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front end processor

A computer that handles communications processing for a mainframe. It connects to the communications lines on one end and the mainframe on the other. It transmits and receives messages, assembles and disassembles packets and detects and corrects errors. It is sometimes synonymous with a communications controller, although the latter is usually not as flexible.
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AMERGINT s software applications for RF/IF Modems, Front End Processors, Data Recorders, Tracking Receivers, Network Gateways, Mission Data Processors, and Crypto Interface Units are all built on the same softFEP framework.
NetLogic Microsystems' market-leading product portfolio includes high-performance multi-core processors, knowledge-based processors, content processors, network search engines, digital front end processors and high-speed 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet PHY solutions.
FIS has nodes, either Unisys CP2000 front end processors or a telco DACS (digital access cross-connect system), at five sites--Boca Raton, Jacksonville, Tampa, Panama City and Fort Myers.
NetLogic Microsystems's market-leading product portfolio includes high-performance multi-core processors, knowledge-based processors, content processors, network search engines, digital front end processors and high-speed 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet PHY solutions.
Carlton Osburn of the Center for Research in Front End Processors at North Carolina State University.
Visara International announces that it has successfully replaced IBM[R] 3745 Front End Processors with the Visara FEP4600 Enterprise Communications Controller in a major metropolitan Inter-Agency network.
A legacy series of OpenIT and UniGate front end processors for Unisys mainframes.
HSOURCE front end processors (FEPs) enable leading financial services companies to receive normalized data from any source with sub-millisecond latency and take data from any domestic and select international exchange and efficiently redistribute it into a single format as a full stream or client defined filters.
2 DLC protocol, enabling connectivity via channel and SDLC attached controllers and processors, including the IDEA Concert communication processor; IBM 3174 and compatible controllers; IBM 3172 and compatible internet servers; and, IBM 3745 and compatible front end processors.
The contract includes initial deployment of 5,000 NYNEX Change Card(TM)(A) prepaid card-operated, public telephones, associated Front End Processors and a Management System for New York City with deployment beginning in early 1994.
There are five components to HyperFeed's MEPS: Front End Processors, Data Management, Value Added Services, Technologies, and Tools and Adaptors.
MINNEAPOLIS, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Network Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: CMNT) (CNT) today announced a new data tunneling capability for their channel networking systems that enables companies to send data from a variety of communications devices, including bridges, routers and front end processors, over the CNT network at better performance and less cost than existing connections.