(PRWEB) February 3, 2005
As one of the market's very first IP-based connectivity solutions, the mature, feature-rich package is an ideal replacement for incumbent emulators, including IBM Host on Demand and IBM Personal CommunicationsÂ®. With its competitive pricing and licensing options, you can save thousands on the amount of money you would normally spend for host access.
Cost-Effective Subscription Licensing
For less than the cost most users pay for annual maintenance of products like IBM Host on Demand, Zephyr will issue a license of PASSPORT that includes host access, support and upgrades in a single package. As such, there are no extra maintenance costs. No hidden fees, and no surprises. Just fast, reliable emulation at a great price.
100-499 units: $25 per unit per year
500-999 units: $22 per unit per year
1,000-1,999 units: $20 per unit per year
2,000-4,999 units: $18 per unit per year
5,000-9,999 units: $16 per unit per year
10,000-19,999 units: $14 per unit per year
Server Component (for WEB TO HOST only): $1500 per server per year
VT/100, VT/220, TN3270E, TN5250E and SCO ANSI emulation clients
FTP file transfer client
Compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, 2000, NT, 98 or 95
Allows you to consolidate multiple emulators with one terminal emulation suite
Desktop-based emulation can be deployed using SMS, MSI, Citrix, Microsoft Terminal Server and other deployment methods
Browser-based emulation can be deployed from an Apache/Tomcat, BEA, IBM WebSphere or Microsoft IIS web server
Several advanced integration options for session-based screen interface
PASSPORT HLLAPI and Object Toolkits to ease integration development
Ability to use Visual Basic and VB Script to automate routine host activity
API compatibility for HLLAPI applications written for Attachmate, IBM, Rumba and Reflection
Free Attachmate macro conversion services for clients with an annual subscription license and a minimum of 500 licenses
100% Money Back Guarantee for customers with annual subscription licenses
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PASSPORT's use of the latest MicrosoftÂ® development tools for both PC and WEB TO HOST solutions, including Visual C/C++, the MicrosoftÂ® Foundation Class, and Visual Basic Script ensures a seamless migration to Windows XP/2000, without requiring costly software and hardware upgrades.
To seamlessly switch IBM Host on Demand software users to PASSPORT for host access, focus must be placed on the following areas:
PASSPORT offers flexible customization options, including an easily customizable keyboard layout, that can be configured and saved as part of a standard session profile for users. ItÂs very important to duplicate these user interfaces for a successful transition.
Some IBM Host on Demand software users have internally developed or third party applications that use the industry-standard HLLAPI (High Level Language Application Programming Interface) to extract and pass data using the host session. If youÂve developed HLLAPI applications using Visual C or Visual Basic, in most cases it will work with PASSPORT without any modification.
Scripting and Macros
Some IBM Host on Demand software users have developed scripts to automate routine host access functions. Network administrators have recorded log-on macros to help users launch their host access session(s). If this is a requirement, PASSPORT supports the use of VB Script and Visual Basic for macro development and session-based integration.
For those who use IBM Host on Demand for TN3270 or TN5250 host printing, PASSPORT excels in this area. By simply configuring an LU as a 3287 LU 1 or 3 session, you can route host print data through PASSPORT.
Increased Efficiency, Reliability and Speed
As a rich host access suite, PASSPORT properly handles the IP-based host data stream. So thereÂs no session lockups, no need to reboot the PC, no problems with cut and paste, etc. And, for many users, there is the added benefit of faster communication with the host Â especially if you access the OS/390 system directly. ThatÂs because PASSPORT is a pure 32-bit application thatÂs designed specifically for Microsoft XP/2000.
The bottom line is that you can solve persistent maintenance problems and see a noticeable improvement in speed by migrating from IBM Host on Demand to PASSPORT.
Quicktrial or Download Options
There are two ways to evaluate the PASSPORT software: either download a copy of the software or do a QuickTrial of the application. With QuickTrial, there is no server installation, you simply download the client from our web server. This is a fast and easy way to look at the PASSPORT software. For those that want to install the software on their own web server, you can download the full working copy of the software and complete a full evaluation.
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