DT-X5, DT-X10 and Naurtech's CETerm Terminal Emulator
The device tailored CETerm terminal emulator developed for
DT-X5 and DT-X10 series is a cost effective and well-proven application. It is the "best of breed" emulation client available for WindowsCE
based handheld terminals, and offers you an "out-of-the-box" solution to access
business data residing on IBM3270, IBM AS/400 (5250), VT hosts and HTML based
Web Server from the CASIO terminals over Wireless LAN or Wireless Wide Area Network.
Feature Highlights for CETerm 5.1
1. Multiple host sessions
Supports up to four simultaneous pre-defined host sessions.
Interactive, per-session configuration settings are maintained.
Users may connect with any permutation of 3270, 5250, VT host or
HTML Web Browser sessions.
Hotkeys and menu context are available to jump between these
2. Data Collection Web Browser
Many customers view Pocket PC / Windows CE devices as multipurpose
handheld devices, from which they should not only access
their legacy host applications, but also web based applications. The
integrated Web Browser addresses specialized data collection
functionality requirements, such as key remapping, device
lockdown, RFID and scanner integration etc that are not possible
3. Scripting Workflow Automation Engine
environment, which allows you to automate and extend the
behavior of your data collection application. You can use predefined
scripts and modify these to customize your business
4. Custom Keyboard mapping
Physical keys on the device can be re-mapped to invoke any
application operation or host key action. Keys can be remapped to:
• another key
• an application operation such as "Print"
• a host specific key such as "F4" or "Field Exit"
• a text string such as "My input string"
• a null operation (to disable the key)
Full Screen Mode
You can now hide the Start Bar, the Application menu and toolbars
so that the end user has no control to navigate away from the
application. In addition you also get two precious rows of screen
real estate as part of your terminal display area.
6. Device Lockdown / Access Control
Device Lockdown allows administrators to prevent users from
exiting our Smart Client. You can hide the Windows CE "Start"
button, Start bar and also the application menu and tool bars so
that the whole device display area is occupied by the terminal
display. Administrators can "lock out" users from the operating
system so as to prevent users from being able to change the
application and device configurations. This also prevents users
from running any other application on the device. The device may
be configured to automatically boot into our application and autoconnect
to the host.
Visual Indicators for network RF signal, device battery strength,
keyboard state and browser "page loading" animation can be
configured. You can display, position and control these indicators
for your Terminal Emulation and Web Browser sessions. You can
also configure to receive notification if the RF signal or battery
strength falls below a certain threshold. The same information may
also be displayed as a Keybar button.
8. Internationalization: Code Pages
All popular Western European languages are supported to display
and input language specific special characters. Single byte
language code pages are provided. Examples of supported code
pages are Swedish, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Finnish
etc. Additional languages, which are represented by single byte
code pages, such as Thai, Cyrillic, Greek and Turkish are also
9. Multi-Byte Character set: Asia Pacific language support
Support for multi-byte character set (MBCS) languages, such as
Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Japanese, Korean, Thai etc, is
provided only for VT emulation. VT emulations also support the
UTF-8 encoding and Single Byte Character Set (SBCS) encoding to
support other languages such as Greek and Hebrew. Equivalent
support for IBM emulations is not available yet.
10. Network Aware
Users can now configure to "Check network on Connect" or "Check
network on Resume" to ensure network availability prior to
establishing a connection if network coverage is lost or if the device
is resuming from a suspended state. Additional capabilities include
notifying the user to return to coverage area if network connectivity
is lost while roaming out of coverage.
For browser sessions, which are stateless and do not require
continuous connectivity, users can also check network availability
before every data send operation.
11. Configurable KeyBar &
The configurable KeyBar allows users to customize a set of soft
buttons to control and invoke any host specific keys or application
operation. Users can select from a set of pre-defined KeyBar
templates. In addition they can also configure up to six custom
templates of their own. Users can navigate between a selected set
of KeyBar templates.
A Keybar can also be made to appear as a Context Menu, which
would appear when you tap and hold the stylus on the terminal
12. Meta keys
Meta keys are special keys that you can configure to act much
like the state keys "Shift", "Alt" and "Ctrl" on a regular keyboard.
They are used together with other keys to activate special actions.
Meta keys can be assigned to hardware keys for use in key
remapping. They are especially helpful on devices with limited
number of physical keys.
13. Auto-start Sessions
Users may launch multiple host sessions when our Smart Client is
started. This can simply be enabled via session specific checkbox
14. Automatic login
Pre-recorded macros can be configured to launch automatically
when a session is started and log into the host system. Users can
configure their devices to go from "cold boot" to a host application
screen without a single stylus tap.
A HotSpot is an invisible field on the terminal screen where a user
can tap with a stylus to execute a function. A Hotspot thus allows a
user to interact with the host application with minimal needs for the
special keypads. Instead the user can directly tap on the text in the
terminal display to invoke the desired operation. All our Smart
Clients support HotSpots for 3270, 5250 and VT host sessions.
16. Dynamic Cursor View
Multiple cursor modes are available to support automatic scrolling,
so that the cursor / input field is visible. The terminal display window
will "track" and follow the cursor. In addition, you can lock a screen
display to a specific row and column. These view modes are
configurable for each session.
17. Legacy Extensions
All our terminal emulations support proprietary protocols used by
legacy hardware terminal vendors so as to easily migrate
customers to new / upgrade terminals. These include "Intermec
Extended Commands", "Symbol IBM PRN", "Telxon VT extensions"
and "LXE block mode".
18. Screen Panning
Screen Panning allows an additional row and column on the display
by providing an alternative to horizontal and vertical scroll bars.
Imagine the host application screen as a large sheet under the
display on the handheld device. Screen Panning allows users to
"tap", "hold" and "drag" the terminal display screen in any direction
to move hidden areas of the host display into view on the handheld
device without the use of scroll bars.
19. Configurable fonts
All our Smart Clients allow users to include new fonts for displaying
the terminal text. Any fixed-width true type font file (.ttf) may be
placed on the device and selected for terminal display. VT
emulation also allows proportional fonts. Font sizes can easily be
increased or decreased form the toolbar with a single stylus tap.
Font weight can be changed as well.
20. Macro Record and
All our Smart Clients have capability to record input keystrokes for a
connected host session and subsequently play the recorded
macros for easy, automated navigation through multiple host
screens. A single macro may be recorded and associated with a
host session. This macro may also be auto-launched upon a
session connection to get "auto-logon" capability.
All host applications have specific keyboard requirements. The
Smartpad is a floating button pad, which provides support for
special emulation host keys. Depending upon the current
configured host emulation type, the appropriate Smartpad for that
emulation is displayed. The Smartpad supports all the popular
3270, 5250 and VT host keys.
22. Color Schemes
Support for color displays. A color scheme is a collection of colors
mapped to a set of terminal display attributes. Users can select
from a pre-defined color schemes or create a custom scheme
based upon their preferences. Non-color displays will default to a
Black-on-White or White-on-Black scheme.
23. Cold boot persistence
Windows CE devices are diskless devices, which lose all installed
applications and their configuration settings if the device cold boots
or completely looses battery charge. All our Smart Clients can be
setup, to self install and restore all device and application
configuration settings. Such setup varies by manufacturer and
With the new Workflow Automation Engine, cold boot persistence
scripts can be written specific for each terminal to reduce this setup
into a single key press.
24. Host Session password
Any host session may be password protected with the user being
prompted for a password when connecting that session.
25. Device / LU Name
For IBM emulations (3270 and 5250), logical unit device name
resource configuration is supported. This is used during connection
26. Integrated Demo modes
Simulated host terminal screens are integrated within our Smart
Clients for evaluation and sales demonstrations. No server
component or network connection is required to run demo modes.
Simply set the host name to "demo.naurtech.com" and connect.
27. Text Input Tool
For Windows CE devices without keypads, data entry is usually
performed using a stylus with an integrated soft keypad. This
requires the user to spell-type text strings. This is a slow and
tedious process. The Text Input Tool addresses this issue by
allowing users to send text strings to the display window at the
current cursor location, without spell typing. A user can preload
often used text strings in the Input Tool, highlight the string and
"send" the selected string to the session display.
28. VT220 DEC
Multinational & NRC support
VT emulations fully support the DEC multinational character sets
and National Replacement Character sets (NRC). This support is
provided for over a dozen western European languages.
29. VT Line Mode / Block Mode
This is a special optimization for VT host sessions. Data is buffered
locally within the device prior to sending it to the host. Line mode
optimizes usage of the network bandwidth and host resources.
30. VT Answerback String
This is a configurable text string that certain host applications
require to identify the terminal.
31. Hot Keys
Predefined hot keys are available to interact with and invoke
32. Automated Licensing
Simplifies the software registration process by querying a
configurable Web server for an XML based registration file.
Note: CETerm 5.1 is released for DT-X5 and DT-X10.
For IT-500, CETerm 5.0 is available.
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