What is a logical terminal?
A logical terminal is a logical entity through which users send and receive FIN messages.
Each logical terminal is identified by a unique 8-character BIC (that is a destination), plus a 1-
character terminal code. When you first install Alliance Access or when you purchase additional
destinations, you must configure the logical terminals using Alliance Access Configuration.
Operators can then manage the connection of logical terminals to the SWIFT network from both
Alliance Access Configuration and Alliance Access Monitoring.
You can work with live or FIN test and training logical terminals.
To deal with traffic volumes of between 10,000 and 20,000 messages per day, it is
recommended to have two logical terminals on two different destinations. Both logical terminals
must be configured for Login and Select in input/output mode.