Platform-Independent Terminal Emulation
HOB RD VPN is a pure software solution for secure remote access (SSL-encrypted) to just about all applications and data in the enterprise network. The client HOBLink J-Term (optional HOB RD VPN component) provides for access to host applications.
HOBLink J-Term is a Web-to-Host solution that includes the following terminal emulations:
Central User Administration
HOBLink J-Term is designed for use in large enterprises. All settings can be centrally stored. This is done either with the EA Server system (included in the scope of delivery) or via an LDAP interface and access to a directory service. All major directory services, such as IBM Directory Services or Microsoft Active Directory are supported.
The users can be displayed in a hierarchical group and tree structure, which greatly simplifies administration, especially when there are very many users to manage. All user settings and rights are bequeathed from the tree to the groups it contains and from the groups to the users therein. This greatly reduces the time and effort required for user administration.
Flexible Print Options
The diverse print options in HOBLink J-Term meet all possible requirements. Output destinations can be, for example, a port, a file, Easy Print, LPD printer, IP printer or the standard Windows printer. The print option "Easy Print" interprets HOBLink J-Term print data, which are sent from the host in PCL format. The printout is sent via the locally available printer driver to a local or network printer The print data stream sent from the host is therefore independent of the printer hardware used.
One can print to paper or print to file. Hereby several hardcopies can be output on a single sheet.
By recording macros, oft-repeated processes can be automated. Recording is as easy as with a video camera: Just press the record button to begin. Then all subsequent actions will be recorded. Press the play button to replay the macro.
HOBLink J-Term has a function called "GUI-on-the-Fly," with which host applications automatically are given a graphical user interface, making their operation much more comfortable and convenient for most users.
Access from other programs to HOBLink J-Term can be had via programmer interfaces such as HOB Beans, EHLLAPI, MS-COM and OHIO. HOBLink J-Term also supports the creation of applications with the help of JavaBeans and IBM WebSphere Portlets.
Identical Design as With HOBLink Terminal Edition
HOBLink J-Term and HOBLink Terminal Edition, the HOB Terminal Emulation for Windows, have nearly identical functions and an identical product design. The big advantage: Users who work with both programs (e.g. HOBLink Terminal Edition in the office and HOBLink J-Term "on the road") and users that would like to migrate, do not have to learn a new program. Additionally, both products can access the same central configuration data.
Ease of Use
HOBLink J-Term contains many features that provide users with the ease of use they want. Each user can customize the taskbar in accordance with his or her own requirements. With the help of the macro recorder, oft-repeated actions can be automated. The comprehensive online help gives you valuable information on how to operate HOBLink J-Term.
HOBLink J-Term can be installed as a "saved client," i.e., the first time the program is called it is saved to the hard drive, so that the next time it is started, it need not again be downloaded from the server. However, a check is run to determine whether there is a newer version on the server. If this is the case the newer version will be downloaded. Unnecessary delays due to repetitious Applet downloads can thus be avoided.
For a better screen display, HOBLink J-Term can use high-quality raster fonts, enabling the terminal window size to be highly scalable with no loss of quality.
HOBLink J-Term supports GDDM (Graphical Data Display Manager).
HOBLink J-Term supports English, French, German and Spanish. When logging on to the Web server the client's operating system language is checked and automatically selected. The language can be changed at any time. HOBLink J-Term supports numerous host languages and codepages for IBM Mainframes.
For file transfer using an FTP server, HOBLink J-Term is equipped with an FTP browser. This FTP browser has a similar look-and-feel as the Windows Explorer, making intuitive operation possible. Directory content can be synchronized easily. The SSH client included with HOBLink J-Term enables communication over SFTP as well.
The Most Important Advantages at a Glance
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