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2780/3780 protocol emulation for OpenVMS Alpha

The HP 2780/3780 Protocol Emulator (PE) for OpenVMS Alpha product is being retired. The current generation synchronous communication cards available on the Alpha hardware platform
(PBXDD-A*) do not provide the underlying firmware necessary to support bisynchronous communications protocols.

Recommended Alternative

The recommended alternative solution is SYNCcable+ and 3780Plus software from Cleo Communications. This is an external "black box" solution that allows synchronous communications through standard asynchronous serial ports. The 3780Plus software is available on OpenVMS VAX and Alpha. More information on Cleo Communications is available at their web site http://www.cleo.com/home.asp or at the addresses listed below. There is also a Cleo 3780Plus Evaluation Report available from HP at http://h71000.www7.hp.com/network/cleo_eval.pdf that describes and contrasts the functionality of the HP 2780/3780 Protocol Emulator products with the Cleo 3780Plus product.

Customer Impact

Existing HP 2780/3780 Protocol Emulator for OpenVMS Alpha customers will be supported through March 31, 2003. OpenVMS V7.2 is the final operating system release supported. No further updates will be available. Binaries will remain available on the Software Product Library for the use of existing customers through Q1 2003.

Note: HP 2780/3780 Protocol Emulator for OpenVMS VAX is not affected by this retirement. Support of HP's VAX 2780/3780 product will continue for the foreseeable future.

Cleo Communications Contacts
4203 Galleria Drive
Loves Park, IL 61111 USA
Phone: 815.654.8110
Tollfree (Sales Only): 800.233.2536
International Phone: 001.815.654.8110
Fax: 815- 654-8294
email: salesIL@cleo.com

United Kingdom
Birchwood, Main Road
Curbridge, Near Whitney
Oxfordshire OX8 7NT
Phone: +44 (0) 1993.776.543
Fax: +44 (0) 1993.776.899
email: dave@mayes-28.freeserve.co.uk