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enquiry (control character) (ENQ)

Inquiry (ENQ), request, is a transmission control character (TC5) in character-oriented protocols such as Binary Synchronous Communication( BSC) or Medium Speed Version( MSV) with central control.

The ENQ character is used by the central station (master station) to request the peripheral data stations ( slave stations) to send (poll) or receive data. The transmission control character ENQ from the IA-5 alphabet is used to request a response from a remote station.

Transmission control character of the IA-5 alphabet.

Transmission control character of the IA-5 alphabet.

Further for repeating an acknowledgement as well as requesting the utilization of a block. In the ASCII character set, ENQ has the ASCII value 005.

Englisch: enquiry (control character) - ENQ
Updated at: 01.09.2017
#Words: 101
Links: transmission control (TC), balanced scorecard for IT (BSC), medium speed version (MSV), data, slave
Translations: DE

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