GI/TERM provides graphical terminal emulation for TPF systems. It offers ALC CRT and ALC printer support and enhances any TPF testing environment.
Enhances New Development Tools
Some important new development tools in the TPF world - namely IBM's VisualAge/TPF - provide no terminal interface with which to conduct testing. GI/TERM steps in to enhance those development tools by providing easy and graphical access to TPF terminals on the PC.
Enhances Existing Environments
But GI/TERM's usefulness is not limited to enhancing new development tools; it enhances current TPF environments also. Working on the PCs that programmers already have, GI/TERM uses the TCP/IP protocal to provide seamless terminal connectivity over the Internet and over company intranets.
TPF Testing Aware
Because TPF Software understands TPF testing and has a long history with TPF terminal emulation, we are able to tailor the GI/TERM interface to the concerns that TPF shops have. For example, our testing features such as the recording and automated playback of messages are integrated directly into the graphical interface of the terminals.
Convenient and Powerful to use
GI/TERM allows multiple system connections through a simple, powerful interface. The main window of the application displays a list of the available TPF systems. To open the terminals associated with a system, simply double click the system name.
Activated hosts have a highlighted and "plugged-in" appearance on the GI/TERM main window. Once terminals have been activated, the main window can be used to connect to other systems or shut down existing connections.
Customizable and Modern
The GI/TERM terminal windows provide all the convenience of a modern user interface: a graphical display with customizable colors, convenient tool buttons and menus, and copying and pasting, among other features. In addition, the terminals provide record, playback, and log abilities. The record, playback, and log window can either be "docked" (attached) to the bottom of the terminal window, or it can "float" separately, according to the user's preferences; the window can easily be detached and reattached using drag and drop. It can also be hidden until it is required.
GI/TERM Control Center
The GI/TERM Control Center is powerful but easy to use.
The available TPF systems are displayed in a list. To connect to a TPF system, simply double click the system name in the list.
GI/TERM launches all the terminals (ALC CRTs, ALC printers) associated with that system.
Icons for systems appear gray and "unplugged" until they are activated--then they become highlighted and plugged in.
Once terminals have been activated, the Control Centercan be used to shut down the system and all of its associated terminal windows, or to connect to a new TPF system.
GI/TERM Terminal Window
The GI/TERM terminal windows make it easy to test TPF transactions.
Different colors can be assigned to input before it is sent, input after it is sent, and output that is returned from the host. All colors, including the terminal background itself, are fully customizable.
Convenient tool buttons provide access to record, playback, and log features, as well as copy, cut and paste. In addition, the full retrieve list is available on the toolbar at all times.
The GI/TERM message windows let programmers control the record, playback, and log features of GI/TERM.
The message facility window can either "float" separately from the terminal, or it can "dock" to the bottom of the terminal window.