Idokorro Supports Bluetooth Connections with Mobile Emulator
July 31, 2007 Alex Woodie
Systems administrators who like to check on their servers while on the go may be interested in the latest release of the Mobile SSH terminal emulation product from Idokorro Mobile. With Mobile SSH version 3.1, the Ottawa software company is now supporting Bluetooth network connections.
Mobile SSH is a diminutive terminal emulator designed to run on smart phones and wireless handheld devices. The software offers full support for the 5250, 3270, and VT100 terminal emulation protocols, enabling users to access i5/OS, z/OS, Unix, Linux, and Netware servers, as well as network gear such as routers and switches, from the comfort of their Blackberry devices or Nokia, Sony Ericsson, or Motorola cellular phones.
With the new support for Bluetooth connections in version 3.1, users can now establish network connections using the short-distance Bluetooth protocol. By simply attaching a Bluetooth serial adapter to any compatible network device, users can then use Mobile SSH over Bluetooth to connect to and manage the device, Idokorro says.
Support for Bluetooth will enable users to access applications, troubleshoot problems, and send commands to devices, and will be most useful for onsite support, Idokorro says.
Paul Dumais, vice president of product development for Idokorro Mobile, says the latest release “delivers features that our customers have been asking for and extends the usefulness of the application to an even wider range of real-world situations.”