Ericom Enhances Their Popular PowerTerm® Pro Suite 8.5 Enterprise Connectivity Software
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Ericom Enhances Their Popular PowerTerm® Pro Suite 8.5 Enterprise Connectivity Software


Hackensack, NJ May 2000 -- Ericom® Software, Inc. a leading developer of enterprise connectivity (terminal emulation) software solutions, introduces version 8.5 of their PowerTerm Pro product. The suite of products now offers the ability to precisely answer the exact customer needs by offering products just for single platform users with UNIX, IBM, HP, or other popular platforms. For enterprises that use mixed platforms, the suite offers one package that will provide full connectivity solutions for the widest range of mixed platform applications. The PowerTerm Pro Suite 8.5 can change language on the fly for true global application as well as supporting Eastern and Western Europe legacy applications.

Ericom's PowerTerm Pro 8.5 maximizes enterprise-wide productivity by enabling reliable, easy access to accounting, inventory, management, transaction processing and other mission critical legacy systems. It is the first terminal emulation product that allows for total integration and full customization in the Windows environment while maintaining accurate and effective terminal emulation. Answering the growing need for true ease-of-use, Ericom Software has incorporated Microsoft's Visual Basic Application (VBA) to its popular PowerTerm Pro product.

Why VBA
"Our first goal with PowerTerm Pro 8.5 was to make it easier to use and apply. That is why we selected VBA, a scripting language that is very well known and used all over the world", stated Eran Heyman, CEO and Founder of Ericom Software. "With VBA, it allows us to enter the back office of any other VBA enabled program allowing PowerTerm Pro 8.5 to interface with these systems”, said Heyman.

PowerTerm Pro 8.5 allows users to move data from a terminal–legacy document into a PC-based program such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, WordPerfect 2000, etc. utilizing the powerful Microsoft VBA technology. "In the future, it will be possible to use ODBC and OLE/DB technology to move data from legacy systems in a seamless manner into PC-based applications through a combination of ODBC connectivity and scripting in VBA", stated Ted Gross, CTO of Ericom.

But without a doubt, the most powerful feature within PowerTerm Pro 8.5 is the integrated Microsoft VBA technology. This technology allows full integration of corporate data into corporate productivity tools such as Office 2000.

More Features
PowerTerm Pro's value-added features include powerful centralized management and single-point installation, context-sensitive on-line help, multi-session support, customizable and dockable menu and toolbars, programmable Keyboard Mapping, Drag and Drop integration with OLE-enabled Windows applications, and 5 minute installation.

PowerTerm Pro 8.5 runs on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT and Windows 2000. Hosts supported by PowerTerm Pro 8.5 include IBM Mainframe, IBM AS/400, UNIX, DEC VAX/VMS, SCO and Data General. PowerTerm Pro 8.5 emulates the widest range of terminals. The product's client-server architecture provides unlimited scalability for any size business.