Core’s Visual Underneath Improves CTCBridge 5250’s Emulation Capabilities

Jim Martin

Core Technology (Lansing, Mich.) has announced it will be releasing a major update to its Visual Underneath screen transformation tool. Visual Underneath, which serves as an add-on tool for Core’s CTCBridge 5250 emulation for Java, is scheduled for availability on Oct. 31, 2000.

A browser-based solution that delivers full-featured 5250 emulation as a Java applet, CTCBridge 5250 for Java provides Internet or intranet access to AS/400® midrange systems either via MultiBridge, its Windows NT®-based communications server or natively on the AS/400. It runs on any client platform that supports a Java-based browser.

Visual Underneath acts as a filtering tool for non-programmers, enabling easy control over access, appearance and content of CTCBridge 5250 emulation screens. By using point-and-click implementation and providing an immediate view of editing results, Visual Underneath enables CTC5250 users to customize AS/400 data displays at the client level with no programming changes required on the host.

`With the new release, companies will be able to transform theirbrowser-based emulation screens from utilitarian to designer Web-page looks using graphics, color and additional Web elements. Other features include: addition of graphics such as .jpg or .gif files to screen presentations; ability to change sizes and types of Java-enabled fonts; designer-controlled colors instead of only standard choices; ability to add "combo"-type drop-down list boxes (enabling data input) as well as check boxes and radio buttons; and global filtering capability for defining a common look for all or aseries of screens.

Related Information:

  • Core Technology (new window)
  • Visual Underneath Overview (new window)
  • CTCBridge Overview (new window)