PASSPORT Host Integration Objects at SHARE Enterprise Conference

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Zephyr is pleased to pre-announce the release of a new version of PASSPORT Host Integration Objects (HIO 2011) which will be available for download from our web site next month. Full details on PASSPORT Host Integration Objects 2011 will be available at the SHARE conference in Orlando, FL, August 7-12, 2011.

PASSPORT HIO is Zephyr's market-leading, non-intrusive IBM System z and System i host application integration software that allows programmers to quickly create server or client based applications to access and integrate with existing mainframe (system z) or AS/400 (System i) business applications. PASSPORT HIO offers a fast, low risk approach to reusing valuable business processes that have been adapted and perfected over many years and can also eliminate the need for terminal emulation.

Some examples of PASSPORT HIO uses are:

Insurance Claims Station. A few of our larger Insurance customers have integrated the 3270 claims processes with their other non-mainframe databases and applications, providing claims agents with single desktop application and improving productivity.

Medicare and Medicaid access. Programmed access to these essential systems for a large number of hospitals and healthcare organizations. The solutions reduce the need for terminal emulation and system operators and offer very fast access for checking status from these systems such as claims checking.

Retail POS. Solution linking POS terminals with centralized applications running on IBM mainframes.

Call Center Integration. Similar to Insurance claims station, using PASSPORT HIO has helped reduce the call time and improve the productivity of call center agents. It has also been used to reduce the number of terminal emulators and their operators by embedding large numbers of host sessions that demand extensive screen scraping. IVR integration. HIO used as a solution for connecting interactive voice response systems to IBM 3270 and 5250 applications.

HIO 2011 will have some key enhancements that include:

Clientless Terminal Emulation. Using just HTTP or HTTPS, HIO 2011 will offer secure and fast access to IBM mainframes and AS/400's without the need to install any software on the clients. This will work from any browser and any device.

New fully functioning sample applications to help programmers achieve faster results.

Access to Zephyr's mainframe based applications for development and testing.

Full details on PASSPORT Host Integration Objects 2011 will be available at the SHARE conference in Orlando, FL, August 7-12, 2011. Make plans to visit the Zephyr booth to see PASSPORT HIO as well as our flagship terminal emulation products PASSPORT PC TO HOST® and PASSPORT WEB TO HOST® .

At the Zephyr stand, you can also register to win exciting prizes that will be awarded at the conclusion of the SHARE conference.

SHARE Inc. is an independent, volunteer-run association providing enterprise technology professionals with continuous education and training, valuable professional networking and effective industry influence.

Other Upcoming Conferences

October 3-5: System z Technical University Miami, USA

In 2011, IBM celebrates and reflects on 100 years of Innovation, bold risks and transformative breakthroughs. Embrace next century possibilities with:

System z Technical Strategies and Architectures
DB2, IMS, and Application Development
CICS, WebSphere, and Networking
More strategic and architectual sessions designed for CTOs
See the newly announced IBM zEnterprise 114 (z114) in the Solution Center
Also get the latest update on System z Technical Strategies and Architectures.

November 1-2: GSE UK Northampton, UK

GUIDE SHARE EUROPE (GSE) is an international non-profit association of companies, organisations and individuals involved in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions based on IBM architectures. Formed by the merger of G.U.I.D.E and SHARE Europe - both well established user groups with over 35 years of experience - GSE is an authoritative forum aimed at supporting the everyday needs of ICT professionals

About Zephyr

Zephyr is an established developer of advanced terminal emulation and legacy application integration solutions for Microsoft Windows. Through its PASSPORT family of host access products, Zephyr provides connectivity services to leading organizations worldwide.

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