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terminal

 [ter´mĭ-nal]
1. forming or pertaining to an end.
2. a termination, end, or extremity, especially a nerve ending.
3. an input-output device that communicates with a computer and includes parts such as a keyboard and a printer.
dedicated terminal a terminal reserved for just one type of computer application.
dumb terminal a computer terminal capable both as an input device, sending data keyed in on the terminal keyboard, and as an output device, displaying data on a screen or printing it on paper. See also intelligent terminal.
intelligent terminal a computer terminal, or a microcomputer functioning as a terminal, that can process data files stored on mass storage devices (usually floppy disks). Such files may be either output files received from the host computer or input (command) files sent to the host computer. See also dumb terminal.
point of care terminal a computer terminal that serves as an input device to allow health professionals to enter data at the patient's bedside.

dumb terminal

Etymology: AS, tumb, mute; L, terminalis, end
a computer terminal that serves as an input or output device only and is incapable of performing any data-processing functions by itself. Compare intelligent terminal.
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Two-Tier/Server Side: Enhanced architectural design utilizes a mainframe-based server component that retains all of the performance, scalability and security characteristics of the original mainframe application; all 3270 screen manipulations are done in mainframe memory eliminating the need to broadcast heavyweight conversational 3270 protocols across multiple network layers to distributed servers.
The system utilizes our proprietary software protocol that can multiplex more than a hundred 3270 terminal sessions over a single 3270 coax.
Legacy Mobile for iPad is also available now as an OEM product for those application developers and companies wishing to include legacy 3270 and 5250 connectivity as a part of their iPad mobile application deployment capabilities.
The 3270 applet will be included with all shipping versions of Microsoft's future SNA Server product code-named "Babylon.
5-inch Maestro Elite 3270 unit features a seamless touch-panel that integrates the newest display technology for a highly responsive screen and an elegant, high-tech look.
A new feature called HOBLink Distribution enables system administrators to preconfigure HOBLink 3270 software for specific user's requirements, such as connection type, screen sessions, printer sessions, keyboard and mouse settings, as well as file transfer lists and user-specific icons.
Initially a specialist in legacy networking solutions involving environments such as SNA and 3270, JBM has since expanded that expertise to include IP and now cellular-based connectivity solutions.
Terminal emulator/rejuvenation applet for 3270 and 5250 legacy applications
Adapter Software Compatibility EZcommPCI 3270 adapters are compatible with software written for the IBM 3278/79 Advanced Coax adapter, and Attachmate/DCA IRMA coax adapters.
NEON's Shadow z/Services Distributed provides an easy to deploy runtime that integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and allows organizations to expose mainframe 3270 or 5250 screen based applications as XML-based Web services.
Symbio Technologies, he said, "breathes life into the diskless thin clients via its one-of-a-kind Symbio Boot Appliance (SBA), which is a non-proprietary product that runs terminal protocols including Windows(R) Terminal Services, Citrix(R), Linux/Unix(R), and IBM(R) 3270.