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Host Emulation Add-On Running On non-Host Server

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014038D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is an add-on software to transform modern GUI of new applications into an old interface legacy system. This is to be implemented as an add-on to non-host servers. This manages legacy terminal sessions between terminals and server machines and transforms data obtained from server software into legacy terminal format (e.g. 3270 or 5250 data streams). This enables users to access modern servers in the same way they used for legacy systems and reduces education costs. The following figure illustrates how this disclosure is to be implemented: An existing solution to this problem is to transform the user interface of the legacy system into a more modern GUI. For example, there are a couple of products available that will transform a 3270 terminal screen into a GUI-based panel. This approach is adequate when users do nothing or very little about operations of legacy systems, however, for the users who are well accustomed to using the legacy system, the inverted approach is easier.

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Host Emulation Add-On Running On non-Host Server

Disclosed is an add-on software to transform modern GUI of new applications into an old interface legacy system.

This is to be implemented as an add-on to non-host servers. This manages legacy terminal sessions between terminals and server machines and transforms data obtained from server software into legacy terminal format
(e.g. 3270 or 5250 data streams). This enables users to access modern servers in the same way they used for legacy systems and reduces education costs. The following figure illustrates how this disclosure is to be implemented:

An existing solution to this problem is to transform the user interface of the legacy system into a more modern GUI. For example, there are a couple of products available that will transform a 3270 terminal screen into a GUI-based panel. This approach is adequate when users do nothing or very little about operations of legacy systems, however, for the users who are well accustomed to using the legacy system, the inverted approach is easier.

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