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Extender solution -
This solution allows SNA communications over existing IP connections
through IBM's Enterprise Extender technology for the ultimate in
convenient and reliable 3270 SNA interactive connectivity.
The CQ-3270® connectivity solution delivers the
ultimate in IBM® 3270 interactive terminal emulation connectivity by combining
the depth and full range of IBM emulation with the simplicity and ease-of-use of
the Windows® Graphical User Interface (GUI). This solution provides simple
and convenient connectivity from any remote or local workstation or client
running a Microsoft® Windows operating system. CQ-3270 is
also available for connectivity from any remote or local network server running
a Microsoft Windows server operating system.
Along with standard SNA 3270 terminal emulation, CQ-3270 offers
outstanding features in the following areas:
- Interactive GUI Interface.
The user-friendly interface makes installation, configuration, and use of
CQ-3270 simple and easy to understand. Interface components
such as drop-down menus, customizable toolbars, clearly identified buttons,
and context-sensitive help can be found throughout the solution.
- Customizable Features.
The customizable toolbar and floating SmartKey Pad allow users
convenient and quick access to common 3270 terminal commands that may not be
easily accessible from a standard PC keyboard. For example, most PC
keyboards do not contain keys to access 3270 terminal commands such as Clear,
Reset, and PA1. The buttons located on the toolbar and SmartKey Pad
perform any commands, including common 3270 terminal commands, and can be
easily customized to fit session specific applications. Users can also
customize the color, font, and cursor attributes for each session through CQ’s
simple display customization procedures. Features include over 16
million background and foreground colors, automatic font sizing that
automatically resizes fonts depending on the size of the Interface
screen, numerous fonts to choose from, and special cursor features.
- Printer Support.
CQ-3270 supports any laser printer that is supported by the
Windows operating system. Customizable print features such as the number
of lines and columns and page orientation can easily be setup through the
solution. CQ-3270 also supports the Windows operating
system print spooler so the user can print multiple jobs. Up to eight
concurrent printers are also supported by the solution. The solution
also supports older legacy printers for uses that require raw line prints.
- Numerous Connection Options.
CQ-3270 displays its flexibility through its numerous hardware
connection options. Whether communications is from a remote PC
workstation, a mobile laptop computer, or a direct local network connection,
CQ-3270 has a hardware connection solution that will work in any
of these environments as well as many more. Hardware options include
AutoSync™ 2 modems,
CQ-Sync™ PCI adapter cards,
connections through Ethernet and Token Ring adapter cards, channel attach via
Bus&Tag, and remote and local connectivity through a workstation connected to
Microsoft’s Host Integration Server.
- Interface Screen. The Interface screen’s interactive
console area is where CQ’s 3270 terminal emulation occurs. Interactive
commands and messages are entered and received through the console area.
The type of session, either an LU2 display or an LU1/LU3 printer, is
determined by the mainframe when the session is bound to the mainframe.
A separate Interface screen appears for each session that you create.
- Configurator. CQ’s Configurator program allows users
to quickly and easily set communication options. Most of these options
are set from one screen, the opening CQ Configuration screen.
Users can generally set the necessary options from this screen within a matter
of minutes. The Configurator program can be used to create
configurations for multiple sites that may require a different set of
- Security Features. CQ-3270 is equipped with numerous
security features. Certain areas of the program are password protected.
The configuration data is decrypted dependent upon the proper entry of the
correct password. Dial-back security is also supported. Also, for
the ultimate in secure communications, the Triple Data Encryption Standard (Triple
DES) security option is available as an option at an additional
- CQ Keyboard Remapper. IBM’s Standard and Enhanced PC
keyboards are supported through CQ’s graphical remapping utility program.
The user can easily assign key definitions to fit specific application
- Scripting and Scheduling for Unattended Operation. CQ’s
scripting language allows automated and unattended CQ-3270 host
site communications through customized scripts and scheduling features.
Unattended automation facilities make host site communications more cost
effective than normal attended operation.
- Multiple Simultaneous LU Devices. CQ’s 3270 solution provides
emulation of multiple concurrent Logical Unit (LU) devices. These
include emulation of LU2 (IBM 3278/3279 Model 2, 3, 4, or 5 display) and
LU1/LU3 (IBM 3287 host printer) type devices.
- IND$FILE File Transfers. CQ-3270 implements IBM’s
IND$FILE specifications for sending and receiving files. Files can be
transferred in either text or binary formats. The solution supports
multiple background, simultaneous bi-directional file transfers that
substantially increase data throughput.
- Data Transmissions. Frame Relay users can specify a large max
data size. Users are not confined to the standard max data sizes used by
other applications. By allowing users to set specific max data sizes,
CQ-3270 takes full advantage of the high throughput rate for Frame
- CQ Diagnostics. CQ-3270 provides accessible
communications logging features through its audit and trace options.
These features are used for tracking the user’s data transfers and include
time stamps, file send and receive information, and file size information.
- Automatic Features. CQ’s 3270 solution provides auto-dialing
and auto-answer support for a wide range of modems and devices. Also,
CQ’s automatic file naming feature allows users to accept an unknown number of
files by naming each received file with a unique extension.
- CQ Access Point
Agreement (CQ’s Annual License Activation and Software Maintenance
Agreement). CQ recognizes the importance of providing our customers with
access to comprehensive technical services and support. CQ also feels that
access to product upgrades and updates is an integral part of an
organization’s overall software deployment strategy. With this in mind, CQ
provides the CQ Access Point agreement to its customers. With each
license acquisition, you receive annual license activation as well as access
to the product upgrade and technical support features of Software Maintenance.
Sample Screen Shots
CQ provides our web page visitors with a quick look at several sample
CQ Configurator Screen
This screen displays the settings required by most users to complete
configuration. Some users may need to access the Advanced Options
screen (see below) for further customization.
Advanced Options Screen
Most options that are necessary for host communications can be set through the
CQ Configurator screen (see above). In some cases, it may be
necessary to set some of the options that do not appear on the CQ
Configurator screen from within the various folder tab options (Dialing,
Modem, etc.) located on the Advanced Options screen.
The Interface screen appears in Interactive mode when you are
connected with the host.
Receive Data Screen
From this screen, you can change the settings associated with receiving print data
from the host.
Receive Data - Form Options Screen
From this screen, you can change the settings associated with receiving form
CQ Script Screen
From this screen, you can view a CQ script as it runs.
Customize Toolbar Screen
From this screen, you can customize the toolbar that appears within the
Emulator screen by adding, editing, or deleting toolbar buttons.
To communicate with a mainframe computer using CQ-3270, the
PC or notebook computer running CQ-3270 must be equipped with
the proper hardware. In most cases, the host site almost always
determines the connection option for communications between remote or local
workstations and the mainframe computer. For example, the host site
might help to determine the speed (baud rate) of the connection as the host
site ultimately controls this option. Other factors, such as port
availability, type of port, and other factors, are controlled by the
workstation that is connecting with the mainframe.
Each CQ-3270 connectivity solution is equipped with a primary
communications driver that is based on the user’s hardware configuration.
Hardware configuration options include AutoSync 2
modems, CQ-Sync PCI adapter cards,
Ethernet Network Interface Cards (NICs),
Token Ring adapter cards, and Bus&Tag adapters.
The type of connection can be further divided into remote or local connections
as well as connections from a stand-alone workstation or a client workstation
on a server. CQ-3270 is as flexible as your needs are, so
contact CQ if you have any questions about which
solution is right for your application.
Hayes™ OPTIMA™ Modem (with AutoSync 2)
the AutoSync technology, remote PC-to-host communications users were required
to install and configure numerous hardware components on the workstation
including an internal synchronous adapter card, cable, external synchronous
modem, and, in some cases, additional hardware such as a switch box.
In the 1980’s, CQ co-developed and engineered the original AutoSync
technology with Hayes Microcomputer Products, Inc. The AutoSync
technology allows synchronous PC-to-host users to eliminate additional
hardware that was previously required for host connectivity. In AutoSync
mode, the modem automatically performs an internal asynchronous-to-synchronous
conversion, thus permitting easy PC-to-host communications without any
additional hardware required!
The AutoSync 2 feature automatically performs
the sync/async conversion that is necessary for synchronous host
communications over analog dial-up lines at speeds up to 33.6 Kbps. This
feature is available in the OPTIMA line of external and internal modems that
are currently manufactured by Zoom® Telephonics, Inc. PCMCIA versions of
the OPTIMA modem are available directly through CQ.
CQ-Sync100™ PCI Adapter Card
This internal 32-bit synchronous adapter card
allows PC users to connect remotely to host computers over analog dial-up or
dedicated leased lines at speeds up to 33.6 Kbps. The card uses an
RS-232 cable to connect to an external synchronous modem.
CQ-Sync 200™ PCI and CQ-Sync300™ PCI High-Speed Adapter Cards
These internal 32-bit high-speed synchronous adapter cards allow PC users
to connect remotely to host computers through two different hardware
configurations. The CQ-Sync200 PCI
adapter card uses an RS-232 cable to connect to an external synchronous modem
or high-speed device (CSU/DSU, Router, etc.). The
CQ-Sync300 PCI adapter card uses a V.35
- The first configuration uses the adapter cards to communicate over
analog dial-up lines, dedicated leased lines, ISDN lines, T1/Fractional T1
leased lines, or other connection lines at speeds between 2400 bps and 128
Kbps. The CQ-Sync PCI card is installed at the remote
workstation and is then connected to an external synchronous modem or
- The second configuration uses the adapter cards and high-speed devices
to communicate through a local router over routed networks.
Ethernet NIC or Token Ring Adapter Card (DLC Interface)
These connections function through internal Network Interface Cards (NICs)
installed in a PC that is part of an Ethernet or Token Ring network. The
CQ-3270 solution allows remote host connectivity through
Microsoft’s Data Link Control (DLC Interface*)
protocol. The solution communicates to the host through a local router
over a routed network (Frame Relay, etc.).
* Microsoft’s DLC Interface
and Windows XP Policy
Microsoft’s web site, the DLC protocol is not available in Windows XP
and support for the DLC protocol has been discontinued in Windows XP.
However, a Windows XP version of the DLC protocol is available free for
download, although the DLC protocol may not work properly with Windows XP
and Microsoft does not support the DLC protocol with Windows XP. As a
result of Microsoft’s policy, CQ solutions using the DLC protocol under
Windows XP may be limited. CQ does not claim that the DLC version of
its solution will run error-free or without incidents in Windows XP, only
that CQ software support provided by CQ for DLC connections running in
Windows XP is subject to and limited by Microsoft’s policy for running DLC
connections in Windows XP.
Local Direct Connection
This connection allows direct host connectivity through a local
workstation. If the workstation is connected to a local Ethernet or
Token Ring network, the solution communicates through an internal Ethernet NIC
or Token Ring adapter card installed on the local workstation. Another
option is to use a CQ-Sync PCI adapter card to perform the direct connection to the host. For
the ultimate in high-speed connectivity, CQ’s solutions support channel attach
to the host via Bus&Tag.
Microsoft Host Integration Server
This type of connection allows remote or local host
connectivity over TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, and other network connections. With
this connection, the CQ connectivity solution operates with Microsoft’s
Windows Server Systems™ such as Host Integration Server 2004 and Host
Integration Server 2000. The CQ solution can reside on either the
network server PC or a Local Area Network (LAN) network workstation.
- Remote analog dial-up, dedicated leased line, ISDN, T1/Fractional T1, and
other connection lines.
- Remote routed network (Frame Relay, etc.) via serial connections or
Ethernet or Token Ring networks.
- Remote TCP/IP or IPX/SPX via Microsoft’s Host Integration Server 2004,
Host Integration Server 2000, and other Windows Server Systems.
- Local direct connections, including high-speed channel attach via
- Local TCP/IP or IPX/SPX via Microsoft’s Host Integration Server 2004,
Host Integration Server 2000, and other Windows Server Systems.
- Many other connections types for various communications options.
Contact CQ for additional information.
Workstation (PC, Notebook, etc.) or
- Processor. CQ recommends an Intel
Pentium/Celeron family processor, AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family processor, or
compatible processor with a speed of at least 1.0 GHz or higher.
- Memory. CQ recommends at least 128 MB or
higher of RAM.
- Hard Drive. CQ recommends at least 10 MB of
available hard disk space.
- Operating System. The workstation’s operating system
must be a Windows operating system (i.e., Windows 95, Windows
98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, etc.). CQ-3270
for servers users must be using Windows NT Server 4.0, Windows
2000 Server, or Windows Server 2003. For users utilizing Microsoft’s DLC
Interface networking protocol, please note that the Windows XP operating
system and Windows Server 2003 server operating system do not
support the DLC Interface.
- Peripherals. The monitor, keyboard, mouse, and
CD ROM drive must be compatible with the current operating
- Other Requirements. Other communications hardware (modem,
adapter card, etc.), available slots and/or ports, and available settings may
also be required depending on the connection type. Also be aware that
the type of hardware used for your connection may affect operating system
compatibility. Contact CQ for additional information.
Mainframe/Host End Requirements
- The host computer must be an IBM mainframe,
midrange, or compatible host. The systems supported include VM/CMS,
DOS/VSE, MVS/TSO, and CICS.
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