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 Digital Communications Associates. The board is sometimes called a "coax adapter" because of its coaxial cable connection to the IBM terminal controller. See terminal emulation and IRMA board.
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Therefore, McGill decided to write its own 3270 emulator that would not rely on any one specialized network architecture and which could use the existing campus networks.
Satori Automation's ScriptMate 1.0, allows users of DOS, Windows, or OS/2 PM 3270 emulators to automate routine micro-to-mainframe sessions, including file transfers and data transmission.
A task force last year evaluated SNA gateways and 3270 emulators to come up with a standard for the backbone.