• Subject: Re: Leased Line vs. ???
  • From: "Cynthia Kovarik" <ckovarik@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 15:53:57 -0500

What about DSL Internet connection with Web browser access?  I did a search
on Web emulation and ran across ThinView (www.thinview.com).  Have not used
so cannot comment.  Good luck!

Regards,
Cynthia
-----Original Message-----
From: D.BALE@handleman.com <D.BALE@handleman.com>
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Date: Thursday, November 09, 2000 3:40 PM
Subject: Leased Line vs. ???


>A situation came up where we need to stick an AS/400 "workstation" &
printer
>in Hawaii and "attach" it to an AS/400 in Reno, Nevada.  They're talking
about
>getting a leased line to do this at a startup cost of $1000 and monthly
fees
>of $900.
>
>Traffic volume is not expected to be significant; this workstation would be
>used primarily to request a shipping label to be printed on the label
printer.
> The display will be a PC, not a dumb terminal.
>
>What are some other options that could be considered at less cost?  Dial-up
is
>absolutely out of the question.
>
>I thought I had heard VPN (virtual private network) being used as a
>lower-cost, reliable alternative to leased line, but my memory is fuzzy on
>this.
>
>Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
>
>Dan Bale
>IT - AS/400
>Handleman Company
>248-362-4400  Ext. 4952
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