Real Data Exchange
The Tape Server for Real Tape drives provides IBM 3490, 3480 and 3422/3420 compatibility. Connection to the IBM mainframe is established via up to four Escon or Block Multiplex Channels. Tape Drives that are supported by the Tape Server for Real Tapes are Open Reels 9-track, 3480 - 18-track, 3490 - 36-track, 3590 Magstar, LTO Ultrium, 8mm, DLT, SDLT and AIT.
The Real Tape drives are connected to the Tape Server through the SCSI Storage director.