Low Cost Mobile App for Windows Phones Puts IBM System z or System i Terminal Applications in System Administrators’ Pockets

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New version of Aton Connect for 3270 and 5250 mobile software gives data center administrators and mobile workers access to mission critical data from their Windows Phones. This latest edition provides SSL security using the Microsoft Security Framework built into the phones. The mobile app communicates with enterprise servers using the company's existing terminal emulation infrastructure. ROI is very fast because implementation does not require SOA or new middleware.

Aton International, Inc., Trusted Mobile Applications and Embedded Systems Developers, today announced the release of Aton Connect for 3270 and 5250 v8.5 for Windows Mobile 6.0, 6.1 and 6.5. The app provides data center administrators, system administrators and IT professionals a fast, secure way to access data center servers and initiate mainframe modernization projects without major investments in SOA or new middleware.

Because server issues crop up at odd hours, this mobile app gives system administrators rapid access from their phones to terminal applications at any time. Faster access to business critical information and better customer service are mandatory in today's economy. Enterprise integration managers can use Aton Connect as a low cost way to introduce a modernization project to a sales or business unit by using smartphones to give field staff actionable information wherever they are.

Aton Connect for 3270 and 5250 accesses corporate data from IBM System z (mainframes using TN3270) and IBM System i (AS/400 using TN5250) servers. These robust transaction processing machines are used in retail, government, banking and finance, transportation, and manufacturing.

The mobile app works with a company's existing infrastructure to provide remote access to enterprise servers from a Windows Phone using time-tested terminal emulation secured with SSL or VPNs. The tiny software client displays mainframe “green screens” on the users' touch screen phone just like terminal emulation applications on the user's notebook or desktop. There is no new server software to buy. The application resides totally on the phone. It is not necessary to modify programming on the enterprise servers themselves, saving time and expense. This makes Aton Connect for 3270 and 5250 a quick-to-implement option with fast ROI for meeting data needs of mobile workers.

Ease of use features include portrait or landscape full screen mode, full terminal emulation soft keyboard on the touch screen, the ability to record macros, programmable keys to save time on input and "on the fly" session switching which allow the user to access the host server and corporate intranet or the Internet without having to exit the enterprise server session. An incoming phone call will send the user's data session to the background where it is easily retrieved once the phone call is over.

This latest version of Aton Connect for 3270 and 5250 works on phones with touch screens that use the Windows Mobile operating system such as HTC TouchPro II, Samsung Omnia II, HTC Pure, LG eXpo and many more.

The downloadable software license has a special introductory price of $9.99 USD per phone making small deployments highly affordable for IT system administrators, sales teams, field service teams, college and university administrators and others who want real time access to enterprise data at a very low cost. Enterprise licenses which feature easy remote deployment and single registration key are also available.

30 day trial software can be downloaded from the Aton Connect product page. Knowledgeable technical support from Aton International, Inc. is available for trial users, as well as purchasers, so that testers are able to get a working result in the shortest time possible. There is also a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.

Licenses for Aton Connect for 3270 and 5250 may be purchased on the company's website, at Windows Marketplace for Mobile, at MobiHand.com and affiliates, at Share-It.com based in the US and Europe and and also through a number of corporate resellers.

Aton International, Inc. has been assisting organizations for over 25 years to get reliable data access from devices and systems. The company offers mobile applications and mobile/embedded software and firmware development for original equipment manufacturers, systems integrators and enterprise IT. Aton International, Inc. is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner based in Northern California.

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