channel command


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channel command

[′chan·əl kə′mand]
(computer science)
The step, equivalent to a program instruction, required to tell an input/output channel what operation is to be performed, and where the data are or should be located.
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The repeater also intercepts AUX channel commands during link training and responds with the appropriate output conditions requested by the DisplayPort sink device.
With mainframe channel commands, you can issue a Read Device Characteristics command and get asset information from any vendor's box.
The emulation software is feature rich and is able to handle all channel commands through the 7100 and 7950 emulators.
The ISO channel commands a lower selling price for the POS-50, which contributed to lower net sales for the second quarter of 1996, compared with the second quarter of fiscal 1995, on approximately the same volume of units.
CNT combines technology for conversion of dissimilar channel commands with leading networking expertise; this allows companies to build client/server backup networks that leverage mainframe investments, offering over 25 times better throughput performance than typical methods.