Easy-Connect - an intrinsic protocol converter
The Easy-Connect product (just like our
Easy-Time database hosting product) has a user application that installs on
a Windows 95 or better PC.
While part of this application is concerned
with Internet reliability, and triggers MultiPath connectivity, the other end
allows conversion of the TCP/IP transport stream to any of 5 local protocols:
Telnet - for use with PC workstations. This
accepts connections on designated sockets for each session. Acceptance can either
be from localhost, or from another PC in the same local network.
Serial - for use with dumb terminals, local
modems, and other serial devices. This can also connect to old serial-only servers.
This uses standard Windows Com1 to ComN settings.
Printers - for use with local printers such
as LPT1, as well as any networked printers in the local environment. Simply
specify the path.
Inbound Telnet - allowing the gateway to
open a connection to any local server using the standard "telnet servername
PicLan - Allowing the gateway to open a
connection to servers using PicLan IPX protocols.
Use of any of these protocols is a matter
of one or two minutes of web configuration per device. Simply go to our site,
login as an administrator, bring up the connection to change, and then specify
the connection type and its parameters.