front end processor


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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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Building on experience gained in the design and deployment of the correctional facility phone system (CCTD) and the Coin Line Message Intercept systems (CLMI), Science Dynamics utilized its engineering talent and experience to design a new Front End Processor which can accommodate prepaid card phones, coin phones, and inmate institution phone functions.
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