Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 31, 2008
With the sale of NetManage to Micro Focus, Zephyr is fielding an increased number of enquiries regarding the replacement of the Rumba®, OnWeb® and OnNet terminal emulation software products. In response, Zephyr is pleased to launch a new Rumba® replacement campaign to help customers seamlessly switch to Zephyr's PASSPORT terminal emulation software.
Zephyr's PASSPORT terminal emulation software provides access to legacy applications found on IBM zSeries (mainframe), iSeries (AS/400) and UNIX systems. Like Rumba®, PASSPORT can also be used to integrate Visual Basic and C++ applications with legacy applications on the Windows desktop and features the use of VB Script as a foundation for productivity enhancing macros. Similarly, Zephyr's PASSPORT WEB TO HOST offers centralized administration, easy deployment and other features found in OnWeb® and OnNet.
In most cases, screen scraping applications written for Micro Focus' products like Rumba® that utilize the HLLAPI application programming interface can simply be used with PASSPORT as-is and no programmatic changes are required. This API compatibility is critical since many HLLAPI applications support Rumba® as a standard.
As organizations worldwide seek to cut costs and lower operational expenses, PASSPORT is the number one solution chosen to replace incumbent terminal emulation solutions such as Micro Focus' Rumba®, Attachmate's EXTRA! ® and IBM® Personal Communications or Client Access. Considerable savings can be realized through a flexible and tailored Zephyr software licensing plan.
The principal reasons to consider Zephyr's PASSPORT PC TO HOST® or PASSPORT WEB TO HOST® terminal emulation software as a replacement for Micro Focus Rumba® and OnWeb® are:
Reduced Cost - We can and regularly do reduce organizations terminal emulation costs by up to 73%, with no loss of functionality.
Simple and Fast Transition - With it's ability to be configured for Rumba® compatibility, customer trials show that PASSPORT can replace Rumba® simply and quickly.
Easily Administered, Flexible Licensing Options - Previous users of Rumba® have sited complex, time consuming license tracking and administration requirements. Zephyr offers flexible, hassle-free licensing plans tailored to suit each customer's individual needs.
Protect Existing Screen Scraping Applications - As mentioned, in most cases, HLLAPI-based screen-scraping applications written for Rumba® can be used as-is with PASSPORT and no programmatic changes are required.
Pure IP Design- PASSPORT, which was developed specifically for IP communication, is considerably smaller in terms of the installation size of Rumba® and is often quoted as being faster.
Ease of Deployment - Zephyr offers many standard ways to deploy PASSPORT: MSI, SMS, Citrix, Microsoft IIS and WebSphere.
Certified for Windows® Vista® - Unlike Rumba, PASSPORT PC TO HOST 2007 is Certified for Windows® Vista®.
If your organization uses Rumba®, OnNet or OnWeb® for host access and you are considering a replacement solution, please contact Zephyr to discuss the technical considerations and financial benefits associated in making a transition to a Zephyr solution.
PASSPORT PC TO HOST®, PASSPORT WEB TO HOST® and PASSPORT Host Integration Objects are registered trademarks of Zephyr Development Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
For more information about the RUMBA® Replacement Program, visit http://www.zephyrcorp.com/rumba-replacement-program.htm.