The i-7100F FICON extension gateways utilized to extend FICON channel over MAN/WAN. The solution is exercised in customer production environment in cooperation with IBM BCRS, Portugal. The XRC is running between the pair of IBM ES-800 by z/990 zSeries Server.
LightSand i-8100B FC extension gateways used to extend FC channel over the MAN/WAN. IBM equipment included: IBM zSeries z/990 servers, ESS-800 and DS8300 storage subsystems. The effective extension distance is 44km.