Inventu Viewer+ is a modern, high-performance server solution for businesses looking to connect to applications on IBM Mainframes, IBM i (AS400), Linux/UNIX and MultiValue systems. It can be used for instant access web-based terminal emulation as well as host integration, modernization and migration.
In addition to its ground-breaking FVTerm Pure Web Terminal Emulation Application, Inventu Viewer+ provides organizations with an easily implemented solution for re-use of existing application logic "locked-up" in screen-based applications. It does this through an approach that is based on decades of experience in screen integration technology. With its high value and low cost, starting with analysis on through to full life-cycle maintenance, Inventu Viewer+ is the easiest purchase decision available in the terminal emulation market today.
Using Inventu Viewer+, a company can start with the industry's best web terminal emulator and enable the optional ability for developers to create a wide variety of valuable, reusable application components within an organization, such as:
- Inquiry transactions (inventory on-hand for Web-based order-entry system)
- Update transactions (health insurance claims entry)
- User interface renovation (new graphical user interface for an application subset)
The following sections introduce the products and features that make-up the Inventu Viewer+ family.
Product: The FVTerm Fast View Web Terminal Emulator
Inventu Viewer+’s profile based configuration makes it possible to achieve flexible, high quality terminal emulation in any web browser. Users enjoy instant "one-click" terminal emulation, without the need for any add-ons or installation steps. FVTerm is the industry's best replacement option for Java Terminal Emulators like Host-On-Demand and Reflections for the Web. It provides lightning-fast desktop quality, with a bundle of popular features added over the years driven by customer requirements and experience.
We have successfully load-tested a 4,000 session test through the FVTerm web terminal application running 800 transactions / SECOND on only a 2 vCPU Virtual Windows Server with minimal latency introduced by the emulation service. Compare this to the competition, that typically requires a heavily resourced VM for ony a few hundred sessions.
Feature: Access Profiles Configuration Framework
Introduced in 2019 as an Inventu Exclusive, "Profiles Mode" configuration provides flexible administration of one or more terminal emulation access profiles. Enables easy discovery and selection by administrators of the Inventu Viewer+ FVTerm security, runtime and user interface features and options.
With a Host Definition Creation Wizard and a Profile Creation Wizard, the Configuration Framework solves the age-old problem of "which settings work?"/
Product: Base Terminal Emulation Server
The Inventu Viewer+ Base Terminal Emulation Server provides high performance server-based connectivity to IBM Mainframes, IBM AS400/iSeries, UNIX/Linux/VMS/MultiValue Systems supporting thousands of terminal sessions on a single server.
The Terminal Emulation Server is the basic foundation for the Inventu Viewer+ runtime environment and includes a variety of tools and utilities for managing the live server as well as diagnosing issues.
Product: Inventu Viewer+ Studio
Comprehensive Screen Integration Development Environment (IDE) for working with available resources such as screen application recordings and producing complete, production-ready web API services. With OpenAPI SWAGGER generation, a set of screens can be made available to your web developers to implement the best, well designed user interfaces. These can be accessed for purposes of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) or for custom productivity web applications.
Product: Inventu Terminal Emulation Network Appliance
Solve Large-Scale Web Terminal Emulation Challenges with the Integrated Inventu Network Appliance.
With a single purchase order, you can have a pre-loaded rack-mounted server from one of the three major vendors delivered to your premises.
Feature: Screen Workflow Recorders
With the Inventu Viewer+ product family, the first step of developing screen-integration web services or new web screen-replacement user interfaces is to record the screens involved. From signing-on to the system, through selecting menu options and entering search criteria, the Inventu Recorders capture all the activity for use with Inventu Designer Studio.
Feature: The Inventu Code Generation and Runtime Framework
The Inventu Code Generation and Runtime framework leverages object oriented design to integrate and navigate screen-based applications. It provides developers with a tool that exploits the power of code generation without sacrificing the ability to extend and enhance the generated application.
Feature: API/Web Service Design and Publisher
Add-in to Inventu Viewer+ Studio provides design of Web OpenAPI services, Web Service Solutions, Modules and Tasks which when generated create a complete .NET Visual Studio solution that builds immediately and is ready to edit in the latest versions of Visual Studio.
With the SWAGGER integration, an Inventu exclusive since 2018, API Clients can easily be generated for VueJS, Angular, React and other web UI development frameworks. Inventu can provide assistance in how to merge highly optimized implementations of your most important transactions with the FVTerm Terminal for a smooth upgrade to your user's productivity.
Feature: ASP.NET User Interface Application Generator
Add-in to Inventu Viewer+ Studio provides design of ASP.NET Web Pages derived directly or indirectly from screens that have been imported and mapped in Flynet Studio. Generates a complete .NET Visual Studio solution that builds immediately and is ready to edit in the latest versions of Visual Studio.
- Converts selected fields to a variety of custom ASP.NET web controls
- Enables splitting screen into separate panels and HTML divisions (DIV's) to facilitate label length expansion without disrupting layout of labels and fields
- Supports multi-row screen data including AS400 Subfiles