NGTERM Specification/Data Sheet

Provides terminal access to REAL/32 Servers from a remote PC

Supports direct serial connection, dial-up modem, leased line, Cable modems, ADSL, ISDN or TCP/IP network connections.
Maintains a connection database for dial-up and TCP/IP network links.
Can be run under Windows 95/98/98SE, ME, Windows NT4.0/2000 and XP
Supports colour text modes for remote DOS applications
Supports wide area network connections using TCP/IP compatible bridge/routers
Compatible with REAL/32 line monitor when using dial-up modem connections
Supports direct and widows printing from an application running on host REAL/32 server.
Built in file transfer for use with REAL/32 coming soon . . . 

NGTERM - Main Features

Using IMS terminal emulation technology NGTERM forms a complete remote access solution for REAL/32. It allows REAL/32 compatible applications running on the host, to be presented on a remote PC running Windows 95/98/98SE, ME, Windows NT V4.0/2000 and XP.


Physical Connections

Serial Lines

NGTERM can communicate directly to the host REAL/32  server via a standard null modem RS232 cable connected to the local Windows COMx ports. Depending on the speed of the local machine, speeds of up to 115Kb can be achieved. Buffered UART chips are strongly recommended for the local PC.

Modem Lines/ Leased Lines & ISDN

NGTERM will support any Windows compatible modem for dial-up links, which has been installed under the host Windows systems. NGTERM will initialise the modem and perform the dialing and connection sequence with minimal user input. It can maintain a list of phone numbers with associated descriptions. The user can select from the list to dial the appropriate number. This can be used in a support organisation, for example, to maintain a list of customer sites. A standard modem cable is used to connect the modem with the local COM 1 COM2, COM3 or COM4 port. The COM port MUST have buffered UARTS for NGTERM to function correctly. Alternatively, an internal modem can be used configured as a COM 1 COM2, COM3 or COM4 port, including PCMCIA modems.

For leased lines, an appropriate line driver must be used. NGTERM functions as though it has a direct serial connection.

ISDN lines require a suitable ISDN Terminal Adapter (TA). This is a digital version of a modem. TA's are used very much like dial-up modems and use standard initialisation and dial strings. Consult your ISDN provider for a suitable TA.

Network Connections

NGTERM uses the TCP/IP networking protocol when used across a network link and can be used the Internet to connect to an Internet connected REAL/32 server.

The IMS Connectivity Extension Pack contains a suitable TCP/IP networking stack and low level drivers for a wide range of networking cards for REAL/32 has the networking built it..

Licensing on REAL/32

NGTERM is licensed per remote user. For example, if a team of traveling sales people each need access to their central office based REAL/32 machine from a remote location, they would each need a licensed copy of NGTERM. Conversely, if a support engineer requires access to many REAL/32 systems (at each of his customer sites), he would only require a single licensed copy of NGTERM for his own machine.

Technical Specifications

An administration password system is used to protect the settings (once a password has been entered)
Serial connections will be made using pre-installed Windows modems/connections
A default server connection can be set
An address book allows multiple connections to be defined and the required connection selected at will
It can print to LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, COM1 COM2 COM3 or COM4 and any windows printers.
It can be run at full screen in all-current versions of Windows.
The TCP/IP port can be preset to 159 for a web server system (connects in place of Javaterm) or port 160 using the NGTERM.sys driver using REAL/32.
The actual connection port can be selected on all systems either Auto or a specified port number (up to 32 under REAL/32)
The main top status line confirms what server the terminal is connected to.
Esc codes can also be used to minimise, maximise, bring to the front the terminal window from within your application.


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Last modified: Wednesday February 04, 2004.