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Terminal Emulators


Whether you are needing an emulator to access our systems during training, or needing to access your own systems using the Telnet or SSH protocols, we have reviewed some terminal emulators that run on Microsoft Windows and work with all major operating systems. Some of these are free for use while others are commercial products which must be purchased.

X-Windows Servers
DECwindows is the implementation of X-Windows for OpenVMS. DECwindows includes both a client and a server component. The server displays windows on the graphic monitor of the host. The clients generate windows to be displayed by the server. When using a Microsoft Windows PC, an X-Windows server must be installed on the PC for OpenVMS clients to be able to...

PuTTY
PuTTY is a terminal emulator supporting Telnet and SSH protocols. It has flexible configuration options allowing compatibility with most legacy operating systems and environments. Quote from the PuTTY web site: "PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Win32 and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator." Web Site The home...

TeraTerm Pro
TeraTerm is an open-source, VT100 and TEK4010 terminal emulator with select features from VT200 and VT300 series terminals. All versions support Telnet and serial ports, while some versions have added support for SSH. Quote from the TeraTerm Pro web site: "Tera Term (Pro) is a free software terminal emulator (communication program) for MS-Windows. It...

IVT
...from the IVT web site: "IVT is a VT220 terminal emulator for Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/2003/XP, that can set up a secure (Kerberized) telnet, SSH, RLOGIN, NetBios or serial connection to a remote host. It supports multiple sessions of different types in a single window." The author of IVT is very proud of having the best VT220 compatibility of any...

SecureCRT
SecureCRT is a commercial terminal emulator supporting xterm and VT200 terminals with Telnet, Rlogin and SSH protocols. Quote from the SecureCRT web site: "SecureCRT combines rock-solid terminal emulation with the strong encryption, broad range of authentication options, and data integrity of the Secure Shell protocol." Web Site SecureCRT is...

PowerTerm
PowerTerm is a terminal emulator supporting the Telnet protocol and providing VT terminal emulation for access to legacy systems. PowerTerm 525 is part of the HP Pathworks 32 installation. Web Site There are several versions of PowerTerm available. PowerTerm 525, which comes with Pathworks 32, was reviewed for this article. Other commercial versions are...

AbsoluteTelnet
...is a terminal emulator supporting Telnet, SSH and serial protocols. It has flexible configuration options allowing compatibility with most legacy operating systems and environments. AbsoluteTelnet offers the unique option of a tabbed interface for multiple connections. Web Site The home page for AbsoluteTelnet is http://www.celestialsoftware.net/. You may...

ZOC6
ZOC6 is a terminal emulator supporting Telnet and SSH protocols which is available from Innovative Software. It has flexible configuration options allowing compatibility with most legacy operating systems and environments. Quote from the ZOC6 web site: "The ZOC telnet client, secure shell client and terminal emulator lets you to easily connect to hosts...