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ESCON (Enterprise Systems Connection)
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ESCON is an IBM fiber-optic channel connection technology that provides 17-MB/sec throughput. ESCON provides direct channel-to-channel connections between mainframe systems and peripherals over fiber-optic links at distances up to 60 kilometers (36 miles). It also provides a way for communication controllers and other devices to share a single channel to a mainframe.
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