Glink for iOS is a port of our immensely successful and popular Glink for Windows product that has been chosen by more than 600,000 people world wide for connection to legacy host applications from Windows platforms. Glink is a fast, efficient and highly functional terminal emulator for connecting Apple’s iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices to legacy business applications running on IBM, UNIX, Linux and Bull host systems.
Glink for iOS is an App for terminal emulation and communication with legacy host systems. It includes terminal emulations for the Bull, IBM, Open Systems and Public Information environments. It uses standard TCP/IP protocols for communications with the legacy systems, and can secure all protocols with the use Secure Socket Layer (SSL/TLS) encryption. The VT emulation can be secured with SSH protocol. For Bull legacy systems, Glink offers the extremely efficient G&R/Ggate protocol in addition to TNVIP and Telnet.
The IBM 5250 emulation, that is used to access applications running on IBM iSeries (AS/400) systems, supports Double Byte Character Sets (DBCS) like Chinese, Japanese and Korean and TN5250 Enhanced Auto Sign-On.
Glink allows you to have multiple concurrent host sessions running at the same time. They can be any mix of terminal and print sessions, to the same or different hosts and applications. Glink can be configured to automatically connect at start-up. Configurable hotspots for function keys, numbers, characters and URLs, and a configurable multiline toolbar where you put frequently used operations, recorded as macros, and function keys makes Glink a very powerful tool.
In Glink for iOS we:
Installation and configuration: Glink for iPad/iPhone is a client App, downloaded from the App Store and installed and configured on each user’s device. The configuration export/import feature allows administrators and power users to prepare customized configurations (including customized toolbars) and distribute them to other devices/users. Access to configurations can optionally be protected with a password.
Glink also supports Managed App Configuration, which allows users to configure Glink remotely through Mobile Device Management (MDM). When Glink is deployed (Managed) from a Mobile Device Management (MDM) system, the Glink configuration can also be completely controlled by the MDM system, making Glink ready for use without any need for configuration by the end user!
Security: Glink for iOS supports SSL/TLS for encryption of all host communication. The VT emulation supports SSH for encrypted host communication. Both direct communication with the SSH Daemon and tunelling of the Telnet protocol is supported. Username/password or private keys can be used for authentication. Configurations and connection macros can be protected by passwords.
Print: Glink supports both print screen and printing from the host in all emulations. Either in separate 3270, 5250 or DKU/VIP print sessions or in the terminal session from Unix/Linux hosts and from Bull hosts when the Ggate- or TNVIP- server merges the print into the terminal session.
Glink for iOS is now available on the App Store as four different apps: