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TN5250 and AS400 (iSeries) Connectivity

TN5250 Security Emulation

BOSaNOVA Secure is the TN5250 emulation solution for securing a Desktop on the TCP/IP net. The software implements SSL and SSO (Single Sign ON) with Kerberos. Security emulation with TN5250 provides a comprehensive net security solution, including data on the net.

TN5250 Host-to-Web

BOSaNOVA Web Suite is a TN5250 Host-to-Web solution . Extend connectivity to branches, sales staff and other users via the web. Web Suite was designed to connect external users to the enterprise's iSeries via the Web and TN5250.

TN5250 Connectivity Over Twinax

Customized for the TDLC environment, the BOSaNOVA Plus 32 with TN5250 provides PC connectivity over Twinax to both AS/400 and SYS/36 hosts. Users ben efit from up to four sessions of full TN5250 display and printer emulation. BOSaNOVA Plus 32 includes DTF; BOS' advanced SQL-based data transfer application.


BOSaNOVA TCP/IP is the top TN5250 emulation which supports the vast range of iSeries versions, printers and PC workstations. TN5250 provides a central management and control tool for all clients. BOSaNOVA TCP/IP supports display and printer sessions in a PC workstation that is a fully compatible TN5250 session, delivering the required emulation. It also generates a rich TN5250e emulated display environment.

TN5250 Thin Clients

TN5250 support in High-Performance Linux Thin Clients

The BOSaNOVA LTC-550 offers the very best TN5250e and TN3270e emulation available for a LAN environment. Embedded TN5250e and TN3270e based display and printer emulation for connection to IBM iSeries (AS400) and zSeries (S/390) systems employ the best fonts in the industry, and feature VT100, Wyse 60 and Xterm emulators.

Performance tests measuring response time for our TN5250e and TN3270e embedded emulation indicate that the BOSaNOVA LTC-550 outperforms similar products based on Windows CE by a ratio of five to one!

TN5250 support in small form factor Thin Linux Client PCs

The BOSaNOVA RBT-366 (Linux) behaves like a CE.NET device with full screen applications, GUI 5250/3270 and Terminal Server access. Outperforming similar products by more than three times, the Rabbit thin client features advanced emulation with 8 TN5250 sessions and industry standard OS (Linux 2.6 Kernel). Other features include small form factor, split screen, rule cursor, macro support, multi-host, GUI, and 122-key keyboard support.

TN5250 support in C.E.-based Thin Client Computers

Typically, CE-based thin clients support only full-screen applications. The BOSaNOVA WTC-550 and small form factor RBT-320 (C.E.) thin client, however, enable multiple browser windows within a single browser instance. As a result, pop-up windows work as expected. These thin clients feature unique TN5250 split screen support. The RBT-320 and WTC-550 also feature advanced emulation with 4 TN5250 sessions and 122-key keyboard support.

TN5250 support in XP Thin Clients

The BOSaNOVA Windows thin client offers the award-winning BOSaNOVA TCP/IP emulation and an optional 122-key driverless PC keyboard. The XTC-550 and XTC-1000 both include embedded TN5250e based terminal emulation for connection to IBM AS400 software (iSeries) including display, and printing with Host ExplorerTM, SQL-based data transfer, and MorphExpressTM GUI.


BOSaNOVA Thin Client Specifications for TN5250

BOSaNOVA thin clients feature TN5250 emulation that support numerous AS400 software applications in addition to printers and PC workstations. BOSaNOVA thin client TN5250 sessions display a rich TN5250e emulated environnent, and include central management for all clients.

TN5250 Emulation Features:


Easy installation and maintenance; Supports Office Vision/text assist ; Supports CITRIX and Terminal Server

Graphical System Administration

Image mapping option; Supports displays 5251, 5291, 3196, 3179-2, 3180, 3477FC (with ECB support); MorphExpressT On-the-Fly GUI.

Remote System Console Connectivity

External Link; End-client workstation server independence; Remote command client

File Transfers

Screen data can be copied/pasted directly into Excel; Host explorer for copy files from/to iSeries IFS; FTP client


Macros option; Better Auto-recovery

Printer Emulation

Keyboard mapping; 01/102 or 122 keyboards; Up to 32 simultaneous display and printer sessions ; Supports TCP/IP printing capability designed especially to print AS/400 data on local or networked printers, without a router. Supports simulation of 5224 printer model

Client Server Database Connectivity

SQL-based data file transfer utility designed specifically for use with the AS/400; Central management server for all distributed end-client workstations

TN5250 General Information

AS400 software required to run IBM's seminal AS400 mainframe is fully integrated into the system. AS400 applications can run on any single-processor machine due to AS400's virtual instruction set. The traditional AS400 system also features one or more IBM 5250 dumb terminals along with printers and system applications.

Today, however, it is more common to use PC or web based terminal emulation packages that can interpret and display 5250 data streams. TN5250 is one such terminal emulation package, and it is also an open source standard.*

Source: Wikipedia: AS400 software & IBM 5250 .

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