Virtel serves 3270 screens to thin-client web browsers through straight TCP/IP connections. With nothing to install outside the host, deployment and support couldn't be simpler.
Performances and scalability are very high because they are not hampered by middleware: Virtel provides the shortest possible instruction path between host applications and web
browsers. Being thin-client, Virtel supports any and all web clients regardless of platform or OS, including mobile devices and Apple products. VPN-type security and multi-session
capability are integrated. And the solution provides all the infrastructure and tools needed to replace outdated 3270 screens with user friendly web pages (GUIs) when selected host
(3270) transactions must be extended to partners, clients, or new staff.
- Access to host (3270) applications from thin-client web browsers
- Universal web client support: today and tomorrow (future-proofed)
- Simple deployment and low support requirement
- VPN-type security and multi-session capability
- High performances and scalability
- Low web access TCO
- Infrastructure-ready to replace outdated 3270 screens with user friendly web pages (GUI)
Extending 3270 screens "as-is" to thin client web browsers
Installation and deployment – It takes only two hours to install Virtel on the host. Deployment is instant because there is nothing to install outside
the host: simply point the browsers to the installation-defined URL.
Presentation and ergonomics – With its default presentation template (no development required) Virtel serves each 3270 screen as a web page that retains
the familiar 3270 screen presentation and ergonomics, except for virtual PFKs served to mobile devices.
Serving 3270 screens as web pages with 3270 presentation and ergonomics + virtual PFKs
Growing out of 3270 screens and into user friendly web pages (GUIs)
Converting 3270 screens to full-screen GUIs – For new staff, clients and partners unfamiliar with the host applications, Virtel can be configured to
dynamically convert the 3270 screens into a user friendly web pages (GUIs) with:
- A redesigned workflow and tab/button-based navigation
- Drop-down lists, graphical calendars, and check boxes to assist the data entry
- New Ajax-based features (auto-suggest, auto-complete, etc) that accelerate or even automate data entry
Converting several 3270 screens into a user friendly web page
Converting 3270 screens to accordion layout GUIs – For the smaller displays of smartphones and PDAs, Virtel can be configured to serve accordion layout
web pages: it reduces the length of the rows, which allows using larger fonts for better readability.
Creating a mobile accordion web page from a 3270 screen
Serving users the presentation they need – To adapt to the different needs of concurrent users, Virtel can be configured to concurrently serve the same
3270 application with traditional 3270-screen, full-size GUI, and accordion layout presentations.
Serving the same application concurrently with 3270, GUI,
and accordion layout presentations