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3270 emulatorA plug-in board that turns a desktop computer into an IBM mainframe terminal. The first 3270 emulator was the IRMA board from Digital Communications Associates. The board is sometimes called a "coax adapter" because of its coaxial cable connection to the IBM terminal controller. See terminal emulation and IRMA board.
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Therefore, McGill decided to write its own 3270 emulator
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to come up with a standard for the backbone.