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Terminal Emulator Windows Software – OpenText HostExplorer

The de facto standard terminal emulation software for accessing IBM® 3270 Mainframes, AS/400s, UNIX and FTP hosts from Microsoft Windows desktops

What is a terminal emulator?
Terminal emulation is the ability to make one computer terminal, typically a PC, appear to look like another, usually older type of terminal so that a user can access programs originally written to communicate with the other terminal type. OpenText HostExplorer is one of best terminal emulator software packages available for IBM® 3270 Mainframes, AS/400s, UNIX and FTP hosts.

Product Overview

OpenText™ HostExplorer is a terminal emulator that provides fast, secure and reliable connections from Microsoft® Windows® PCs to a variety of enterprise hosts. HostExplorer enables organizations to benefit from the latest PC and web technologies while protecting their investment in data, information assets and systems.

Terminal Emulator Features

  • PC-to-host emulator
  • Web-to-host emulator
  • 3270 sessions (IBM z/OS) terminal emulation
  • 5250 sessions (IBM AS/400) terminal emulation
  • VT (virtual terminal) sessions
  • WyseTerm emulation
  • Automatic upgrade functionality
  • Centralized deployment and management of user profiles
  • Easy migration from IBM PComm, MicroFocus Rumba, and Attachmate Extra!, including macro conversions

Benefits of HostExplorer Terminal Emulation

  • Easy browser access to terminal sessions
  • Easy migration preserves user experience, eliminates need for retraining and avoiding business workflow interruptions
  • Reduces maintenance cost and effort through automatic upgrades and centralized administration

Customer Testimonial

OpenText’s HostExplorer® Chosen as a Cost Effective and Seamless Solution to Replace Competing Terminal Emulator

One of the great things about HostExplorer is its configurability. Upon installation, our IT department had difficulty addressing the administration of the existing terminal emulation product because they had to manage the profile and settings for every computer. HostExplorer is an out-of-the-box solution that functions with minimal configuration and is much easier to deploy.

Herminio Navia, Director Clinical Applications, IT and Services, Saint Michael’s Medical Center

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