The Poll Sharing Unit makes it possible to share up to four polling host computers to as many as four different device ports, connecting to four or more different networks.
Networks can be private line, phone company lines, wireless networks, or any combination of networks.
The Poll Sharing Unit uses RTS/CTS or buffering and timeouts to resolve contention between the multiple host computers.
The DCB Poll Sharing Unit has four Host ports and four Device ports and optional modem for host port backup.
Each port can be set to a different speed, from 1200 to 38,400 bps (port to port speed conversion). The ports are RS232 async. RS422 port interface converters are available.
Polls coming into a Host port are sent out one or more of the four Device ports, mapped by the user on a per port basis. For example, polls coming in Host port 1 may be mapped to all 4 Device ports, while on Host ports 2, 3 and 4, data is mapped to a single Device port.