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IBM z Systems Connectivity Handbook SG24-5444 and z Systems Functional Matrix REDP-5157 by Octavian Lascu, Ewerson Palacio, Frank Packheiser, Bill White

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Enterprise Systems Connection
This chapter describes the Enterprise Systems Connection (ESCON) channel feature that provides information about ESCON I/O connectivity by using fiber optic technology. The ESCON channel feature is not supported on the IBM z13, z13s, zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12), and BC12 (zBC12) systems.
This chapter includes the following sections:
3.1 Description
ESCON provides half-duplex serial-bit transmission in which the communication protocol is implemented through sequences of special control ...

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