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Enhanced Web Browser for mobile devices

Multiple host sessions

Supports up to four simultaneous pre-defined host sessions. Interactive, per-session configuration settings are maintained. Users may connect with any permutation of 3270, 5250, VT host or Web Browser sessions.

Hotkeys and menu context are available to jump between these sessions.

  • Simultaneously connect to different hosts
  • Multiple Web Browser sessions
  • Maintain independent session contexts
  • Easily switch between sessions

Data Collection Web Browser

Web based applications on industrial terminals are gaining rapid adoption because these are relatively easy to develop and allow display of graphically rich content. Our Web Browser addresses specialized data collection functionality requirements, such as key remapping, device lockdown, RFID and scanner integration etc that are not available with the built in Browser.

  • Web based applications
  • Multi-purpose device applications
  • Migration path from green screen to newer web based applications

Scripting

Our scripting capability provides a full JavaScript environment, which allows you to automate and extend the behavior of your data collection application. You can use pre-defined scripts and modify these to customize your business process workflow.

  • A rich, scriptable platform to customize and automate business process
  • Integrated control of scanner and RFID reader allows to differentiate your data collection solutions

RFID Support

Integrated configuration and controls of RFID peripherals allows for reading, writing, inventory and other tag operations.

  • Available for both TE and Web Browser sessions
  • Parse, validate, reformat or compute data right on the device prior to submitting it to your host application
  • Automate complex workflows with RFID operations without changing your host or web application.

SSL & SSH Security

Built in support for secure shell protocols (SSL and SSH) to provide strong data encryption and user authentication. This ensures confidentiality, authenticity and integrity of data exchanged between the handheld terminal and your host application.

  • revent data eavesdropping as it is encrypted while it travels over the network. This ensures that only legitimate recipients can access the transmitted data.
  • Ensure user authenticity
  • Deliver business applications to your mobile workforce without compromising on your organizations data or business systems.

Full Screen Mode

You can hide the Start Bar, the application menu and toolbars so the end user has no control to navigate away from the application. In addition you also get two precious rows of screen real estate as part of your terminal display area.

  • Additional rows for display area
  • Minimize production downtime by preventing users from changing device configuration and application settings.

Device Lockdown / Access Control

Administrators can prevent users from exiting our application. You can hide the Windows CE Start button, Start bar and also the application menu and tool bars so that the whole device screen is occupied by the terminal display. This prevents users from being able to change the application and device configurations or running any other application on the device.

  • Provides administrators the ability to lock down the device so users cannot navigate away from core business processes
  • Minimizes support costs
  • Simplifies business application workflow

Indicators

Visual Indicators for network RF signal, device battery strength and keyboard state can be configured. You can display, position and control these indicators for your Terminal Emulation and Web Browser sessions. You can also configure to receive notification if the RF signal or battery strength falls below a certain threshold.

  • Visual Indicators are available in full screen locked down configuration. This allows more screen real estate for the host application display area.
  • Alert notifications if Indicator strength falls below a configured threshold

Internationalization: Code Pages

All popular Western European languages are supported to display and input language specific special characters. Single byte language code pages are provided. Examples of supported code pages are Swedish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Finnish etc. Additional languages, which are represented by single byte code pages, such as Thai, Cyrillic, Greek and Turkish are also supported.

  • International customers

Multi-Byte Character set: Asia Pacific language support

Support for multi-byte character set (MBCS) languages, such as Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Japanese, Korean, Thai etc, is provided only for VT emulation. VT emulations also support the UTF-8 encoding and Single Byte Character Set (SBCS) encoding to support other languages such as Greek and Hebrew.

  • Asia Pacific language support
  • UTF-8 encoding support for VT emulations

Network Aware Features

Users have the ability to check network availability prior to sending data to the host. This manages exception scenarios when a user may roam out of RF coverage and ensure network availability prior to establishing a connection, sending data or if the device is resuming from a suspended state.

  • Minimizes user interaction during connection / re-connection attempts
  • Maximizes user productivity

Configurable KeyBar & Context Menus

You can customize a set of soft buttons to control and invoke any host specific keys or application operation. Users can select from a set of pre-defined KeyBar templates.

A Keybar can also be made to appear as a Context Menu, which would appear when you tap and hold the stylus on the terminal display screen.

  • Can make any host key or application operation available from a KeyBar soft button
  • Customize KeyBar buttons to associated with proprietary VT escape sequences

Meta keys

Meta keys are special keys that you can configure to act much like the state keys "Shift", "Alt" and "Ctrl" on a regular keyboard. They are used together with other keys to activate special actions and are especially helpful on devices with limited number of physical keys.

  • More key remapping options on devices with limited keys
  • Allows configuration of less key presses to achieve an action

Auto-start Sessions

Users may auto-connect on multiple host sessions when our application is launched. This can simply be enabled via session specific checkbox configuration.

  • liminates intermediate manual step
  • Minimizes retraining. Gives user direct access to familiar host application screen

Automatic login

Pre-recorded macros can be configured to launch automatically when a session is started and log into the host system. Users can configure their devices to go from "cold boot" to a host application screen without a single stylus tap.

  • Automates manual steps to enhance device usability

HotSpots

A HotSpot is an invisible field on the terminal screen where a user can tap with a stylus to execute a function. A Hotspot allows a user to interact with the host application with minimal needs for the special keypads. Instead the user can directly tap on the text in the terminal display to invoke the desired operation. All our products support HotSpots for 3270, 5250 and VT host sessions.

  • Leverages the "touch screen" interface of Windows CE to allow enhanced usability
  • Minimizes need for host specific keys

Dynamic Scroll and Cursor modes

Multiple modes are available to support automatic scrolling, so that the cursor / input field is visible. You can also lock a screen display to a specific row and column.

  • Automatic scrolling to current cursor location enhances user productivity and usability
  • Lock row / column position of display; backward compatibility with pre-existing applications

Legacy Extensions

All our terminal emulations support proprietary extensions used by legacy hardware terminal vendors. These include Intermec Extended Commands, Symbol IBM PRN, Telxon VT extensions and LXE block mode. This allows you to easily upgrade customers to newer terminals running our TE without having to change their host applications.

  • Seamless migration from legacy DOS / proprietary terminals to Windows CE / Pocket PC terminals

Screen Panning

Screen Panning allows an additional row and column on the display by providing an alternative to horizontal and vertical scroll bars. Imagine the host application screen as a sheet under the display on the handheld device. Screen Panning allows users to tap, hold and drag the terminal display screen in any direction to move hidden areas into view without the use of scroll bars.

  • Faster alternative to scrolling
  • Easier Touch screen usability

Configurable fonts

Users can add new fonts to the device for displaying the terminal text. Any fixed-width true type font file (.ttf) may be placed on the device and selected for terminal display. VT emulation also allows proportional fonts. Font sizes can easily be increased or decreased form the toolbar with a single stylus tap. Font weight can be changed as well.

  • Enhanced readability on both color and monochrome display screens
  • Single tap font size change

Macro Record and Playback

All our products have capability to record input keystrokes for a connected host session and subsequently play the recorded macros for easy, automated navigation through multiple host screens. The macro may also be auto-launched upon a session connection to get "auto-logon" capability.

  • Automates login steps to host application
  • Automate host application navigation

Color Schemes

A color scheme is a collection of colors mapped to a set of terminal display attributes. Users can select from a pre-defined color schemes or create a custom scheme based upon their preferences. Non-color displays will default to a Black-on-White or White-on-Black scheme.

  • Enhanced readability in varied lighting conditions

Cold boot persistence

Windows CE devices are diskless devices, which lose all installed applications and their configuration settings if the device cold boots or completely looses battery charge. You can easily setup our product to self install and restore all device and application configuration settings. Such setup varies by manufacturer and terminal.

  • Minimizes support costs and production down time

Host Session password

Any host session may be password protected with the user being prompted for a password when connecting that session.

  • Secure host session connection

Device / LU Name support

For IBM emulations (3270 and 5250), logical unit device name resource configuration is supported. This is used during connection negotiations.

  • Allows to better management and administration of SNA host resources

Integrated Demo modes

Simulated host terminal screens are integrated within our products for evaluation and sales demonstrations. No server component or network connection is required to run demo modes. Simply set the host name to demo.naurtech.com and connect.

  • Easy demonstrations without need for live host connection

VT220 DEC Multinational & NRC support

VT emulations fully support the DEC multinational character sets and National Replacement Character sets (NRC). This support is provided for over a dozen western European languages.

  • Supports international character sets for VT host sessions

VT Line Mode / Block Mode

This is a special optimization for VT host sessions. Data is buffered locally within the device prior to sending it to the host. Line mode optimizes usage of the network bandwidth and host resources.

  • Optimized network bandwidth usage for VT emulation sessions

VT Answerback String

This is a configurable text string that certain host applications require to identify the terminal.

  • Legacy application compatibility

Hot Keys

Predefined hot keys are available to interact with and invoke emulator operations.

  • User productivity

Automated Licensing

Simplifies the software registration process by querying a configurable Web server for an XML based registration file.

  • Easier deployment as individual devices do not have to be registered manually