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Support for 3270, 5250 and VT Emulations Flynet Viewer includes solid Telnet-based (Internet) support for the popular terminal procotols. IBM Mainframe (3270), IBM iSeries/AS400 (5250), DEC/VAX or UNIX (VT100, VT220 or VT320). Flynet Viewer is the only browser-based HTML emulator with support for VT protocols due to our pioneering using of AJAX techniques recently made famous by the Google Maps website.
Configurable colors and fonts A Flynet Viewer server can be configured to support any number of color styles (a number of style sheets are provided and customers can modify these or create new ones). In addition, the use of a selection of non-standard fonts is made possible by font embedding technology.
If you would prefer to standardize all of your users on the same colors and fonts, this is easily "locked down" at the Flynet Viewer server.
Full keyboard support Using a small ActiveX control, the full PC keyboard may be used to emulate host keys. In addition, you can quickly and easily customize the keyboard control for your entire user base or for one user. Also, keyboard buffering or 'type ahead' functionality is available. Users can type input before screens are visible, as they are often used to doing with terminal-based applications.
Web browser, thin client access Access your mainframe, AS400 and Unix applications via Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher on a PC or the Safari browser on a Mac. The Flynet Viewer terminal emulation is thin client except for a small "one-time" download of a keyboard control to allow for full keyboard support. The terminal emulation presented to the user is a bit different than what they are used to via a traditional emulator, and the differences are hopefully very small for your users.
Flynet Viewer is the only NET-based terminal emulator on the market and if you like the .NET development platform and have a desire to enhance the user's experience with your host applications, you can do so all via .NET and Visual Studio.
Coming in Summer, 2006, ASP.NET code generation capabilities will be available. This will allow you to run your host screens through Flynet Viewer and automatically create a full functioning, ASP.NET application that "looks and feels" like your existing host application. This ASP.NET application allows you to enhance the functionality of your host application - all in .NET. Enhance or add ASP.NET pages accessing data from a SQL server instead of the host and, if you desire, start to minimize your dependency on your host applications all while you are building a more robust .NET application.
Shared user licenses While traditional emulators licenses are "per client", Flynet Viewer's licensing is "per concurrent user". If you have a staff of 100 potential users and at any peak time, only 50 users are accessing the host application, then only purchase a 50 "concurrent user license" of Flynet Viewer. Your needs expand and now you have 75 concurrent users accessing the host - no problem. Contact us to purchase an additional 25 concurrent user licenses and we will send you a new 75 concurrent user key that you can update very quickly on your Flynet Viewer server.
Centralized session management Provided with the Flynet Viewer Service is a set of administration applications that may be separately installed on any machine from which access to the live Flynet Viewer Emulation Service is desired (such as an administrator's desktop). These applications then access the service through a configurable HTTP port to enable remote administration. The Administration Applications include the following functions: