Terminal Emulation Systems Revealed

Terminal Emulation is the ability to make one computer terminal, typically a PC, appear to look like another, usually older type of terminal so that a user can access programs originally written to communicate with the other terminal type.  With Terminal Emulation (TE) you can manage and maintain connections to all your applications that reside on host systems easily and effectively, even mobile ones.  A Terminal Emulator is a program that does what a dumb terminal used to do in the early days of computing.  It transmits keystrokes to the remote server, receives output from the server, and displays it in a window that simulates the screen that was used in the past.

In the past, many manufacturers would develop their own types of terminals with their own type of communication between the server and the terminal.  Now terminal emulation software is used.  Two examples of Terminal Emulation software programs are Stay-Linked and Wavelink, both offered through AbeTech.

Stay-Linked Terminal Emulation system overcomes all the typical challenges associated with deploying wireless terminals in your enterprise by providing reliable host-based preservation of wireless user application screens and sessions.  Stay-Linked’s ultra safe and reliable features enable Telnet/SSH emulation sessions to remain on the host, where they are secured away from harsh wireless environments.

WaveLink is a comprehensive Terminal Emulation solution for accessing, managing and maintaining connections to applications resident on host systems using popular emulation types including 5250, 3270 VT and HP emulation.  It supports all data types from barcode scanners, voice inputs, RFID readers, magnetic stripe readers or touch screens.  Wavelink accelerates application delivery, reduces device management and support costs and tightens network security

One of the benefits of Terminal Emulation systems are that they reduce user end support costs.  One of the most common reason for time spent with your IT crew is dropped telnet sessions.  With Terminal Emulation software, IT staff can spend less time supporting and more time focusing on business operations.  Another feature of Terminal Emulation systems is data security, which is paramount.  Many types of organizations can benefit from Terminal Emulation systems.  From Airlines to Hospitals, Terminal Emulation systems reduce enterprise costs and save valuable time lost to error.

Which Terminal Emulation system is right for your enterprise?  Give us a call at 888-682-3113 to find out how AbeTech can meet your needs.  Contact us with questions or to request a quote today!

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