3270 emulator


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3270 emulator

A plug-in board that turns a desktop computer into an IBM mainframe terminal. The first 3270 emulator was the Irma board from Attachmate Corporation. The board is sometimes called a "coax adapter" because of its coaxial cable connection to the IBM cluster controller.
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Key to this relationship was the work that Jerry Capaci did to get IBM to license and integrate its Java 3270 emulator (Host-on-Demand) into the Netscape Communicator Professional product.
o Application Programming Interfaces--Brixton supports three APIs: WHLLAPI, the WOSA-compliant version of IBM's EHLLAPI; BrxAPI, which allows all of the functionality of the 3270 emulator to be controlled programmatically from languages such as Visual Basic and Visual C++; and Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE), whereby the Brixton Client acts as a DDE server so that shared memory can be used to exchange data between applications.
3270 interactive response times were measured using a PC-resident 3270 emulator to access a mainframe file across the Frame Relay network.