• Subject: RE: Andrew 3xPlus Software
  • From: "Art Tostaine, Jr." <Art@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 21:48:33 -0400
  • Importance: Normal

The ETU product that ran on the AS/400 in conjunction with the PC Dialup 
protocol converter was the
worst piece of software I've ever used (except maybe for my own).

It would work one day, not work the next.  We found work around after work 
around, but never
actually fixed the problem.  Uploads would just stop.

Right before Andrew went out of business/got bought, they started charging for 
tech support calls.
We stopped using them.

THE WORST.  Oops, also Native Software's AS/400 emulator product on the PC.  
Now that was JUNK.

Art Tostaine, Jr.
CCA, Inc.
Jackson, NJ 08527


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-midrange-l@midrange.com
[mailto:owner-midrange-l@midrange.com]On Behalf Of Jerome Draper
Sent: Tuesday, October 26, 1999 8:11 PM
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
Subject: Re: Andrew 3xPlus Software


What version of Andrew 3xPlus software are you on?  That might make a
difference if there is a "newer than '92" version available.  I remember
3.41 but I know that this product has been discontinued.

The original was written by the engineers that are Synapse today (NetWolf,
WinAPPC, WinTwin, RemoteAPPC).  In fact, 3xPlus was the first product of
Joe Frank's first company Software Systems, Inc. which later became Emerald
which later became Andrew.  I believe it was actually the very first 5250
emulation product ever produced beating IBM by 6 months or so.  It is the
first emulation product I ever used on my brand spanking new PC-XT and a
Rixon Sangamo 208AB modem to remotely support 5251 mod 12 sewing plants
around the US.

Amazing its lifespan.

I believe that the NSRouter is capable of running over this SDLC card.
Attachmate used this card extensively for their SDLC requirements until
recently.

Regards,


Jerry


At 01:21 PM 10/26/1999 -0700, you wrote:
>A long time ago.....I installed a remote dial up solution for a company
>that uses their remote site 2 months out of the year...
>
>They've got an old 386 PC connected to their CISC AS/400 via an Andrew
>5250 remote card and the Andrew 3xPlus software.  This thing sits idle
>all year, and then they crank it up in mid October to mid December.
>It's worked great for years, but this year the printing function is
>broken.  When they try to print invoices,  the printer doesn't always
>carriage return when it should.
>
>Here are some additional clues that I've gathered:
>*This only happens at this remote site printer, printers that are local
>attached at the main office work fine.
>*You can generate an invoice at the remote site and print it at the main
>office, and that works fine.
>*If you print something other than a joblog on this printer, it neglects
>to carraige return correctly
>*The Printer is a Toshiba 341
>*The Andrew Software is emulating a Toshiba 341
>*IBM came in last month and upgraded them from V3R0M5 to V3R2.
>*The Andrew Software is vintage 1992  :(
>
>I'm suspecting that something in V3R2 has broken the old Andrew code,
>and that by reconfiguring the Andrew software we can make this work.
>Has anyone else run across this when they upgraded to V3R2 (think back
>now folks :).
>
>Thanks for any help that you can provide.   BTW, the customer has
>already bought into the idea of updating this stuff for next season, but
>they are in the middle of the busy season where they make all of their
>money for the whole year so they want a fix as fast as possible..... can
>this be fixed?
>
>Thanks,
>
>jte
>
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Jerry Draper, Trilobyte Software Systems, since 1976
Specializing in connecting PC's, Windows, MAC's, and LAN's to the AS/400
Representing Synapse, Apple, IBM, UDS, Nlynx, MI, Perle, Netsoft, etc.
(415) 457-3431; (415) 258-1658fax; jdraper@wco.com
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