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message switch

A computer system used to switch data between various points. Computers have always been ideal switches due to their input/output and compare capabilities. It inputs the data, compares its destination with a set of stored destinations and routes it accordingly. Note: A "message" switch is a generic term for a data routing device, but a "messaging" switch converts mail and messaging protocols. See messaging switch and router.
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The tactical record traffic system must be upgraded through a rebuild program for message switches, and we must begin to conceptualize a system for providing packet-based messaging to tactical subscribers.
As a case in point, the Micronet Message Switch, with up to 24 ports, accomodates some 30 protocols including Telex I, Telex II and DDD 110/300/1200 asynchronous, HDLC; polled network protocols such as 8A1, 83B3, and 85A1; TTY, X-on and X-off; batch protocols such as IBM 3270 (batch) and i780/3780 bi-synchronous, and Autodin and Infocom ClassI, II and III, among others.

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