A very popular network application in which a computer runs software that makes it appear to a host (or a mainframe computer) across the network as a directly attached dumb terminal.
Software running on an intelligent device, typically a PC or workstation, which allows that device to function as an interactive terminal connected to a host system. Examples of such emulation software includes IBM 3270 BSC or SNA, ICL C03, or Digital VT100.
Terminal Emulation allows you to dial up to Panix and use the operating system and the programs on the Panix computers directly. This saves space on your own computer, but it is limited to text-only access to the UNIX shell account. Common terminal emulation programs: Windows Terminal, Procomm Plus, Crosstalk (Win 3.1), Hyperterminal (Win95/NT), Zterm, Microphone (Mac), Telix (DOS).
A process that allows a PC on a network to communicate with a host computer (minicomputer or mainframe) as though it were a dumb terminal designed to work with the host.
The process of emulating a terminal, or allowing a PC to act as a terminal for a mainframe or UNIX system.
A method of data transfer whereby the PC imitates the characteristics of a dumb terminal so it can receive data from the mainframe. This is accomplished with the use of an emulation board in the PC or by use of a protocol converter/modem connection to the mainframe.
Communication with a remote computer by which your PC acts as a terminal connected to it.
Used when making a computer respond like a particular type of terminal. Terminal emulation programs enable you to access a mainframe computer or bulletin board service using a personal computer.
Most communications software packages will permit your personal computer or workstation to communicate with another computer or network as if it were a specific type of terminal directly connected to that computer or network. This is most frequently used to "telnet" from one computer onto another.
Imitation of a specific terminal (VT100, for example) by a device, such as a PC, through software. PCs often use terminal emulation methods to connect to specific hosts, such as Digital VAXes or IBM mainframes, with which they would otherwise be incapable of communicating.
TE. A device that is running terminal emulation looks like the terminal. For example, it uses no CPU, no RAM, and no hard disk. Two general classifications are devices running in Character mode and those running in Block mode. Character mode devices emulate VTXXX terminals where a character travels all the way from the host to a device and back. Block mode devices emulate 3270 or 5250 terminals where entire screens are sent to a device, the user fills in all the data fields on the device, and sends the entire screen back to the host.
mode The software transformation of a PC so that its keyboard, monitor, and data interface emulate that of a terminal.
Software that makes a computer act like a terminal connected to another computer. Communications software formerly used to connect to Technet uses a VT emulation (the most commonly used) to make your computer "think" that it is a VT terminal instead of a PC. See emulation.
is the act of emulating a dumb data terminal to remotely access a host computer or mainframe.
(computer science) having a computer act exactly like a terminal
The capability of a microcomputer or personal computer to operate as if it were a particular type of terminal linked to a processing unit and to access data. See also emulator, emulation program.
Using one kind of terminal or computer display to mimic another kind. Often used with personal computer (PC) remote communication applications.
Communications software feature that allows a personal computer to act as a specific type of terminal so the personal computer can connect to another, usually larger, computer such as a mainframe. 6.19
The ability of a computer to initiate a terminal so that the computer can receive signals sent by another computer (such as a mainframe).
Most communications software packages will permit your personal computer or workstation to communicate with another computer or network as if it were a specific type of terminal directly connected to that computer or network. The standard terminal emulation across the Internet is vt100.
There are several methods for determining how your keystrokes and screen interact with a public-access site's operating system. Most communications programs offer a choice of "emulations" that let you mimic the keyboard that would normally be attached directly to the host-system computer.
communications: Telecommunications software that makes your computer impersonate a dumb terminal for the benefit of the other computer. A dumb terminal is just a screen and keyboard and little else.
This is an application that allows your terminal to act as a dumb terminal.
This is a setting on Telnet computers that allows your computer to translate what the remote Telnet computer is saying. You choose the terminal emulation setting from the menu provided from the Telnet site you are logged on to.
Software that allows a personal computer to communicate with a host computer.
A program which specifies how a computer interprets the signal from a given key on the keyboard.
Running an application that lets you use your computer to interface with a command-line account on a remote computer, as if you were connected to the computer with a terminal.
a terminal emulator is software that allows a computer to behave like a particular type of terminal. For example, terminal emulation software allows a Macintosh to behave like a VT100 terminal when communicating with a VAX.
Telecommunications software allows a computer to appear to be an appropriate terminal, or work station, to a host.
The act of using your desktop computer to communicate with another computer like a UNIX or IBM mainframe exactly as if you were sitting in front of a terminal directly connected to the system. Also refers to the software used for terminal emulation. Examples: the Telnet program for VT100 emulation and QWS3270 (Windows) and TN3270 (Macintosh) for IBM3270 fullscreen emulation.
A type of remote access to a network where a PC or workstation connects to a host computer by emulating an asynchronous or block mode terminal; for example, a VT100 or VT52 terminal emulator program.
n. The imitation of a terminal by using software that conforms to a standard, such as the ANSI standard for terminal emulation. Terminal-emulation software is used to make a microcomputer act as if it were a particular type of terminal while it is communicating with another computer, such as a mainframe. See also VT-52, VT-100, VT-200.
A terminal is a piece of hardware that when connected to a network allows you to interact with some computer systems, such as a Unix or IBM mainframe system. Before microcomputers were created, terminals were the primary method used to interact with a mainframe computer. Some common terminal models include a VT100 and IBM 3270. Terminal emulation is software that makes a computer, such as a microcomputer, perform like a terminal. Nowadays it is more common to use a microcomputer with terminal emulation, rather than an actual terminal to connect to mainframe systems.