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Change Log – PowerTerm® WebConnect

PowerTerm WebConnect v6.0 October 2014

New Features (Windows only)        
  1. Two Factor Authentication
    Support for Radius based two factor authentication methods
  2. Updated Blaze and AccessNow components
    Includes version 3.4.2 of AccessServer, AccessNow and Blaze - for improved performance and features
  3. Authentication Server
    Updated authentication server and new admin UI for easy authentication configuration
  4. AccessPortal/Pad UI updates
    New web and client side UI in AccessPortal (begin.html) and AccessPad

PowerTerm WebConnect v5.8.4

New Features (Windows only)        
  1. New Client versions
    Includes Blaze, AcccessNow and AccessServer version 3.1 (see release notes for updated features of these client versions)
  2. Use AccessNow only
    Support for only using AccessNow and never using the native clients.

PowerTerm WebConnect v5.8.2

New Features (Windows only)        
  1. Windows 2012 Support
    The Ericom product suite including PowerTerm WebConnect server, PowerTerm WebConnect Administration Tool, TsAgent, Ericom LoadBalancer, Ericom DeskView and Ericom Secure Gateway now support Windows 2012 server. All functionality that existed in previous version of Windows will now function on Windows 2012 server.
  2. Windows 8 Support
    Ericom clients including RemoteView and HostView now support Windows 8. All functionality that existed in previous version of Windows will now function on Windows 8 desktop.
  3. DeskView Logging
    Added the option to cancel logging and to change the default logging folder.
  4. Failover and Clustering Support
    Added failover and clustering support when using Ericom Secure Gateway. See documentation for implementation details.
  5. Component Versions
    Includes most recent release version of AccessNow (2.2.3), Blaze (2.5) and Ericom Secure Gateway (2.5).

PowerTerm WebConnect v5.8

New Features (Windows only)        
  1. Ericom AccessNow
    The market leading, high performance HTML5 RDP Client, providing pure browser-based access to applications and desktops (virtual & physical), running on Windows Terminal Services / RDS / VDI platforms. Also, enables access through most any SSL VPN without requiring installation of an agent or any other configuration on the end-point device. For a complete list of AccessNow features see the AccessNow Manual.
  2. Ericom AccessToGo
    The fastest RDP client for mobile devices, supporting both iOS (iPad / iPhone / iPod) and Android (tablets and smartphones). Highly optimized for touch interface and mobile form factors. For a complete list of AccessToGo features see the AccessToGo Manual.
  3. Ericom Secure Gateway
    Enables secure remote access from outside the organization without requiring an SSL / IPsec VPN. Provides significantly improved performance compared to the gateway performance of previous WebConnect versions. In addition, Ericom Secure Gateway is a separate component that can be installed in the DMZ while the WebConnect server itself is located behind the internal firewall. For a complete list of Ericom Secure Gateway features see the Ericom Secure Gateway Manual.
  4. WebSocket communication between clients and server
    PowerTerm WebConnect communications can now utilize WebSockets, making it much more network / Web friendly and more likely to be able to work with firewalls, proxy servers and SSL VPNs.
  5. AccessPad client for Mac and Linux
    Newly designed native clients for Mac and Linux that have an intuitive, user-friendly portal-like interface.

PowerTerm WebConnect v5.7.1

New Features (Windows only)        
  1. Ericom Blaze RDP Acceleration
    A software breakthrough in RDP compression and acceleration. Addresses the challenge of slow remote desktop connections. Ericom Blaze delivers superior local PC-like experience and fast remote desktop connections, while reducing RDP bandwidth consumption by up to 10 times - across WANs and congested LANs. Ericom Blaze acceleration can be applied to both published desktops and published applications (seamless windows).
    For a complete list of Blaze features see the Blaze Getting Started Guide.
  2. Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Support
    Ericom PowerTerm WebConnect is certified by Microsoft for Windows Server 2008 and for Windows Server 2008 R2. PowerTerm WebConnect also supports Windows 7 as a client and as a managed desktop.
  3. Experimental support for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
    PowerTerm WebConnect supports the beta and pre-release versions of Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 as an experimental feature. This capability should not be used in production environments.
  4. Full integration with Microsoft RDP version 7
    • Automatically deploy RDP7 to compatible clients (does not replace system installed version)
    • 32-bit color sessions
    • Support for Microsoft RemoteApp - specify whether to use Microsoft seamless windows implementation or Ericom True Seamless
    • Utilizes RDP7 enhanced multi-monitor support for desktops and seamless windows
    • Support for RPD7 bi-directional audio
  5. Improved Seamless windows (local desktop integration) for applications and documents. Support for Session Hosts (Terminal Servers), virtual desktops and remote physical desktops.
  6. Reverse Seamless
    Run specified applications and open specified documents or URLs on client. The local windows are fully and seamlessly integrated into the remote desktop. Provides improved performance, reduced load on servers, and reduced network utilization.
    • Reverse Seamless is not supported with Blaze
    • Reverse Seamless is only supported on Windows clients
  7. Unified Desktop
    Merge local and one or more remote desktop into a single, seamless entity. Access both local and remote applications and documents from multiple, on-screen Start Menus and taskbars.
    • Unified Desktop is not supported with Blaze
    • Unified Desktop is only supported on Windows clients
  8. Extended LDAP support
    PowerTerm WebConnect supports Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and most LDAP compatible directory servers such as Novell eDirectory and OpenLDAP. PowerTerm WebConnect has been enhanced to support untrusted domains as well as one-way trust and child domains.
  9. Enhanced desktop virtualization (VDI) functionality:
    • Support for the latest virtualization platforms, including:
      • VMware vCenter 4.0 / vSphere 4.0
      • VMware vSphere Hypervisor / ESX 4.0 / ESXi 4.0
      • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2008 R2
      • Microsoft Hyper-V R2
      • Parallels Virtuozzo Containers 4.5 / 4.6
      • XenServer 5.5
      • Xen Community and KVM using libvirt 0.4.0.1
    • Support for the Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform (ECP)
    • Support for multiple datastores, including shared and not-shared datastores
    • Load balancing sessions when using VMware vCenter or Microsoft SCVMM with shared datastores
    • New Microsoft management console (MMC) based Administration Console
    • Display hosts in tree based on hierarchy in VMware vCenter or Microsoft SCVMM
    • Filter and search hosts, sessions and pools based on numerous criteria
    • Display real-time host and session information, including updating image thumbnail of machine display
    • Create and manage library of machine configurations
    • Apply configurations to selected machines or to pool templates
    • Specify virtual machine assignment policies:
      • Static and Dynamic assignment
      • Persistent and non-persistent assignment
      • Allow single machine per user and allow multiple machines per user
    • Auto-sizing pools that automatically grow and shrink based on number of machines in use
    • Specify number of virtual machines to pre-create in order provide them immediately, on-demand
    • Automatically revert virtual machines to clean state after use
    • Specify machine states on logoff/disconnect/idle time
    • Availability Restriction Control limits access to machines to pre-determined days and hours
    • Full cloning (copy cloning) and linked clones (diff disks for Microsoft platforms)
    • Specify user privileges on machines, e.g. Administrator or Power User
    • Remote control machines for providing remote support
    • Support for Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and most LDAP compatible directory servers such as Novell eDirectory
    • Support for RADIUS and RSA SecurID for two-factor authentication
    • Automatically push out agents and agent updates to controlled machines
    • Automatic discovery of management servers by agents
    • Built-in FTP server for automatic software distribution to controlled machines
  10. Microsoft App-V integration
    Fully integrated with Microsoft's leading application streaming and virtualization platform. Easily publish packaged applications, by selecting them from a drop-down list. Applications can be launched from a browser-based interface (Application Portal), rich client interface (Application Zone) and Desktop and Start Menu icons. Applications can be streamed to run locally, on a Session Host (Terminal Server) and on a remote virtual or physical desktop.
  11. Integration with latest versions of Net2Printer and triCerat for Universal Printing
  12. Improved Ericom True Seamless Windows
    • Support for services and enhanced support for console applications
    • Appropriate, per window icon
    • Proper icon grouping in taskbar on Windows 7
    • Support for UAC elevation screen throughout seamless session
    • Improved multilingual support
  13. Improved session management
    • Sessions automatically follow user between end-point devices
    • Optionally automatically reconnect disconnected sessions
    • Launched new applications utilize existing disconnected sessions
  14. Application Center
    Unique integration with Microsoft Windows Explorer. Launch published desktops, applications and documents from any Windows Explorer window. Navigate published application folders using the Explorer folder tree. View multiple folders at the same time in separate Windows Explorer windows.
  15. New Application Zone (Rich Client) features and capabilities
    • Display visible and informative, yet unobtrusive progress indicator over the system tray whenever performing a potentially lengthy operation, such as initiating a new session
    • Optionally reconnect all disconnected sessions on startup
    • Prevent user from accidentally launching multiple instances of an application or desktop
    • Flattened folder structure for desktop icons and more informative icon tooltips
    • Logout option in toolbar
  16. New Application Portal (Web Interface) features and capabilities
    • Support for latest versions of IE, FireFox, Chrome and Safari
    • Easier to configure and customize
    • Shorter and simpler URLs
    • Can be configured to automatically launch single published desktop or application
    • Improved messages and cleaner interface
    • HostView mode for accessing legacy systems
  17. New Load Balancer Administration Console
    Microsoft management console (MMC) based Administration Console for the Session Host (Terminal Services) Load Balancer.

    * Load Balancer supports Session Host (Terminal Server) session draining
  18. New Session Host (Terminal Server) Agent
    • Improved performance and reduced resource utilization for greater session capacity
    • Improved application compatibility
    • Optionally run in seamless mode with Windows Explorer for improved application compatibility and for publishing folder windows
    • Enhanced multi-monitor support for desktops and published applications with any host version
    • Registry-based configuration
    • Does not use a device driver
  19. SupportView now works for restricted users and when UAC is enabled
  20. Pass-through authentication for 64-bit (x64) platforms in addition to the existing support for 32-bit (x86) platforms.
  21. New (9.2) Terminal Emulation engine
    See PowerTerm InterConnect release notes for details
  22. Improved logging for analysis of configuration problems, slow connections, etc.

PowerTerm WebConnect v5.6.1

New Features (Windows only)        

(Build 5.6.1.2000)
PowerTerm WebConnect DeskView -
Support for:
  • VMware vCenter
  • VMware ESX 3.5/ESXi 3.5
  • VMware Server 2.x
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Microsoft Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (SCVMM)
  • Requires PowerShell 1.0 to be installed on the DeskView Server machine.
  • Parallels Virtuozzo 4.0
  • Oracle VM 2.1
  • XenServer 5.5
  • Xen Community 3.2 and higher with Libvirt 0.3.0 and higher installed on the Xen hypervisor server and enabled in listening mode.
  • Red Hat KVM
  • Teradici/PC-over-IP Managed Machines
  • Physical Managed Machines
  • Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform (ECP) (requires Microsoft .NET Framework v3.5 SP1)
Virtual Desktop Features
PCoIP:
  • Quad Monitor support


(Build 5.6.1.1000)
PowerTerm WebConnect DeskView
Support for:
  • VMware VirtualCenter 2.x and higher
  • VMware ESX 3.0/ESXi 3 and higher
  • VMWare Server 2.x
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Microsoft Virtual Server 2005
  • Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008
  • Parallels Virtuozzo 4.0 and higher
  • Oracle VM 2.1
  • Virtual Iron Single Server/Enterprise 4.213
  • XenServer 4.0 and higher
  • Novell Xen, Red Hat Xen and other Xen Community based hypervisors require
  • Xen Community 3.2 and higher with Libvirt 0.3.0 and higher installed on the Xen hypervisor server and enabled in listening mode.
  • Red Hat KVM
  • Teradici/PC-over-IP Managed Machines
  • Physical Managed Machines
  • Enomalism


Virtual Desktop Features
  1. Microsoft LDAP authentication for users, groups, and computers
  2. Administrator authentication connecting to Connection Broker Administration Tool
  3. Work with local users, groups, and computers
  4. Detailed multiple-level logs for DeskView Server and Connection Broker Administration Tool
  5. Test Connection to Virtualization Host
  6. Reconnect to Virtualization Host
  7. Timeout separatelly defined for each Virtualization Host
  8. Remote Desktop connection to any Virtual machine from Connection Broker Administratioin Tool
  9. Install Ericom Tools on any Virtual machine from Connection Broker Administration Tool
  10. Multiple-selection operations on Virtual machines:
    Power On / Power Off / Suspend / Resume / Log Off / Install Ericom Tools
  11. Scanning network for machine's IP according to their MAC Addresses and given IP Range for search
  12. Owners for virtual machine:
    Microsoft LDAP users / Computers / MAC Addresses
  13. Automatic creation of Default Pool for Virtualization Host
  14. Automatic creation of Full DeskTop RDP connection for each Pool
  15. Dynamic and Static Assignment of Virtual machine Owner
  16. Assignment Duration of machine:
    Permanently / For duration of session
  17. Owners (Microsoft LDAP users or groups) for Pool of machines
  18. Optional suspend Virtual machine when user logs off
  19. Optional power down Virtual machine when user logs off
  20. Optional suspend Virtual machine when user disconnects
  21. Optional log off user when machine is in Idle time
  22. Import/Export Owners from/to CSV file
  23. Updated info for each Virtual Machine:
    • General info
    • Power Status
    • Ericom Tools Status
    • System Information (Operation System, IP Address, DNS Name, MAC Address)
    • Login Status (status,last logged user, last login time)
    • Owners (Microsoft LDAP users, computers, MAC Addresses)
    • Current Owner info
    • Machine Resourses
    • Recent Tasks list (Task, Status, Start Time, Complete Time, detailed error if Task failed)
    • Screenshot of console session
  24. Application Zone and Application Portal displays VDI connection only if it is relevant for user (based on user or client computer or client MAC Address)
  25. Launching VDI connection - only relevant virtual machine is given to user (based on MAC Address, computer name or User name assigment)
  26. Physical Machines Management:
    • Assigning Physical Machines to host by their Name or IP Range
    • Automatic search for Physical Machines in the network according to IP Range or DNS Pattern
    • virtual Directories for machines storage
    • Start and Stop Physical Machines (Start can be done only if WakeOnLAN protocol is available)
  27. PCoIP:
    • Automatic update Logo image on client device
    • Automatic update firmware on client and host devices
    • SLP Auto-discovery of PC-over-IP hosts and clients
    • Reset client devices from Connection Broker Administration Tool
    • Viewing and saving logs of PcoIP hosts and clients
    • Disconnect session
    • Assigning PCoIP client to host by PCoIP MAC Address
    • PCoIP connection between PCoIP client and PCoIP host
    • RDP connection between PCoIP client and Virtual/Physical machine
    • RDP connection between any client and PCoIP host
    • Single Sign-On for PCoIP connection (in case of assignment by Name)
    • Lock / Unlock session when disconnect / connect session
  28. Wyse PlugIn


Extended LDAP
Support for:
  • IBM LDAP
  • SUN LDAP

PowerTerm WebConnect v5.6

New Features (Windows only)         >> Linux Edition

(Build 5000)
  1. Support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  2. Support for Microsoft Seamless Terminal Server (RDP) sessions.
  3. Support for RDP 6.x 32-bit color sessions.
  4. Automatic downloading of RDP 6.X to PowerTerm WebConnect Clients.
  5. Universal Printing Vendors versions:
    Net2Printer - version 1.13.9
    triCerat - version 4.1.07.27


(Build 4000)
PowerTerm WebConnect DeskView

Makes it possible to publish Desktops and applications that run on Virtual Machines and dedicated physical machines.

    Consists of:
  1. PowerTerm WebConnect DeskView Server
  2. PowerTerm WebConnect DeskView Administration Tool

Supports:
  1. VMWare VirtualCenter 1.4/GSX and VMWare Server 1.x (for Windows)
  2. VMWare VirtualCenter 2.x/ESX (for Linux) and VMWare Server 2.x (for Windows)
  3. Microsoft Virtual Server 2005
  4. XenServer/XenEnterprise 4.0
  5. Oracle VM 2.1

Requires:
  1. Microsoft .NET Framework v3.0
  2. Microsoft Management Console 3.0 (MMC 3.0)
  3. To be installed on the same machines as PowerTerm WebConnect Server and
  4. PowerTerm WebConnect Administration Tool.

PowerTerm WebConnect DeskView Server runs on:
  1. Windows 2003 and higher
  2. 32-bit OS
  3. 64-bit OS is supported for testing purposes. In order to use DeskView Server on 64-bit OS, after installation, go to the PowerTerm WebConnect DeskView Server service. Open the Properties dialog, and select the Recovery tab. Change the 'Restart service after' field to '1'.
  4. Support for 64-bit OS for production environment will be available in the upcoming version.



(Build 3000)   *Also applies to the Virtual Appliance for VMware
  1. PtStart -
    A downloader that will download, install, and launch PowerTerm WebConnect components (Application Zone, HostView, and RemoteView) on the thin client device.
  2. Smart Gateway capability
    PowerTerm WebConnect can be configured to automatically decide to operate between gateway or direct mode.
  3. Universal printing with Net2Printer (Option).


(Builds 1000-2000)
  1. Improved PowerTerm WebConnect Administration Tool
  2. RADIUS Authentication support
    PowerTerm WebConnect two-factor-authentication with Radius protocol.
  3. Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 support
    Microsoft RDP6 client or higher must be installed on the client.
  4. Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs (Windows FLP) support.
  5. Multi monitor support
    Requirements: RDP 6 and Windows 2003 server. Supports up to 4 screens simultaneously (4096x2048); Full geometries support.

    In Seamless mode the multi monitor support is automatic and does not need any configuration. The 'maximize windows' feature will open up on only one screen.

    In Full desktop mode the multi monitor support will by default spread on all screens. However, with the Environmental Variable RDP_FullScreenMonitor, one can set the multi-monitor feature to cover only one screen. This allows work remotely on one screen and locally on another. Values: 0-cover all screens, 1-cover only the main screen, 2-cover only the secondary screen, 3-cover only the third screen, 4-cover only the fourth screen.

PowerTerm WebConnect v5.6

New Features (Linux only)         >> Windows Edition

(Build 3000)
  1. PtStart -
    A downloader that will download, install, and launch PowerTerm WebConnect components (Application Zone, HostView, and RemoteView) on the thin client device.
  2. Enhanced RemoteView for Linux
  3. Smart Gateway capability -
    PowerTerm WebConnect can be configured to automatically decide to operate between gateway or direct mode.


(Builds 1000-2000)
  1. Improved PowerTerm WebConnect Administration Tool.
  2. RSA SecurID and RADIUS Authentication support
    PowerTerm WebConnect two-factor-authentication (User ID and PIN) with either RSA SecurID or Radius protocol.
  3. Directory Service integration
    Integration with an existing LDAP Directory Service (DS) such as Microsoft's Active Directory or Novell's eDirectory to authenticate Users by identifying the DS User object and then applying the standard DS User authentication. After authentication, the PowerTerm WebConnect User instance is created.

    Users are auto created upon their first log in. As there is no need to manually import users from the LDAP server before login to PowerTerm Web Connect, the LdapTree section in the PtServer.ini file is no longer in use. You should only declare the Host name of the LDAP server in PowerTerm WebConnect Administration Tool (Go to Server/ Directory Service.)
  4. Universal Printing with triCerat
    In order to overcome the problems that can occur with remote printing in a Terminal Server environment, PowerTerm WebConnect bundles the triCerat ScrewDrivers Universal Printing package solution to create virtual printers.
    NOTE: Only available for clients running Windows 98/ME/XP/2000/2003/2003 x64.
  5. Disconnected Sessions and Session Reconnect
    Disconnected sessions have a finite lifespan defined by a timeout period set on the Terminal Server (configured by the administrator). At the end of this timeout period, the session will automatically be reset. A user can reconnect to disconnected Terminal Server sessions as long as they are still active, ie., have not yet been reset.
  6. Optimized resource usage on Terminal Server with RTO TScale Advanced integration
    RTO installation is bundled inside PowerTerm WebConnect installation. After installation RTO TScale functionality will be automatically enabled during the evaluation period. After the evaluation period the customer will have to purchase the appropriate license from Ericom Software to enable RTO TScale functionality.
  7. Terminal Server scripting
    Enables to create logon and connection scripts that run on Terminal Servers. The scripts could place requried settings in the registry, map network resources, and copy/create files required by applications etc.
  8. PowerTerm WebConnect for Thin clients
    Supports XPe, LTC and WBT. NOTE: PowerTerm WebConnect Client for WBT does not support relogin, and disconnected sessions.
  9. Support for Windows Vista/clients running IE7
  10. SSL VPN support
  11. IBM Lotus Expeditor support
  12. QuickFTP client

PowerTerm WebConnect 5.5.1 Windows Edition
PowerTerm WebConnect 5.5 Linux Edition (see v5.5)

New Features (Windows only)
  1. Directory Service integration
    Integration with an existing LDAP Directory Service (DS) such as Microsoft® Active Directory or Novell® eDirectory to authenticate Users by identifying the DS User object and then applying the standard DS User authentication. After authentication, the PowerTerm WebConnect User instance is created.
  2. Universal Printing with triCerat®
    In order to overcome the problems that can occur with remote printing in a Terminal Server environment, PowerTerm WebConnect bundles the triCerat ScrewDrivers® Universal Printing package solution to create virtual printers. NOTE: Only available for clients running Windows 98/ME/2000/2003/2003 x64.
  3. Clustering Administration
    Multiple PowerTerm WebConnect Servers using a single, common PowerTerm WebConnect central database instance.
  4. Disconnected Sessions and Session Reconnect
    Disconnected sessions have a finite lifespan defined by a timeout period set on the Terminal Server (configured by the administrator). At the end of this timeout period, the session will automatically be reset. A user can reconnect to disconnected Terminal Server sessions as long as they are still active, i.e., have not yet been reset.
  5. RSA® SecurID® certified
    PowerTerm WebConnect's authentication based on user credentials is enhanced with two-factor authentication, User ID and PIN.
  6. Optimized resource usage on Terminal Server with RTO® TScale Advanced integration
    RTO installation is bundled inside PowerTerm WebConnect installation. After installation RTO TScale functionality will be automatically enabled during the evaluation period. After the evaluation period the customer will have to purchase the appropriate license from Ericom Software to enable RTO TScale functionality.
  7. Terminal Server scripting
    Enables to create logon and connection scripts that run on Terminal Servers. The scripts could place required settings in the registry, map network resources, and copy/create files required by applications etc.
  8. PowerTerm WebConnect for Thin clients
    Supports XPe, LTC and WBT. NOTE: PowerTerm WebConnect Client for WBT does not support re-login, and disconnected sessions.
  9. SSL VPN support
  10. IBM® Lotus® Expeditor support
  11. QuickFTP client
  12. Vista and IE7 support

PowerTerm WebConnect 5.5
           For Windows (Released February 2006)
           For Linux (Released March 2006)

New Features

Enhanced Application Publishing includes the following components:
  1. Application Zone: Window with icons of all published applications.
  2. Application Portal: Web site with icons of all published applications.
  3. Published Applications Wizard.
  4. Access through the Administration Tool.
  5. Publish single or multiple applications.
  6. Create icons for each connection and place them either on the Desktop or in the Start menu.
  7. Publish applications, documents and URLs.
  8. Publish remote, local, or both applications.
  9. Modify existing connection application properties.
  10. Host Connections are also published now. It is possible to configure their publishing properties by clicking Publishing in the Add Host Connection/ Connection Properties dialog.
  11. Application Load Balancer: directs the connection to an available server with the specified application, according to the PowerTerm Load Balancer configuration.

General

  1. Network traffic optimized by using compression.
  2. Portlet for IBM WebSphere Portal.
  3. Plugin for IBM Workplace Managed Client.
  4. Environment Variables also for connections.
  5. Place shortcuts to connections on the Desktop and in the Start menu.
  6. JNI and COM support for Web portals.
  7. Self-update and download facilities customization.
  8. Agent auto-relogin.
  9. Also runs Agent without system tray icon.



  10. Configurable RDP Splashscreen



  11. True Seamless Windows for Terminal Server (RDP) sessions
    • Proper z-order on local desktop.
    • Support for upper-most windows.
    • Support for notification windows, e.g., Microsoft Outlook appointment windows.

  12. New PowerTerm WebConnect Environment Variables
    • PRIV_RunSupport - Privilege to receive support from either Technical support and/or administrator when value is set to 1 (default).

Linux

  1. Auto login as for Windows edition.
  2. Support for Linux Thin Client (LTC).
  3. Support for LDAP server.
  4. Support for fail-over.
  5. Ability to upgrade from previous versions.

Emulations

  1. 3-color Keyboard mapping dialog.
    • Gray = Virtual (terminal) Key.
    • White = OS character.
    • Yellow = OS Dead character.


  2. New psl commands
    • button right left-dbl-click: The right single click will act as left double-click in the terminal emulation's UI.
    • button right left-action: The right button will act exactly as the left button in the Terminal emulation's UI.
    • recv-file zmodem: Sends a file from the host to the PC using the zmodem communication protocol.


  3. IBM emulations only
    • set select-key-highlight on | off - Selection with arrow keys.
    • set ibm-history-scroll on/off: Enables the IBM history scroll bar
    • set pccmd: Enables the STRPCCMD.
    • set pccmd-pause: Performs a pause after the command STRPCCMD is executed.


  4. The auxiliary port is a valid device for slave printing (autoprint and controller mode), instead of it being another print type in addition to autoprint and controller mode. Also, read (send to host) and write (print) can be opened/closed indepedently of each other. The status will now show the aux port state:

    • "Status"    [Description...]


    • "<AUX   "    [Host < PC (send)]
      ">AUX +"    [Host > PC (print)] [printer + screen (Auto)]
      ">AUX  -"    [Host > PC (print)] [printer + screen (Controller)]
      "=AUX +"    [Host = PC (bidi) ] [printer - screen (Auto)]
      "=AUX  -"    [Host = PC (bidi) ] [printer - screen (Controller)]

  5. Supports TVI955 program answerback:
    • esc ^ text CtrlY

  6. Supports TVI955 Screen on/off commands where off is a blank screen.


  7. New escape sequences for VT
    • Select dim (not bold): esc 2 m
    • Select a port number for the auxiliary port: esc [ number * u

  8. Supports bidirectional printing (COM only):
    • Allow auxiliary input mode Esc [7i
    • Allow auxiliary input mode Esc [6i

  9. New code page 620 - Polish (Mazovia).


  10. Supports TAPI (Telephony Application Program Interface).


  11. Enhancement to multiple hosts.
    • host1(lu-rule1a,lu-rule1b,...),host2(lu-rule2a,lu-rule2b)...
    • Up to 10 lu-rules for each host
    • "lu-rule" is any valid data that can be put in the lu/device-name field such as DEV*, DEV+++, DEV3-, etc.

  12. "LF->CRLF" in Terminal Setup, Printer properties tab.


  13. Faster serial connection speed.


  14. Communication LEDs on the status window to indicate communication activity.


  15. Copy Table.


  16. Evaluation of strings from the communication dialog to PSL.


  17. New SSL and SSH dlls.


  18. New XTerm terminal type.


  19. SCO request current color sequence.


Windows only:

  1. Caps-lock always on: turned on caps-lock, nothing release it.


  2. Num-lock on, same for num-lock key, setup option only, no GUI.


  3. 3-modes of Caps Lock in Terimnal Setup, Keyboard properties tab (Windows only):
    • Caps-lock (Unix) - Locks alpha keys on main keypad in uppercase.
    • Shift-lock - Locks alpha and numeric keys on main keypad in shifted setting.Touching Shift will release shift-lock mode.
    • Reverse-Lock (Win) - Same as caps-lock, but Shift reverses the Caps operation.

Non-Windows:

  1. New run-time arg:
    • softkey-scale (value %: 50-400): will scale the softkeys height by 50% to 400%.
  2. New *.kbl files to show correct layout for non OS keys, by saving the scan to VK values of the locale.


  3. "All Files" filter will show "*" instead of "*.*"


  4. DBCS code page EBCDIC 1388 - Simplified Chinese: It is a superset of code page 935 and replaces it.


Security (Non-Linux)

  1. Java Client SSL support is based on JavaTM Secure Socket Extension (JSSE).

PowerTerm WebConnect 5.1 FP 1 (Released April 2005):

New Features

  1. PowerTerm Load Balancer
    A component that distributes the workload between the various Terminal Servers:
    • PowerTerm Load Balancer Server gathers real-time information from the Terminal Servers and routes the different clients.
    • PowerTerm Load Balancer Agent provides the Load Balancer with the necessary information.
    • PowerTerm Load Balancer Administration Tool is a graphical user-interface, which allows you to manage the Load Balancer.
      NOTE: PowerTerm Load Balancer Server should be installed on a separate server other than any of the Terminal Servers.
  2. Auto login
    The Agent login dialog displays an option to save the username/domain/ password. If selected a shortcut containing the user's credentials is created. Next time the Agent starts, the Agent will use the shortcut to login automatically. To delete the shortcut, right-click the Agent system tray icon, and select "Reset Autologin". All the credentials are saved in an encrypted format that is user and computer specific.
  3. New PSL commands to define action for the mouse right button
    button right left-dbl-click - right single click will act as left double click
    button right left-action - right button will act exactly as left button
  4. New PowerTerm WebConnect Environment Variables
    RDP_DisablePrintScreen - create and set to "1" to disable Print Screen while RemoteView is running
    RDP_DisableSessionSharing - create and set to "1" to disable RemoteView session sharing feature
  5. 64 bit Terminal Server compatible
  6. PowerTerm WebConnect Agent
    Displays a System Tray icon that provides direct access to Agent functionality via a popup menu. To disable this feature, use command line flag /SYSTRAY.

RemoteView client (RDP)

              Now supports Linux platforms

RemoteView client (RDP) for Windows
Build: 5.1.3.1000

  1. True seamless
    Better customer experience and improved productivity.
  2. RDP session sharing
    Better utilization of Terminal Server resources and improved startup time of remote applications.

 

PowerTerm WebConnect v5.1 (Released December 2004):

Server

  1. WebConnect server also runs on Linux, on Intel compatible CPU (tested on Red Hat 6.2 and higher, and Suse 8 and higher)
  2. Extended security configuration options for communication with all clients:
    • Use Anonymous SSL connection for encrypted, unauthenticated access.
    • Install certificates on server for authentication and encryption.
  3. Significantly reduced server startup time.
  4. Enhanced Active Directory and Directory Services Integration:
    • Automatically created WebConnect user entries for users defined in the Directory Server.
      This optional feature allows users to start using WebConnect without requiring System Administrators to manually import their definitions from the Directory Server.
    • Authentication of users even if they are moved between Organizational Units (requires Active Directory).
  5. More detailed server logs.

Administration

  1. Search function for easily locating users in the Directory Server.
  2. Browse for files on the server for easier file transfer (upload and download from server).
  3. Save login data (user name, domain and optionally password) for quick login in to multiple servers.

Agent and Downloader

  1. The Agent client downloads the various components only when they are required, thus expediting the initial software installation.
  2. During component download the Agent client presents the user with a progress bar to indicate the download state.
  3. Makes it possible to easily rollback to previous versions of components.
  4. Login to WebConnect once, and activate the other components without having to log in again (Single Sign On).
  5. Download components to partially locked systems.

HostView Client (formerly ActiveX)

  1. New Runs on Linux, on Intel compatible CPU (tested on Red Hat 6.2 and higher, and Suse 8 and higher)
  2. New emulation engine supporting:
    • 11 new emulation types
    • Multilingual keyboard mapping
    • Enhanced scripting

Java Client

  • User selectable reconnect mode.

RemoteView Client (RDP)

  1. The PowerTerm WebConnect RemoteView client is a new client-side component of the PowerTerm WebConnect product.
  2. Enables secure remote access to Windows Terminal Server (2000 and 2003)
  3. Seamless windows and full remote desktop
  4. Benefits from all the PowerTerm WebConnect features such as:
    • Central management and deployment
    • Direct connection or connection through secure gateway

QuickVNC (VNC)

  1. The PowerTerm WebConnect QuickVNC client is a new client-side component of the PowerTerm WebConnect product.
  2. Enables secure remote access to VNC servers.
  3. Benefits from all the PowerTerm WebConnect features such as:
    • Central management and deployment
    • Direct connection or connection through secure gateway
  4. Useful for online training and teleconferencing

Miscellaneous

  1. Improved client installation to Terminal Server.
  2. SSH Security Support, build: 1.0.0.3
  3. SSL Security Support, build: 0.2.5.4
  4. AS/400 Data File Transfer, build: 1.1.2.13
  5. Secure FTP, build: 1.0.0.2

PowerTerm WebConnect v4.22 (Released February 2003):

Administration

  1. Concurrent administrators - multiple PowerTerm WebConnect Administration Tool sessions can be opened simultaneously. This allows more than one administrator to manage a PowerTerm WebConnect Server concurrently.
  2. Automatic synchronization between the Administration Tool and the PowerTerm WebConnect server. The administrative view is always up-to-date (no need for manual refresh).
  3. Automatic download and installation of the Administration Tool over the Web.

Agent Client

  1. The PowerTerm WebConnect Agent client is a new client-side component of the PowerTerm WebConnect product. Accessible from the system tray, it provides direct automatic download and activation of any client-side component.
  2. The Agent client downloads the various components only when they are required, thus expediting the initial software installation.
  3. During component download the Agent client presents the user with a progress bar to indicate the download state.

Support

  1. Activate administration assistance directly from the Agent client. This allows PowerTerm WebConnect to be used as a support aid utility independent of its emulation capabilities.
  2. More detailed server and start logs, containing additional CPU, performance, and application statistics.
  3. Messaging service supports sending a screen shot of the client's screen.
  4. Automatically generate an email containing all the material required by Ericom's Support, including: TCP/IP captures, context files, settings files, and screen captures (bitmap).

Server

  1. FAILOVER capability built in to the PowerTerm WebConnect Server.
  2. New entries in the [Server] section of PtServer.ini:
    • ActiveDirectoryScheduledRefreshTime
    • AgentIsExtraQuotaClientType
    • LpdIsExtraQuotaClientType
    • LoadUserSettingsFiles
  3. New dynamic connection attribute token:
    • %N - When encountered in a dynamic connection attribute, the unique-per-user session identifier replaces it.
    • %ndigit - Like %N, except that digit specifies the minimum number of digits to format the unique-per-user identifier.
    • Useful for IBM sessions (Device name / LU)

Emulation

  1. Support for TVI955 emulation.
  2. New code pages, including 737 (Greek 437), Greek IBM PC de facto standard, and EBCDIC code pages 870, 1153, 1154, and 1155.
  3. Copy the entire screen, or a marked block, as a bitmap to the clipboard or a file. The resulting bitmap can be either in color or black on white.

JAVA Client

  1. Verified support for the most common browsers and application launchers:
    • Internet Explorer v. 5.xx and later;
    • Netscape Communicator v. 4.xx, 6.x, 7.x;
    • Java WebStart v. 1.x;
    • Mozilla v. 1.x;
    • HotJava Browser v. 3.x.
  2. Verified support for the most popular operating systems:
    • Windows 95/98/ME, NT4, 2000, XP - all above listed browsers and launchers;
    • RedHat Linux 6.1, 6.2 - Netscape 4.7x (recommended), Netscape 6/7, Mozilla 1.x, Webstart 1.x;
    • Solaris 8 - Netscape 4.7x, Netscape 6/7, WebStart 1.x;
    • OS/X 10.x - Netscape 6/7 (recommended), IE 5.x.
  3. Keyboard Mapping Editing on the Java Client Side.
  4. Saving the modified Keyboard Mapping to the PowerTerm WebConnect Server.
  5. Loading of the previously saved Keyboard Mapping from the PowerTerm WebConnect Server.

Known issues:

  1. It is recommended to download Java Virtual Machine (JVM) v. 1.4.x from Sun's site, as Java client running on Sun JVM v. 1.3.x, jams the printing on the System Print Manager. (A known JVM bug.)
  2. For a Macintosh one-button mouse, press its button for the Copy operation from the emulation screen, whereas for the Paste operation simultaneously press Shift on the keyboard and the mouse button.
  3. For a Macintosh two-button mouse, press the left button for the Copy operation and press the right button for the Paste operation.
  4. In a 5250 Printer session, not only is it necessary to select Use Connection Settings in Advanced Printing Properties in order that the server connection settings will be used, but you must also clear the Java Only option in the Terminal Setup's Printer Property page.

OCX Client

The following new methods were introduced:
  1. Connect options (Setup Property methods)
    • OsLogin
    • OsLoginConnection
    • MachineLogin
    • MachineLoginConnection
    • IPLogin
    • IPLoginConnection
  2. Various Application Property methods
    • CopyToFile
    • CopyToBitmap
    • SetFonts
    • UpdateScriptRecording
    • GetScriptRecording

Modifications

  1. In the ActiveX, OCX, LPD, Agent components HTMLs, when specifying the session_id parameter as "?", the session id will be set to the unique-per-user-id.

Important issues:

  1. Do not edit the .INI, .PTS and .PTK files manually.
  2. Do not add or delete files or directories under the folder specified by the 'RootDirectory' entry in the PowerTerm Server.ini file.
  3. Resizing of Netscape Communicator causes the opening of the new PowerTerm Java Client frame (a known bug of Netscape Communicator).

 

PowerTerm WebConnect 4.21 (Released September 2002):

New Features

  1. The PowerTerm WebConnect LPD Client - new client type
    This client implements the most important features of the Line Printer Daemon, as specified in the LPD/LPR protocol.
    The client is supplied as a standalone activex (having its own CAB and HTML files) and also as a tool of the PowerTerm WebConnect ActiveX (like the FTP client).
    The LPD client can either use the PowerTerm WebConnect Server as a gateway or be accessed directly by the LPR.
    The configuration is stored on the server side, while the jobs are managed on the client side.
  2. The PowerTerm WebConnect VNC Client - new client type
    The PowerTerm WebConnect VNC client is primarily used by either the Tech Support team or the administrator for attaching to another machine's desktop.
    The ActiveX, OCX and LPD sessions may request assistance either from technical support or the administrators. This assistance is provided using the PowerTerm WebConnect VNC clients.
    The administrator may takeover a VNC attached session of the PowerTerm WebConnect Server's machine or of an active session's machine. This is made possible using the administration tool.
  3. Reconnect
    The reconnect feature enables automatic reconnecting to a session that has undergone unintentional communication interruptions, thus preventing loss of session's information.
  4. PowerPad & Function buttons support both ActiveX and JAVA clients
    The PowerPad & Function buttons can be defined at two levels: at the server's general level and at the connection level. The Administration Tool provides full user interface in order to customize them.
  5. >"Encrypted" PSL commands in Keyboard Mapping, Power Pad & Function buttons
    For those PSL commands that are "confidential", the user interface will show asterisks instead of the PSL command when accessed by those not authorized to view it.
  6. Dynamic values support for the following connection, communication and setup attributes:
    Host Name
    Message Queue
    Message Library
    Node Name
    Password
    Server Backup
    Server Name
    Service Name
    Terminal ID/Model/Name
    User Name
    Answerback Message
  7. PSL commands:
    • The commands "pad" and "func" were extended. The following arguments were added: clean, hold and restore.
    • The new command "w2h-set-messaging-single-recipient".
      After applied to a client, the messaging capability will be limited to send message to only one target a time.
    • The new command "use-print-default".
      Sets the Windows default printer into File | Print Setup | Printer Name field.
    • "set" command extended:
      show-toolbar [on|off]   the opposite of "hide-toolbar"
      toolbar [on|off]  
      show-status-bar [on|off]   the opposite of "hide-status-bar"
      status-bar [on|off]  
      show-buttons [on|off]   the opposite of "hide-buttons"
      buttons [on|off]  
  8. Languages and Code Pages
    The following Code Pages are supported for VT and all other character modes, and for IBM (EBCDIC) emulations:
    Windows 1250, Windows 1251, Windows 1252, Windows 1253, Windows 1254,
    Windows 1257
  9. New logical folders
    * <setup>
         This logical folder is translated to:      

    * <user> when the private folder is enabled by calling one of the following PSL commands: w2h-use-private-setup-folder or w2h-use-private-folder.

    * <default-setup> when the default setup folder was set by calling one of the following PSL commands: w2h-set-default-setup-folder or w2h-set-default-folder.

    * <downloads>
         This logical folder is translated to PowerTerm WebConnect...\bin\Downloads.

The Administration Tool and LPD Client.

Most of the report list views allow column customization.

  1. A right-click on the report list header toggles the width of the column from the optimal width to the minimal width.
  2. A right-click on the report list itself displays a context menu containing the following column management options:
    • Predefined subsets of columns (available on most of these report lists).
    • Standard column management:
      • Set Size by Text Width -
        Sets the optimal width for all the columns.
      • Set Equal Size -
        Sets all the columns to the same size, fitting them to the total list view width.
      • Set Default Orde -
        Restores the columns order to the default.
      • Set Default Size -
        Restores the columns width to the default.
      • Set Default Order & Size -
        Restores the columns order and width to the default.

The Java Client Side

  1. PowerPad & Function buttons support.
  2. View menu for GUI customizing was added
    - Hide Menu;
    - Hide Buttons;
    - Hide ToolBar;
    - Language;
    - Time Zone Offset;
    - GUI Font;
    - Emulation Window Font;
  3. Run Script Command menu item was added to Options menu.

The ActiveX Side

New method:

  Set( attribute_name, attribute_value )

    Sets an attribute value.

Attributes:

     - RECONNECT_MODE

        Specifies the desired reconnect mode.

     - USE_C2S_DLG

       Specifies if the Connecting-to-Server dialog will be shown at the login
       time.

The ActiveX and OCX Client Side

Multiple IP addresses can be specified in the 'server_location' argument of the relevant methods of ActiveX and OCX components. The items in the list must be separated by semicolon. They will be used in the specified order.

Modifications

  1. The file PtComm.ini renamed to PtServer_Connections.ini
  2. The file PtServer.ini was splitted into:
       PtServer_Users.ini
       PtServer_Groups.ini
       PtServer_user2group.ini
       PtServer.ini - contains only the Server, Starter and ConnectionPoint table.
  3. The file PtLpd.ini was added to DataBase\PtDefaults.
  4. The behavior of "disable host colors" was changed as follows:
       When checked:   All the emulations - display attribute colors.
  5.    When not checked:
          - VT emulations will display both host colors and attribute colors.
          - ANSI emulations (Sco, BBS,At386, AIXTerm) will show host colors only.

Important things to note:

  1. Do not edit the .INI, .PTS and .PTK files manually.
  2. Do not add or delete files or directories under the folder specified by the 'RootDirectory' entry in the PowerTerm Server.ini file.
  3. Resizing of Netscape Communicator causes the opening of the new PowerTerm Java Client frame. (A Known Bug of Netscape Communicator).

PowerTerm WebConnect Upgrade Instructions

PowerTerm WebConnect 4.11 (Released February 2002):

The Server Side

  1. Active Directory is integrated into the PowerTerm WebConnect server for synchronization with the users defined on the network (enabling state, password authentication).
  2. Log files for Server and Starter.
  3. Creation and modification times information was added to the defined entities.
  4. Memo files were added to the defined entities.
  5. New connection usage type: Owner. Child sessions can now automatically be closed when the parent connection terminates.
  6. The Internal Ids of users and/or groups can be used as messaging target names.
  7. New PSL commands:
    save-setup-file Saves the terminal settings file (.pts).
    save-keyboard-file Saves the keyboard mapping file (.kbd).
    save-power-pad-file Saves the power-pad file (.pad).
    w2h-connection-count Returns the number of sessions opened under the same context and using the specified connection.
    w2h-get-default-setup-folder Gets the folder set previously by the command w2h-set-default-setup-folder.
    w2h-get-default-script-folder Gets the folder set previously by the command w2h-set-default-script-folder.
    w2h-get-local-folder Gets the folder set previously by the command w2h-set-local-folder.
    w2h-is-secured Returns the security mode of the session (the network segment between the client and the PowerTerm WebConnect server).
    w2h-log Writes a log message on the PowerTerm WebConnect server's log file.
    w2h-own-children When used, the current connection becomes the owner of all the sessions started beneath it.
    w2h-send-message Sends a message via the PowerTerm WebConnect messaging support to one or more messaging targets (users or groups).
    w2h-session-count Returns the number of sessions opened under the same context
    w2h-set-default-script-folder Sets the default folder of the script files.
    w2h-set-local-folder Sets the folder of the setup (.pts, .kbd and .pad) and script files.
  8. Enhancements to existing PSL commands:
  9. message command supports warning & ask types.

    set command extended:

    func-hotspot-rows Sets the range of rows in which function hotspots are enabled.
    menu-hotspot-rows Sets the range of rows in which menu hotspots are enabled.
    block-paste Enables the block-paste mode algorithm.
    mark-func-only Enables function hotspots to mark only the function key's name.
    print-direction Sets the print direction right-to-left or left-to-right.
    end-of-medium Sets the end-of-medium printing mode.
  10. New logical directories:
  11. <local-setup> When the PSL command 'w2h-set-local-folder' or 'w2h-set-default-setup-folder' was used, then the <local-setup> folder is translated to the folder specified in the last call. Otherwise, the current working folder will be used for translation.
    <local-script> hen the PSL command 'w2h-set-local-folder' or 'w2h-set-default-script-folder' was used, then the <local-script> folder is translated to the folder specified in the last call. Otherwise, the current working folder will be used for translation.

    The above two logical directories have no translation for the Java client.

The ActiveX Client Side
  1. Messaging is also supported by the ActiveX / OCX clients.
  2. Change Password menu option is also supported by the ActiveX clients.
  3. New methods:
MachineLogin Logs in to the PowerTerm WebConnect Server using the machine name.
IPLogin Logs in to the PowerTerm WebConnect Server using the IP address (the byte-order name).
MachineConnect Logs in to the PowerTerm WebConnect Server using the machine name and starts a dedicated session.
IPConnect Logs in to the PowerTerm WebConnect Server using the IP address (the byte-order name) and starts a dedicated session.
OpenDebugLog Opens the debug log file (debugging purposes).
The Java Client Side
  1. A dedicated session support. This makes possible to define in the HTML not only a user, but also a connection name. It's relevant only when the user name is defined.
  2. The special characters that can be employed for the user name in the HTML:

    - If the user name is the character '?', the OS account name must be used.
    - If the first character is '*' (and the rest of the name is not empty), no Login dialog is used. The client directly logs in to the PowerTerm WebConnect server - Automatic Login;
    - The names "*?" and "?*" are similar. They mean: use the OS account name and log in directly to the PowerTerm WebConnect server.
  3. The Automatic Login saves the user the trouble of logging in. For Automatic Login the "Log in/Log out" and "New Terminal Window" menu items do not exist.
  4. Specifying the user's password in the HTML is now allowed.
  5. COM protocol is now supported for predefined connections only, and does not exist for the Free Connection.
  6. SUPERLAT communication protocol is now supported.
  7. SSH security is now supported.
  8. View of Keyboard Mapping is available. The Keyboard Mapping is only enabled during an active session with the Host.
  9. 'remove-menu-item' and 'activate-menu-item' PSL script commands are now supported.
  10. GUI changes - toolbars and tool tips were improved.
  11. The new version of the Java Client supports IE for Macintosh OS X.

Modifications:

  1. PtServer.ini was moved under the Database folder. The optional file PtServer.ptr, that must be located in the executable's folder (bin), can point to another location of the Database. If this file does not exist, the Database default location, relative to the bin folder will be ..\Database.
  2. The bitmaps used by the ActiveX were moved to the folder Database\Bitmaps.
  3. The following PSL commands were renamed:
w2h-use-private-setup-folder old name: w2h-use-private-folder
w2h-set-default-setup-folder old name: w2h-set-default-folder
Important things to keep in mind:
  1. Do not edit the .INI, .PTS and .PTK files manually.
  2. Do not add or delete files or directories under the folder specified by the 'RootDirectory' entry in the PowerTerm Server.ini file.
  3. Resizing of Netscape Communicator causes the opening of the new PowerTerm Java Client frame. (A Known Bug of Netscape Communicator).

PowerTerm WebConnect 3.30(Released July 2001):

The Server Side

  1. New PSL commands:
    w2h-default-group-name - returns the default group name.
    w2h-session-id - returns the session ID (SID).
    w2h-istest - returns 1 if the client was triggered from the Administration Tool.
    w2h-IP-address - returns the IP address of the client from the point of view of the server.
    w2h-OS-account-name - returns the Operation System account name.
    w2h-OS-name - returns the name of the Operating System.
    w2h-set-connection-file-title - sets the file title of the current connection.
    w2h-set-default-folder - uses the specified folder as default when the Save/Open dialog boxes are displayed.
    w2h-use-private-folder - uses the logical filename <user>\connection-file-title.??? for all subsequent open and save operations.
    copy-file - copies a file.
    move-file - moves a file.
    rename-file - renames a file.
  2. New entry in [Server] section: ClientEventsLogLevel. Makes possible the customization of the clients activity reporting.
  3. New entry in [Server] section: RestartbyAuthorized. Establish who is authorized to restart the server.
  4. New ActiveX methods: OsLogin and OsConnect.
  5. Users can be created from Intruders view.
  6. Global connections that are accessible by all users.
  7. The Server can be configured to support the STOP NT service event.
  8. SSH security supported by TELNET based connections.
  9. A new right type added to User: Supervisor. A user having this right type will receive notifications about intruders and sessions requesting assistance, like any Administrator.

The Administration Tool

  1. Password can be specified from the command line.
  2. Tool tips for partial visible headings and data in the report lists, which can be enabled/disabled from the menu.
  3. The Server Configuration, User & Group property dialogs are resizable.

The ActiveX Client Side

  1. Languages - The following Code Pages are supported:
    For VT and all other character mode emulations:
    7 bit Slovenian
    Code Page 858 : 850 with the Euro character

    For IBM (EBCDIC) emulations:

    3270 and 5250

    924 : USA, Canada (French), Netherlands, Portugal, France, Finland

    New for 3270
    1140 : 037 with Euro character
    USA, Canada (French), Netherlands, Portugal, Brazil,
    Australia, New Zealand
    1141 : 273 with Euro character
    Germany, Austria
    1142 : 277 with Euro character
    Denmark, Norway
    1143 : 278 with Euro character
    Finland, Sweden
    1144 : 280 with Euro character
    Italy
    1145 : 284 with Euro character
    Latin America (Spanish), Spain
    1146 : 285 with Euro character
    United Kingdom
    1147 : 297 with Euro character
    France
    1148 : 500 with Euro character
    Belgium, Switzerland (French), Switzerland (German)
    1149 : 871 with Euro character
    Iceland
  2. The FTP client adapts itself according to the communication line speed.
  3. Modified the Auto Answerback format to retrieve the client's IP address.
  4. In the setup file there is a new option called form feed that is included in the Print-Skipped-Lines section designed specifically for 3270 end-of-medium (0x19) to send form-feed.
  5. A new PSL script command was added: set wyse-esc-b off This command ignores any Esc b sequences in wyse 60 application.
  6. In 5250 emulation, the F13-F24 buttons are now also displayed when accessing the Options|Keyboard Mapping menu option.
  7. A combination of [ctrl] z, or [ctrl] y keystrokes or [break] will cause an ASCII/Binary File Transfer Operation to terminate.
  8. The number of Soft Function keys can now be expanded up to 24. This is achieved by sending the following PSL command: set-func-cols DesiredNumber For example: set-func-cols 24 will generate 24 soft function keys.
  9. In the 3270 and 5250 printer sessions, the following printing information appears on the screen:
    Print to
    Connected/Disconnected
    Job Status
    Bytes received
  10. FTP
    Using the Hide Ftp Window setting in the Ftp.cfg file hides the PowerTerm FTP Client window (main window) while allowing the File Transfer ASCII mode progress indicator to be displayed.

IMPORTANT:

  1. Do not edit the .INI, .PTS and .PTK files manually.
  2. Do not add or delete files or directories under the folder specified by the 'RootDirectory' entry in the PowerTerm Server.ini file.
  3. Resizing of Netscape Communicator causes the frame of PowerTerm Client applet to close. (A Known Bug of Netscape Communicator).

PowerTerm WebConnect 3.22(Released June 2001):

The Server Side

  1. New PSL commands: w2h-isvar, w2h-logoff, w2h-file-exists.
  2. Logical directories:
    • <user> - The user's folder.
    • <group> - The folder of the current group.
    • <connections> - The 'Connections' folder under the DataBase folder.
    • <defaults> - The 'PtDefaults' folder under the DataBase folder.
    • <path> - A search list of: <user>, <group>, <connections> and <defaults>.
    • <local> - The install folder of the ActiveX or OCX. No translation exists for the Java client.
    • <*> - A search list of: <local> and <path>.

The following PSL commands support logical directories:
open-keyboard-file
open-power-pad-file
open-setup-file
run
w2h-file-exists

The Administration Tool

  1. Server | Configuration. . . menu option.
  2. FTP client supported.
  3. New configuration attributes: WebDir, JavaDir, ActivexDir, OcxDir, BackgroundBmpFileName.
  4. Remote File Maintenance.
  5. PowerTerm WebConnect Environment Variables property added at group and server levels.
  6. COM and SUPERLAT communication protocols supported by non-Java clients. NOTE: Those interested in using these protocols under Java clients are welcome to contact our tech-support.
  7. HP emulation supported.
  8. The User can have a specific default group.

The ActiveX Client Side

  1. New method for the ActiveX client:

    Connect( user_name,
      password,
      connection_name,
      server_location,
      server_port,
      use_ssl,
      session_id,
      WEB_server_location )


  2. Logins to the PowerTerm WebConnect Server and starts a dedicated
    connection, as specified by the 'connection_name' parameter.
  3. FTP client supported.

Modifications

  1. Reloadable Attributes.


  2. The following PowerTerm WebConnect Server Configuration attributes are reloaded
    when the configuration file is modified via the Administration Tool:

    ActivexDir
    AdministratorRequestTimeoutMinutes
    AllowOtherAdministrator
    AttachURL
    BackgroundBmpFileName
    CleanIntruderTimeoutMinutes
    ConnectionToHostRequestTimeoutMinutes
    DefaultGroup
    JavaDir
    MaxLoginAttempts
    OcxDir
    MonitorAutoRefreshFreqSeconds
    ProcessPriority
    PurgeClientsFrequencySeconds
    TUI_Granularity
    WebDir
  3. Connection Points has been renamed ConnectionPoint table.

Important points to keep in mind:


  1. Do not edit the .INI, .PTS and .PTK files manually.

  2. Do not add or delete files or directories under the folder specified by the 'RootDirectory' entry in the PowerTerm Server.ini file.

  3. Resizing of Netscape Communicator causes the frame of PowerTerm Client applet to close. (A Known Bug of Netscape Communicator).

PowerTerm® Java Version 2.3 (Released May 2000):

The Server Side

  • Multiple bind addresses. The server is able to accept clients connecting via different networks.
  • Pre-defined connection can apply a login script. This script can be edited by the Administration Tool via the Connection Properties dialog.
  • Key mapping now supports PSL commands.
  • User's login can be limited to a list of IP addresses, optionally specifying the user's account name on the Operating System. Users can be restricted to be logged in on a single machine at one given time.
  • More details can be specified for the predefined connections: Terminal Name, Device Name, LU Name, Message Queue, Message Library.

The Administration Tool

  • The Connect (to server) dialog was modified: you can now change the server's TCP/IP port and specify the usage of SSL.
  • Views of Machines and Intruders are now available.
  • The users', groups' and connections' settings can now be viewed in a list mode.
  • The GUI topology and other settings are saved to an INI file.
  • Auto Refresh capability added.
  • List Views (Users, Groups, Connections, Sessions, Machines, Intruders) can be sorted by any field, in ascending or descending order, using multiple keys.

The Client Side

  • Full supported advanced printing and printing management.
  • IBM printer (TN3270 and TN5250) emulations' support.
  • Improved GUI (toolbar with tooltips).
  • Trace support.
  • HTML fine-tuning: disable menu items.