James wrote:

<Yes, we have someone who uses them.  I think they're great if you want to keep
green screen around.  And if you have places that don't need PCs (and most
places don't) then they are a lot less work to keep running than a PC.  Set it
up once and forget about it.>

We still have a lot of Green Screen devices and line printers. The PC's we have
are connecting via TCP/IP and don't pass through the Perle unit anyway. Looks
to be something worth at least evaluating. Some of the key features are the NO
DISKETTE deal and the ability to configure via a web browser :-)

<I couldn't comment on the speed.  I guess the speed gains are compared to
dedicated analog phone lines?  If so then that all depends on the type of
connection from the e-twinax controller to your host.  A regular dail-up modem
connection won't necessarily gain you much.  But slap DSL on and yeah, a big
speed gain.>

I don't think they are comparing it to analog lines, because the specifically
mention "compare to Anynet/SNA-based products"...

<You should alsa note that they support encryption using a java server that
then sends the unencrypted data on to the AS/400.  The easiest way to set this
up (IMO) is to stick a linux box right next to your AS/400 and run the java
server on it.>

Did notice that and thanks for the additional information.

<I helped them fix their documentation on how to do this (at least I hope they
got it fixed).>

Sounds like they are open to input too then ? We use Synapse products for
connecting PC's and those folks are GREAT to work with !

<Let me know if you have more questions>

Will do. Thanks,

Chuck



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