installations, this kernel monitors
the various product components. It manages the waiting
lines, including accesses to same, acceptance tasks,
and the various communications drivers.
It is formalized by several main
waiting lines (spooler) for files received or to be
or manual) and supervision of
communication tasks (customer programs) with the platform.
of a complete historical record
of all data streams managed by the platform.
and automatic clearing of
the various TBT/400 components
(Message Queues, Output Queues, history file, files issued
or received etc.).
messages or file transfers between various types of recipients.
The TBT/400 API
layer allows a user program to send messages or files to
another application, or to a recipient of the "terminal" type
(fax, telex etc.) or to a computer. It can similarly receive
messages or files for routing to your applications.
applications are identified to TBT/400 in
the form of a logical name or application name (eight characters).
Your opposite party is also identified by an application
name. For communications towards an outside network, the
application name depends on the driver used, and must be
$EXTERNA for a non-server driver (or $EXTERNB or $EXTERNC
depending on the network). Actual identification of the opposite
party will be achieved by identification of the access network
and its real address (depending on host network).
In order to offer a maximum degree of integration with your
information system, TBT/400 provides
a set of bridges with leading
software packages from the AS/400 world.
prime example is translators for the EDI or your company
messaging system. These bridges are intended to relieve you
of any need to interface between the TBT/400 -
managing the calls - and your AS/400 software
package. This leaves you full control over your applications
on the AS/400 product
of your choice.
interface with your current applications.
automatically with the IBM
OFFICE VISION messaging system. Thus, directly
from the messaging system, users may exchange messages with
the outside via selected networks according to the TBT/400 options.
necessary items are created automatically during installation.
The various data items are reproduced below for reference.
TBT/400 is a supervisor multi
protocol. To know some more, click
TBT/400 is multi line, multi-circuit
support and employs a robot function for line supervision.
To know some more, click here.