Stability and Convenience
Terminal execution of Windows console applications.
For local area networks...
Terminal Console software package allows remote execution of 32-bit applications working in Windows console environment.
The Terminal server launches the application on the application server and redirects the contents of the console window and buffer to the terminal system, thus allowing effective remote execution.
Terminal Console package implements a modern, centralized computing environment. It is especially recommended for multi-branch enterprises and businesses. The centralized terminal environment ensures low administration costs, high level of data security and offers great expansion potential.
A comparison of Terminal Console software with other terminal products offered by OTC is presented in the table. >>>
How does a console application work in terminal mode?
The user starts the gte program on his Windows or Linux computer. The program reads the required session parameters and connects to the server system where the specified application is launched. The application console window is reproduced on the terminal, while the keyboard and mouse events are sent to the application on the server. Even though the application is executed on a remote server, the users impression is one of working with a local program. The user does not have access to the application server desktop. His access is limited to the console window of the running application. This arrangement is especially recommended for business applications.
Times, when terminal architecture was suitable for wide area networks only, are over. In the terminal architecture applications are installed and executed on the application servers only, so substantial system administration cost savings can be accomplished even for a local area network operation.
... and for wide area networks
A very effective communication protocol is implemented in Terminal Console, in order to minimize the transfer of data between the application and the user terminal. At the same time, it reduces the reaction time of the application to keyboard and mouse inputs from the terminal. The content of the console buffer is sent in character mode, which greatly reduces the network traffic. The effective communication protocol makes this software very well suited for application in wide area networks. Even low throughput network connection can be used to connect several to dozens of terminals. The work comfort is only marginally inferior to the conditions of a local area network.
The concept of centralized data processing is important for applications used for business management. It means that all information for a multi-branch establishment or business is stored in one location, and is always up-to-date, complete and ready for processing. Operations which formerly required outside coordination between branches (e.g. selling stock from a warehouse belonging to another branch) are now straightforward. Complicated replication and synchronization mechanisms are not required anymore.
Centralized system architecture based on Terminal Console technology.
Main features of the software:
System requirementsApplication server
|Processor(s):||Recommended multi-processor or multi-core server|
|RAM||depending on the application, minimum 8MB per session|