CQ delivers the ultimate in IBM® terminal emulation connectivity solutions by
combining the depth and full range of IBM emulation with the simplicity and
ease-of-use of the Windows® Graphical User Interface (GUI). These
solutions provide simple and convenient connectivity from any remote or local
workstation or client running a Microsoft® Windows operating system.
SNA-over-IP Enterprise Extender Connectivity Solutions
Extender (EE) technology allows for the use of SNA transport protocols
(namely APPN and HPR) over an IP network. It enables the leveraging of
IP-based infrastructure network components for use in delivering SNA traffic.
The CQ-EE™, CQ-3770EE®, and
utilize IBM’s Enterprise Extender technology to allow for SNA access over IP
connections. Best of all, these solutions are not dependent on specific
hardware configurations like other SNA connectivity solutions - CQ’s EE
solutions can run on any Windows workstation or server with no hardware changes
Hardware Specific Connectivity Solutions
Along with CQ’s EE solutions, CQ also offers the hardware-specific solutions. CQ’s products support multiple methods of connection including remote analog
dial-up lines, dedicated leased lines, high-speed T1/Fractional T1 leased lines,
ISDN, Routed Networks (Frame Relay, etc.), direct connections, and more.
These connections are supported through numerous hardware connection options.
Hardware options include Hayes™ OPTIMA™ modems with
the AutoSync™ 2 feature; versatile 32-bit CQ-Sync™
PCI internal adapter cards with external synchronous communications
devices; Ethernet Network Interface Cards (NICs) and Token
Ring adapter cards; and Microsoft Host Integration Server
connections for TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, and other network connections. CQ also
provides Enterprise Extender (EE) solutions
for SNA connectivity over IP connections. Other
connection options are also available from CQ.
- 377x SNA/RJE terminal emulation software.
- 3780/2780 Bisync/RJE terminal emulation software.
- 3270 SNA interactive terminal emulation software.
Hardware and Connection
To communicate with a mainframe or host computer using a CQ terminal
emulation connectivity solution, the PC or notebook computer running the CQ
software product 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.
- Enterprise Extender -
CQ-3770EE, and CQ-3270EE provide SNA connectivity over
IP connections through the Enterprise Extender (EE) technology. EE
allows for the use of SNA transport protocols (namely APPN and HPR) over an IP
network by the leveraging of IP based infrastructure network components for
use in delivering SNA traffic. Best of all, EE solutions are not
dependent on specific hardware configurations like other SNA connectivity
OPTIMA Modem (with AutoSync 2) - These modems support the unique and
patented AutoSync 2 feature. This 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
unique in that users do not need to open the PC and install an additional
internal synchronous adapter card.
- 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-Sync200™ 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 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 high-speed device.
The second configuration uses the adapter cards and high-speed devices to
communicate through a local router over routed networks. 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 cable.
- 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 solution communicates to the host through a local
router over a routed network (Frame Relay, etc.). This connection option
is only available for SNA products (CQ-3770 and CQ-3270).
- Microsoft Host Integration Server - This
connection allows remote or local host connectivity over TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, and
other network connections. With this connection, the CQ software
operates with Microsoft’s Windows Server Systems™ such as Host Integration
Server 2004 and Host Integration Server 2000. The CQ software can reside
on either the network server PC or a Local Area Network (LAN) network
workstation. This connection option is only available for SNA products (CQ-3770