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Glink for iPad/iPhone/iPod is now available on the App Store

The wait is over! G&R is very proud to announce our first product for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Glink for iPad/iPhone/iPod is a port of our immensely successful and popular Glink for Windows product that has been chosen by more than 600,000 people world wide for connection to legacy host applications.

What is Glink for iPad/iPhone?

Glink for iPad/iPhone is an App for fast, efficient and highly functional terminal emulation and communication with legacy host systems. It includes terminal emulations for the Bull, IBM, Open Systems and Public Information environments and uses standard TCP/IP protocols for communications with the legacy systems. For Bull legacy systems, Glink offers the extremely efficient G&R/Ggate protocol in addition to TNVIP and Telnet.

A configurable multi-toolbar where you put frequently used operations, recorded as macros, and function keys makes Glink a very powerful tool. 

In Glink for iPad/iPhone we:

  • have carefully ported decades of experience, as well as proven emulation and communication code, from Glink for Windows to IOS. We have also included the popular and powerful macro feature that all Glink users know and appreciate
  • provide you with reliable terminal emulation software that you install and administrate on the device using techniques that are standard for Apple’s handheld devices.

 Look-and-Feel: 

  • Glink is compliant with Apple’s design guidelines for the iPad/iPhone/iPod devices. Zooming, scrolling, selection, focus, enabling/disabling of keyboard are implemented the same way as in Apple’s Safari browser.
  • Multiple customized toolbars are available from a single multi-toolbar line. Tap the list icon to select the appropriate toolbar.
  • Glink's macro feature minimizes the need for keyboard entry and is a very useful tool for automating logon or frequently used operations involving multiple interaction steps with the host. The macros are easily assigned to buttons on the toolbar with your customized text.

Installation and configuration: Glink for iPad/iPhone is a client App, downloaded from the App Store and installed and configured on each user’s device

Security: For a secure and encrypted connection to your host systems, you setup a Virtual Private Network (VPN) link to the company network.

Print: Glink supports printing from the host. Both print from Unix/Linux hosts and print from Bull hosts when the Ggate server or another TNVIP server merges the print into the terminal session.

Glink for iPad/iPhone/iPod is now available on the App Store as four different apps:

  • Glink : Full version that includes all emulations and communication protocols. Glink is used to access applications running on Bull, IBM, DEC, UNIX and Linux host systems. Glink has emulations for the IBM 3270 and 5250 terminals, Bull Questar DKU7107 and DKU7211 terminals, Bull VIP7800, VIP7760 and VIP7700 terminals, and DEC VT320 and VT102 terminals. ANSI 3.64 is supported for general communications work.
  • Glink 3270 : Glink 3270 is used to access applications running on IBM host systems. Glink 3270 emulates all IBM 3270 terminals and uses the TN3270 protocol for communication with the host systems.
  • Glink 5250 : Glink 5250 is used to access applications running on IBM iSeries systems. Glink 5250 emulates all IBM 5250 terminals and uses the TN5250 protocol for communication with the host systems.
  • Glink VT : Glink VT is used to access applications running on UNIX, Linux and DEC host systems. Glink VT emulates DEC VT100/220/320 terminals and uses the Telnet protocol for communication with the host systems.
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