The Jacada Innovator product still isn't generally available, even though it was initially announced over a year ago. If it ever ships, it should be relatively fast, and shouldn't use many more AS/400 system resources than Telnet. It intercepts your workstation calls, so that a 5250 datastream never has to be generated or processed. The GUI screen generator is relatively easy to use, but does some require some training. As with most text conversion products, the amount of time you need to spend modifying your panels will depend on whether you decide you can live with their default look and feel; the more things you decide to modify, the longer your conversion will take. The biggest exposure is that all of your existing source programs, whether they are in COBOL or RPG, will need to be modified. The conversion is automated, but you will need to plan on retesting everything. If you used DDS in a very standard way, this conversion should be straightforward. It is certainly an option worth considering, but be careful not to sign up for a pure bait and switch, where they hook you on Innovator, and then sell you one of their older 5250-based products instead. Janet Krueger Rochester Technology Center www.dhagroup.com/rtc/ Question, has anyone ever used the Jacada Innovator product? This is a fascinating product to me. Seems like a Gui replacement for the 5250 data stream and uses the PC as it should be used (Data Presentation) and the AS/400 as it should be used(As a server). Things I wonder about are: 1. Speed. How fast is it? 2. How easy is it to use the Gui Screen generator? 3. How much modification do you have to do to the generated Gui Screens? 4. Is it stable? +--- | This is the Midrange System Mailing List! | To submit a new message, send your mail to MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com. | To subscribe to this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-SUB@midrange.com. | To unsubscribe from this list send email to MIDRANGE-L-UNSUB@midrange.com. | Questions should be directed to the list owner/operator: email@example.com +---
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