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Due to its host-based design, Stay-Linked Thin-Client Terminal Emulation software for 5250/3270, VT100/220 and SSHv2 Host Applications offers better performance, reliability and security when compared to legacy "device-side" terminal emulation products. It also provides unique Centralized Configuration and Advanced Terminal Session Management functionality for the help desk with the included Stay-Linked Administrator GUI Console application.
With Stay-Linked, the user's session runs on the host (not on the device) with only a small thin-client on the device to provide access to it. When disruptions in wireless host access occur (e.g. out of range, congested network, dead battery, etc.), the user is automatically returned to the same host-resident session, screen and cursor position where they were immediately prior to the disruption - no gateways or proxy servers needed. Also, centralized help desk staff can still interact and manage the user's session running on the host (monitor, share, take-over, transfer, etc.) at all times - whether or not the user's device can access the host or is disabled altogether.
10 Reasons to Select and Deploy Stay-Linked® Wireless Terminal Emulation and Device Management:Reason #1 - Gets the maximum performance out of your wireless devices
Stay-Linked thin-client terminal emulation is noticeably faster than traditional "device-side" products. End-users consistently describe Stay-Linked scan-to-scan readiness and overall screen responsiveness as "snappy", offering optimal user productivity. Wireless devices are expensive - Stay-Linked software maximizes your hardware investment.
Reason #2 - Makes TE sessions as reliable as your host system
Stay-Linked thin-client terminal emulation user sessions run on the host system and not on the device in the user's hand. This makes Stay-Linked as reliable and highly-available as the host system it is running on.
Host-based Telnet and SSHv2 Client/Server sessions are not affected by disruptions in host network access, loss of wireless signal or any common device-related issues like dead batteries and re-boots.
Reason #3 - Centralizes the control of wireless TE and device management
The Stay-Linked Administrator Windows GUI Console application allows help desk staff to centrally manage all Stay-Linked thin-client connected devices, host-based terminal emulation sessions and settings, and licensing too. Terminal emulation user sessions can be interactively managed from the help desk (monitored, taken-over, shared, or transferred to the control of a new device) - even when the user's device can't communicate with the host or becomes completely disabled.
Device management functions like "remote-control", install/remove applications, start/stop applications, accessing/changing the file system and folder structure, as well as checking processor, memory and battery utilization are all performed using the same Stay-Linked Administrator console application.
Reason #4 - Adds a layer of security to your environment that others can't
Stay-Linked's thin-client architecture adds an additional layer of security to your existing wireless network. All terminal emulation application screen and captured data is encrypted and there is no "clear-text" Telnet or SSHv2 communication in the device to host system data stream at all. In fact, because there is no Telnet or SSHv2 client on the user's device (only the Stay-Linked thin client) the only Telnet or SSHv2 communication takes places internally within the host system.
Communication for Stay-Linked's interactive device management functions uses this same secure connection method and Client2Host protocol.
Reason #5 - Allows you to choose from a wide range of devices
Stay-Linked is a device-agnostic solution and not limited to working with only one hardware manufacturer's line of devices. Which devices you use with Stay-Linked are 100% your choice - both initially, and into the future when performing a technology refresh or upgrade to your handheld computing hardware.
Stay-Linked Thin Clients are available for a wide range of popular wireless devices from LXE, Symbol/Motorola, Intermec, HHP, PSC, Psion-Teklogix, AML and others.
Reason #6 - Protects your investment with usage-based licensing
Unlike all other terminal emulation and device management products, Stay-Linked licensing is usage based and not tied to individual/specific devices - when older units are replaced in favor of newer ones, there is no monetary impact.
Once the Stay-Linked solution is in place, new replacement devices can be ordered without the cost of a terminal emulator or device management software product - your Stay-Linked license on the host system for both is all you need moving forward.
Reason #7 - Eliminates issues with firewalls and reduces network traffic
Communication between devices running the Stay-Linked thin client and the host system where the Stay-Linked server is running is accomplished using the Stay-Linked UDP/IP-based Client2Host protocol and not a typical TCP/IP based protocol - NAT, network firewalls and port restrictions do not present a problem for Stay-Linked communication.
Additionally, because there is no constant TCP/IP device to host communication needed with the quiet UDP/IP-based Stay-Linked Client2Host protocol, network traffic and bandwidth consumption is reduced (no continuous communication with the host system is required between scans or key presses).
When implementing Stay-Linked Device Management features, the use of Web Services or configuring additional ports is not required - the same firewall-friendly and secure Stay-Linked Client2Host thin-client connection is used.
Reason #8 - Enables cellular/wide-area host access and device management
Due to Stay-Linked's thin-client architecture, mobile devices that are capable of connecting to host systems via wide-area broadband access (Windows Mobile Smart Phones, RF equipped PDAs and laptops, etc.) can now access host-based 5250/3270, VT100/220 and SSHv2 screen applications in real-time. Wide-area users and centralized support staff benefit from the same Stay-Linked host-based session persistence/reliability, high-performance response and data-level security as all of the other Stay-Linked users.
Stay-Linked thin-client user sessions that connect to host systems from outside the four walls are managed exactly the same way as Stay-Linked users connecting within the four walls by running the same Stay-Linked Administrator GUI console.
Reason #9 - Integrates seamlessly with your host applications
Stay-Linked features a robust Host API for seamlessly and dynamically integrating Stay-Linked functionality with host screen applications.
A popular example is programmatically disabling and re-enabling the scanner on a device within a Stay-Linked TE session. When a user scans a value that generates an error condition from the application, the user must acknowledge the error message on their screen and hit a specific key or else the scanner will not work, which prevents them from simply ignoring the message and scanning the next item.
Reason #10 - Gives you peace of mind with our world class support
Stay-Linked support is second to none. Our knowledgeable and responsive support staff prides themselves on their ability to deliver quality solutions if/when a problem is encountered by one of our customers.
Stay-Linked features a rich set of diagnostics that our support staff utilizes to pin-point the exact source or cause of wireless device connectivity issues - even if the problem is not Stay-Linked related, which is often the case.
Stay-Linked features 24x7 support with a live human response to initiate all support calls from our customers - no answering machines or endless voice mail prompts to deal with when you have a problem and need to get answers quickly.
The 10 reasons listed here are compelling, but you don't have to take our word for it - request a FREE 30-day, fully functional evaluation copy…
We invite you to try Stay-Linked in your own environment with your own devices and host applications communicating over your own networks to see for yourself the many advantages Stay-Linked provides over typical Terminal Emulation and Device Management products. It costs nothing and takes minutes to install.
Simply visit our web site at www.stay-linked.com and follow the links to request an evaluation copy of Stay-Linked or ask your Stay-Linked reseller to set one up for you.
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