The Inventu FVTerm Web Terminal Emulation (Fast View Terminal) is a member of a family of software components packaged together as Inventu Viewer+. These components are designed to optimally connect between the old (terminal-based applications) and the new (web, web services, web and .NET applications) utilizing the Microsoft Windows server platform. Inventu FVTerm Web Terminal Emulation provides direct terminal emulation with the ability to read and write screen data both at the client and the server, without any modifications or redesign capabilities of the base screens.
Traditional Emulation Delivered within a Web Browser
The FVTerm emulator includes features normally associated with "fat-client" desktop emulators but without the installation hassles. These features include:
•FAST response times and snappy performance, exclusive from Inventu compared with other HTML-based emulators
•Block-Copy Clipboard support, with column detection for accurate pasting to spreadsheets of columnar data
•Scalable fonts - as browser is re-sized, font size scales to fit the window
•Broad selection of fonts that users can select based on personal taste
•Customizable keyboard (with server configuration file for defaults) including all function keys
•Keyboard buffering- can "pre-key" before screens even arrive
•True colors (controllable with style sheets) including 5250 color mode as well as foreground and background extended colors for both 3270 and VT emulations
•All host writes synchronized with web page
Emulation That Goes Beyond Obsolete Desktop Emulators
For customers wanting something beyond web-based scripting, the Inventu FVTerm Web Terminal Emulation screens can be merged at run-time with an enhanced Inventu Studio created ASP.NET user interface web application. This provides users of the Viewer ASP.NET Application the ability to access un-enhanced screens using a seamless integration of the terminal emulation, while instantly flipping back to enhanced web pages for screens that have been enhanced as web pages.
Modernize and Migrate Screen Applications with Microsoft .NET
The FVTerm/Config/Admin.html page provides highly flexible configuration to administrators, including high-level editing of the web.config file.
The web.config file in the FVTerm folder provides administrators with control over the default look-and-feel of the emulator (a number of style sheets are provided which mimic "greenscreen" as well as a number of color terminal options). Additionally, the administrator can chose to prevent users from modifying the default settings. This can make helpdesk interactions more productive, as it is easier for help desk personnel to identify fields if the colors are consistent across the install base.