What is Webulator/400?

A 5250 Emulator for the World Wide Web

Do you know what an Internet script is? Many AS/400 programmers don't. Most Web servers require that you write scripts to create interactive applications for the Web. For AS/400 software developers, this can mean learning new languages, tools and procedures if they want to tap the resources of the Web. Not so anymore!!!

With Webulator/400, used in conjunction with Web Server/400, you can now use your current development tools (RPG, Cobol, DDS, ILE C, etc.) for creating Web applications. You can use your AS/400 applications to access the Internet's global presence to create new marketing, public relations and customer support opportunities. Even existing AS/400 applications will run on the Web without re-coding. Just install and configure Webulator/400 and the applications on your AS/400 are ready to go!

Here's how it works. AS/400 applications generate screens that are sent out in a 5250 data stream to a workstation or emulator, which displays the screen to the user. Webulator/400 intercepts this 5250 data stream and converts it into HyperText Markup Language (HTML), the language of the Web. Any Web browser (Netscape, Mosaic, etc.) will be able to run the application .

Webulator/400 means your business doesn't need to rely on one specific client platform anymore. Any platform (Windows, OS/2, Macintosh, UNIX, etc.), that has a Web browser available can run your AS/400 applications. There's no additional connection configuration. Just point your Web browser to any AS/400 application, and you're in business! If your business writes AS/400 applications, then Webulator/400 means a wealth of new applications on the Internet without retraining your programmers.

In summary, Webulator/400 in conjunction with Web Server/400, gives you the following benefits: