Irma board


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Irma board

The first 3270 emulator for PCs. Introduced in 1982, it was the first product to provide PC to IBM host connectivity. Irma was originally spelled all caps (IRMA) and was developed by Digital Communications Associates (DCA), which later merged with and became part of Attachmate Corporation. See twinax card.
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I don't access the library's catalogs through a communications program, but through an IRMA board in a PC that provides a direct connection to the campus computer center.
AN IBM 3270 emulation board or an IRMA board (a physical connection to a mainframe computer) and a mainframe account are also required.
Compared to IRMA boards, which were previously used to connect most of the micros to the mainframe, NET3270 offered easier workstation reconfiguration, better keyboard layout, faster display times and easier file-transfer facilities.