channel-attached device

channel-attached device

[′chan·əl ə¦tacht di‚vīs]
(computer science)
Equipment that is directly connected to a computer by a channel.
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The Stage3 Datablaster II option enables Stage3 to utilize the Bus-Tech Datablaster II channel-attached device to provide extremely high speed transfer of backup, restore, archive and migration data from NetWare and Windows NT backup servers (UNIX will follow shortly).
Specifically, these products are designed to connect to Fibre Channel-attached devices using either the Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) or Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP) protocol.
For a site with channel extension already installed for mainframe peripherals, this new capability allows them to support remote channel-attached devices and remote PC users from a single system.
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