Winet Specifications

1.    Terminal Emulation

  • The current range of emulators are:
    • IBM 3270/8/9/E with full TN3270E support
    • IBM 5250,
    • DEC VT100/220/330, ANSI, SCO ANSI, Linux console, UTF-8 terminal
    • Data General D211,
    • HP 700/92,
    • Unidata (Sperry) UTS60,
    • Unidata (Burroughs) T27 (TD830 / ET1100)
  • Easy key mapping with over 750 function keys.
  • Versions of 3270 written in Java for use in any Java enabled Operating System or Browser.
  • 3270 Web Server enabling use of any Javascript enabled Browser e.g. Internet Explorer or FireFox to be used as a 3270 terminal. Devices like tablets and cell phones can also act as terminals. Screens and keyboard input are delivered in XML streams using AJAX, enabling custom terminal applications.
  • Screen and host printing to multiple remote printers.
  • Windows programs with COM/Automation interface.
  • Full script language including special functions like:
    • Execute external Windows programs.
    • Addressable cursor.
    • IP and MAC address reporting.
    • Screen and data stream reading.
    • Simulation of keyboard input.
  • Colour and 132-column operation.
  • Multiple sessions can be established .
  • Mouse support with copy and paste and custom automation.
  • Use of UNICODE to allow characters in any language to be displayed.
  • Translation tables that are user definable allowing the display of characters in any language.
  • History screens for the 3270 allowing previous screens to be viewed, copied from and printed.
  • SSL/TLS or SSH secure connections.
  • Hotspots and custom buttons.

2.    FTP and File Transfers

  • FTP client support batch file processing.
  • FTP client provides both menu-driven and command line user interfaces.
  • FTP client with COM automation interface allowing scripting of sessions.
  • Firewall friendly FTP client and server (passive mode).
  • Unix format file list in the FTP server to cater for commonly used FTP clients.
  • FTP server with:
    • User access and level control.
    • Built-in personal firewall and active break-in protection.
    • Remote command execution.
  • IND$FILE and Natural file transfers are supported by the 3270 emulator.
  • Most line-based terminals (like the VT family) offer Log and Read options.

3.    Print Services

  • Socket (or IP) printing server and client for network printing from any host to any printer including PC printers.
  • Both LPD and LPR print server and clients are implemented allowing bi-directional services to and from UNIX hosts.
  • Print via telnet using “slave”/”back”/”pass-through”-printing.
  • LPR client program to use any LPD print server.
  • 3287 printer client for TN3270E (“session bound”, RFC 2355 and SCS) and Natural file printing.
  • Multiple print options for formatted and unformatted data.
  • Plain text or fancy formatted printing from legacy applications.
  • Automated post print processing via COM/Automation or third party programs. (E.g. print to e-mail.)
  • Formatted printing includes: printer escape sequences, 80/132 column selections, RTF, INET propriety printer independent escape sequences.
  • Templates supported for RTF (Natural via mail merge) and direct (raw) jobs.
  • Print destinations include: to file, direct to port (raw), to printer driver via GDI, to third party software.
  • Various remote printing options to multiple destinations.
  • LPD, 3287 and Socket Print Server are available as Windows Services.
  • LPD and Socket Print Server can be configured to accept UTF-8 or ANSI input.
  • Enhanced printing
    • Various custom print options
    • User definable spool directories for printing
    • Rich Text via RTF commands
    • Rich Text via standard escape sequences to any Windows printer
    • Merge printing
    • Templates in text and RTF
    • More automation for scripted control of print jobs
    • More custom options and configurations
    • Support mainframe bold and underline via over printing on Windows
    • File printing with many options
    • Screen prints with multiple screens to one page
    • Screen print templatessuper viag

4.    Windows Operation

  • Multiple, unlimited, simultaneous sessions. All applications running as separate Windows programs.
  • Component Object Model (COM) capabilities (OLE, Automation, VB and ActiveX Scripting, etc.) allows custom GUI developments and interfacing with third party software.
  • SSL /TLS and SSH security.
  • Drag-and-drop network printing.
  • FTP batch processing.

5.    Diagnostic Tools

  • Protocol tracing.
  • Extensive status information.
  • Extensive statistical information.

6.    Licensing

  • INET site-licenses make provision for running the SAME copy of the software on multiple PC’s and even loading the software from a central server.
  • Upgrading INET to a later revision does not involve a license change for the first year.
  • Software assurance (maintenance) contracts give access to all INET upgrades.
  • Site licenses can be upgraded incrementally to a larger number of users.
  • Citrix Server and Windows Terminal Server can be used to host the emulators.

7.    Local Support

  • As INET is locally developed in South Africa, problems can be addressed immediately without time zone, language and other international trade impediments.
  • Support is also given from our web site: http://www.gpvno.co.za.
  • INET has been developed to make optimal use of the technology infrastructure and unique business demands of South Africa.
  • Specific requirements for the local market have been and can in future be incorporated.
  • Over 55 000 copies of INET have been sold locally guaranteeing a strong commitment to the SA market.
  • INET is being enhanced and expanded according to feedback from users.