IBM NETWORK ROUTING FACILITY RELEASE 9, IBM NETWORK TERMINAL OPTION
RELEASE 10 AND IBM EMULATION PROGRAM RELEASE 12

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Announcement Letter Number 293-628 dated October 28, 1993
US - Last Revised on October 28, 1993



Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and Availability

       Network Routing Facility (NRF) Release 9 (5668-963), Network
Terminal Option (NTO) Release 10 (5735-XX7) and Emulation Program
(EP) Release 12 (5735-XXB) operate with Advanced Communications
Function/Network Control Program (ACF/NCP) Version 7 Release 1
(5648-063).
       NRF Release 9 is designed for use by SNA customers who need to
connect their terminals to non-VTAM (R) hosts.  NRF allows customers
to consolidate their networking requirements into an existing SNA
backbone network.
       NRF permits terminals and non-VTAM hosts to be attached to
Network Control Program (NCP) nodes and allows traffic between them
to utilize the SNA backbone network.  Where an existing non-IBM
network is consolidated onto an SNA network, some changes may be
required to the applications running on the non-IBM hosts.  In some
cases, terminals can be shared between IBM and non-IBM applications,
providing additional cost savings and NetView (R) visibility.
       NTO Release 10 is for customers desiring SNA software protocol
conversion for a select group of non-SNA devices.  NTO is a software
protocol converter for the following devices:
o   IBM 2740
o   IBM 2741
o   IBM 3780
o   TWX Models 33, 33ASR and 35
o   Teletypewriter terminals (non-U.S.).
       EP Release 12 is for customers who want a PEP environment with
ACF/NCP Version 7 Release 1.
       Outstanding service fixes are incorporated into each of the
programs, resulting in reduced customer maintenance.
       Basic Monthly License Charges:
Network Routing Facility (5668-963)    $1,855
Network Terminal Option (5735-XX7)        325
Emulation Program (5735-XXB)              353
       Planned Availability Date:  January 28, 1994.
 (R) Registered trademark of International Business Machines
   Corporation.
IN BRIEF . . .
NETWORK ROUTING FACILITY
o   Provides Network Routing Facility capabilities for ACF/NCP
    Version 7 Release 1
NETWORK TERMINAL OPTION
o   Provides Network Terminal Option capabilities for ACF/NCP
    Version 7 Release 1
EMULATION PROGRAM
o   Provides Emulation Program capabilities in a partitioned
    emulation program (PEP) environment for ACF/NCP Version 7
    Release 1


Customer Letter Section


TECHNICAL INFORMATION
MACHINE REQUIREMENTS
NRF and NTO operate on the IBM 3745 Communication Controller.
       EP operates on a channel-attached IBM 3745 Communication
Controller.  EP also requires data streaming channel adapters (CADs)
and connection to the byte multiplexer channel.
PROGRAMMING REQUIREMENTS
o   ACF/NCP Version 7 Release 1 (5648-063) is required to operate
    these programs.
o   ACF/SSP Version 4 Release 1 (5655-041 for MVS; 5654-009 for VM;
    5686-064 for VSE*) is required to generate these programs.
FOR NRF RELEASE 9 ONLY, ACF/VTAM (TM) Version 3 Release 3, or higher,
is required to enable the multiple sessions for NRF logical units
function.
*  No VSE version of Network Routing Facility Release 9.
PLANNING INFORMATION
PACKAGING:  Each of these programs will be shipped either on a single
magnetic tape reel (1600 or 6250 bpi) or a 3480 tape cartridge.
SECURITY, AUDITABILITY AND CONTROL
       These programs use the security and auditability features of
the host access method.
       User management is responsible for evaluation, selection and
implementation of security features, administrative procedures and
appropriate controls in application systems and communication
facilities.
ORDERING INFORMATION
CURRENT LICENSEES
Current licensees of these programs must order the latest release via
MES.  Ordering instructions are scheduled to be mailed from IBM
Software Manufacturing Company to all current licensees by
February 11, 1994.
NEW LICENSEES
Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.
       Unless a later date is specified, orders entered prior to
January 28, 1994, will be assigned a schedule date of
February 4, 1994.
       Shipment will begin on January 28, 1994.  Orders entered after
January 28, 1994, will be assigned a schedule date for the week
following order entry.
       New users of NRF should specify:
          TYPE        MODEL
          5668         963
New users of NTO should specify:
          TYPE        MODEL
          5735         XX7
       New users of EP should specify:
          TYPE        MODEL
          5735         XXB
BASIC LICENSE:  To order a basic license of any of these programs,
specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset
registration.
       For NRF Release 9 specify feature number 4513 for a monthly
license charge (MLC) and feature number 2101 for the initial license
charge (ILC).
       For NTO Release 10 specify feature number 4521 for a MLC and
feature number 2114 for the ILC.
       For EP Release 12 specify feature number 4526 for a MLC and
feature number 2105 for the ILC.
       Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution
medium shown below.
BASIC MACHINE-READABLE MATERIAL:  To order, select the feature number
of the desired distribution medium:
PROGRAM AND              FEATURE             DISTRIBUTION
ENVIRONMENT              NUMBER*             MEDIUM
NRF RELEASE 9:
MVS                      5609                 9/1600
                         5610                 9/6250
                         5770                 3480
VM                       5611                 9/1600
                         5612                 9/6250
                         5771                 3480
NTO RELEASE 10:
MVS                      7401                 9/1600
                         7402                 9/6250
                         7403                 3480
VM                       7404                 9/1600
                         7405                 9/6250
                         7406                 3480
VSE                      7407                 9/1600
                         7408                 9/6250
                         7409                 3480
EP RELEASE 12:
MVS                      5900                 9/1600
                         5901                 9/6250
                         5902                 3480
VM                       5910                 9/1600
                         5911                 9/6250
                         5912                 3480
VSE                      5920                 9/1600
                         5921                 9/6250
                         5922                 3480
*  Contains "RESTRICTED MATERIAL OF IBM"
CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS:  Select the appropriate feature number to
customize your order to specify the delivery options desired.  These
features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.
EXAMPLE:  If publications are not desired for the initial order, and
for future updates, specify feature numbers 3470 to ship media only,
and 3480 to ship media updates only.  In the future if publication
updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480, and
the publications will ship with the next release for the program.
Initial Shipments
FEATURE     DESCRIPTION
3444        Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment of
              media and documentation)
3470        Ship Media Only (suppresses initial
              shipment of documentation)
3471        Ship Documentation Only (suppresses initial
              shipment of media)
Update Shipments
FEATURE     DESCRIPTION
3480        Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses update
              shipment of documentation)
3481        Ship Documentation Only (suppresses update
              shipment of media)
3482        Suppress Updates (suppresses update
              shipment of media and documentation)
Expedite Shipments
FEATURE     DESCRIPTION
3445        Local IBM Office Expedite
              (for IBM use only)
3446        Customer Expedite Process Charge
              ($30 charge for each product)
       Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour
delivery from the time IBM Software Manufacturing and Distribution
(ISMD) receives the order.  ISMD will then ship the order via
overnight air transportation.
DSLO LICENSE:
       To order a DSLO license for NRF Release 9, specify the program
number and feature number 9513 for a monthly license charge (MLC) and
feature number 2301 for an initial license charge (ILC).
       To order a DSLO license for NTO Release 10, specify the
program number and feature number 9521 for a MLC and feature number
2314 for an ILC.
       To order a DSLO license for EP Release 12, specify the program
number and feature number 9526 for a MLC and feature number 2305 for
an ILC.
       Ordering a DSLO feature results in IBM maintaining a record of
this customer location as a DSLO user only.  All material for the
DSLO license must be ordered by the basic licensee.  If a user
selects DSLO, no other feature numbers are valid for this order and
no program materials or updates will be shipped.
UNLICENSED DOCUMENTATION:  A memo, program directory, and one copy of
the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic
machine-readable material:
o   For NRF Release 9:
    -   NRF Licensed Program Specifications (GC27-0595)
    -   NRF Planning (SC27-0593)
    -   NRF Migration, Resource Definition, and Customization
        (SC31-6203).
o   For NTO Release 10:
    -   NTO Licensed Program Specifications (GC38-0299)
    -   NTO Migration and Resource Definition (SC30-3347).
o   For EP Release 12:
    -   Emulation Program Licensed Program Specifications
        (GC31-6201).
       Additional copies of unlicensed publications will be available
for a fee after January 28, 1994.  These copies may be ordered from
your IBM representative through the System Library Subscription
Service (SLSS) or by direct order.
DISPLAYABLE SOFTCOPY PUBLICATIONS:  NRF Release 9 books and NTO
Release 10 books are offered in displayable softcopy form.  All
unlicensed books are included.  The displayable books are shipped on

the IBM ONLINE LIBRARY: NETWORKING SYSTEMS SOFTCOPY COLLECTION KIT
CD-ROM (SK2T-6012).  For your convenience, the CD-ROM also contains
displayable books for several other related products.
       One copy of the CD-ROM may be ordered with the product ACF/NCP
Version 7 (5648-063) by specifying the feature number 7103.  Refer to
Announcement 292-450, dated August 25, 1992, to order additional
copies.
       The displayable books can be used with the BookManager (R)
Read licensed programs in any of the Read-supported environments.
They can also be used with the IBM Library Reader (TM) in DOS and
OS/2 (R) environments.  IBM Library Reader has the same functions as
the BookManager READ/DOS and READ/2 licensed programs except that it
only reads IBM-produced books shipped after April 1992.  As IBM
replaces softcopy books shipped before April 1992, the replacement
softcopy will be readable by IBM Library Reader.
       IBM Library Reader is supplied at no additional charge.
LICENSED DOCUMENTATION:  The following licensed material for NRF
Release 9 books and NTO Release 10 books will be available from IBM
beginning January 28, 1994.  To order, contact your IBM
representative.
       The first copy is available at no charge to licensees of basic
material.  Additional copies are available for a fee.
       For NRF Release 9 specify the 7042 feature number for the
first copy and the 8126 feature number for additional copies.
       For NTO Release 10 specify the 7046 feature number for the
first copy and the 8323 feature number for additional copies.
                                 SINGLE     ADDITIONAL
                                 COPY       COPIES
                    ORDER        FEATURE    FEATURE
TITLE               NUMBER       NUMBER     NUMBER     PRICE
NRF Diagnosis*      LY30-5597    7042       8126       $66.50
NTO Diagnosis**     LY30-3194    7046       8323        26.50
*  These licensed documentation feature numbers have been withdrawn
   from marketing:  7041, 7240, 7241, 8091, 8111 and 8282.
** These licensed documentation feature numbers have been withdrawn
   from marketing:  7042, 7043 and 8271.
       Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between
releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be
distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this
software remains in effect.  A separate publication order or
subscription is not needed.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
LICENSING:  The programs in this announcement are licensed under the
terms of the IBM Customer Agreement.
       The designated machine for these programs is the IBM 3745
Communication Controller.
VARIABLE CHARGES APPLY:  No.
INSTALLATION LICENSE OR LOCATION LICENSE APPLIES:  No.  A separate
license is required for each machine on which the licensed program
materials will be used.
EDUCATIONAL ALLOWANCE:  A 15% educational allowance is applicable
toward eligible license charges and is available to qualifying
institutions in accordance with the Educational Allowance Attachment.
       The educational allowance may not be added to any other
discount or allowance.
VOLUME DISCOUNT:  Not applicable.
WARRANTED:  Yes.
LICENSED PROGRAM MATERIALS AVAILABILITY:  Restricted Materials:  Yes.
These licensed programs will be available with source licensed
program material for some modules designated as RESTRICTED MATERIALS
OF IBM.  In addition, some modules will be available without source
licensed program materials.  These modules will be available in
object code.
TESTING PERIOD:
    Basic License -- Two months.
    DSLO -- Not applicable.
PROGRAM SERVICES:  Central Service, including the IBM Support Center,
will be available until discontinued by IBM upon 12 months' written
notice.
       Central Service, including the IBM Support Center, for DSLO
licenses will be provided only through the customer location
designated for the basic license.
PROGRAM CURRENCY:
o   Program services previously announced for the following will
    continue to be available:
        NRF Release 8
        NTO Release 7 (VSE)
        NTO Release 9 (MVS and VM)
        EP Release 9 (VSE)
        EP Release 11 (MVS and VM).
o   Program services previously announced for the following will
    continue to be available until September 30, 1995:
        NRF Release 7
        NTO Release 8 (MVS and VM)
        EP Release 10 (MVS and VM).
CHARGES
PROGRAM           INITIAL LICENSE         MONTHLY LICENSE
NAME/                  CHARGE                  CHARGE
NUMBER           BASIC       DSLO         BASIC       DSLO
NRF
Release 9
5668-963        $5,115      $3,830       $1,855      $1,385
NTO
Release 10
5735-XX7           957         718          325         243
EP
Release 12
5735-XXB         1,715       1,285          353         265