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remote job entry

remote job entry (RJE) A system by which a communications link is used to submit work from an input device and to receive results on a printer or other output medium. Strictly RJE refers only to the entry of jobs, but the term is commonly applied to cover both input and output. Early computer systems had all their input/output devices in the same room or at best in a room adjacent to the computer mainframe. In the early 1960s the introduction of long-distance telecommunications made it possible to site card readers and line printers at a distance from the computer center. It was this that led to the concept of remote job entry.

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