3270_and_5250

3270_and_5250
IBM Network Station™ Family of Thin Clients
Access for today, flexibility for tomorrow
Network Station
Manager V2R1 5250 and
3270 Client Overview
August 29, 1999
V2R1 Terminal Emulation Enhancements
5250, 3270
Scalable fonts, password / ID encryption, editable macros
and more....
Front of screen capture(s) with
multiple types of emulation sessions
running
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What's New
Everything you liked about V1R3 functions migrate to V2R1
V2R1 provides additional functions you asked for
Full screen coverage
Readability - scalable fonts
PC look and feel
All V1R3 PTF functions were integrated
with improved command/control options
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V2R1 5250 and 3270 NPT Client Preview
What's New
Look and feel improvements - common to 3270 and 5250
Scalable Fonts
Improved full screen coverage
Antialiasing support with 16 bit color models
8 bit only on 300 series
New Desktop manager
Reserved keys manageable
(i.e. PF10, PF4)
Windows-like desktop operation and appearance
Session jump keys, including session short names
Initialize Num Lock keyboard state - on or off
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V2R1 5250 and 3270 NPT Client Preview
What's New (continued)
Common operational and functional enhancements
Integration of R3 PTFs with full Help & MRI
Command line functions integrated
some placed into NSM for standard management
Augmented Help text, including keyboard functions
Over 60+ pages of on-line help
SSL version 3 telnet support
Secure host session access via the internet
Password and User ID encryption
Editable macros
Ability to edit and restore playback files
Use TCP/IP Host name as session name
Security and managability improvements
Multi session capacity
Limit number of sessions per user, without naming them
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Extensive Help
Rich functional help viewer
60+ pages of help text, also in remapper, color mapper
Keyword Search capability included
Print help text for later reference
Font size selection for help text readability
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Scalable fonts & manual size selection
Fonts size adjust automatically, as windows are resized, or
Fonts can be manually selected from the pull down menu
Example fonts available for 1024x768 resolution 24x80 session
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Familiar Control keys menu, like V1R3
Keys without PC keyboard nomenclature unique to 5250/3270
No need to refer to keyboard mapping "cheat sheet"
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Familiar Menus for ease-of-use options
Individual options have been enhanced
Same general access controls as V1R3 for each user
New Misc preferences for linear/block copy & audio on/off
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Print menu details
Single key print option also available
Supports Network, PCL, ASCII, or Postscript printers
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V2R1 3270 NPT Client Unique Functions
3270 Client Unique functions for V2R1
Auto-disconnect option (after inactivity period)
PDT (Printer Description Table) support
For additional ASCII PC printer customization
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V2R1 3489 (5250) fax/image enhancements
3489 JPEG
True color 16 bit support
"Extended baseline" JPEG format
supported
TIF and PCX color image formats
supported
Supported by Image Plus, & Real
Vision viewers
Image-enabled mode now enabled, by
default
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V2R1 Sales Considerations (All Clients)
122 key keyboard support - gone
Minimum Footprint increased
32 MB minimum
Original 16 MB machines not supported
up to 4X network traffic boot & application load
NLS coverage reduced
Latin 1 locales subset only
English, UK English, French, Belgian Fr, Canadian Fr,
Swiss Fr, German, Swiss German, Italian, Spanish, LA
Spanish, Swiss Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Dutch,
Belgian Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Portuguese,
Swedish
Comm error recovery
No messages if Boot Server connection broken
No Twinax Model 341 support
No Icon color change, if host data received (5250 & 3270)
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Yet to come - PTF function additions
Customized fonts for common CRT resolutions
tailored for full screen applications
optimized for 24x80, 27x132, 43x80 session sizes
improved readability, same size fonts
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Web sites for support info from the Lab
Tips and Techniques (sorted by component & release)
known limitations, and any work-arounds
"how to" information
Positioning and sizing information
may be limited to internal only
Pointers to all on-line pubs, including Red Books
Sample configuration files for custom cases (kiosks, etc)
Anything else that may be useful to technical people who are
setting up or selling Network Stations
3 different web sites for different audiences, single source:
External site http://www.pc.ibm.com/support/
no need to log in; just select Network Station product
Business Partner - http://www.pc.ibm.com/partner/infotips/
Internal only site - http://w3.pc.ibm.com/helpcenter/infotips/
seems to always require a userid & pw at the moment
Help text can be found at http://www.ibm.com/nc/pubs
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V2R1 - Continued NPT Client Improvements
More windows-like PC affinity
Better full screen coverage with scalable, antialiased fonts
SSL for improved security
Consistent family image, including VTxxx
Improved management via NSM GUI
Integrated all V1R3 PTFs
Extensive on-line help, with keyboard function definitions
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