BOSaNOVA Emulation and File Transfer Product Now Windows 7 Ready
October 12, 2010 Dan Burger
BOSaNOVA Plus, a software and hardware combination that provides PC users with access to IBM System i, iSeries, AS/400 and System/36 via Twinax is now available with support for Microsoft Windows 7. By supporting the latest version of the Windows operating system, BOSaNOVA Plus version 8 offers 5250 display/printer emulation and file transfer applications to companies that have upgraded to Windows 7 or are planning to do so in the near future. Support for Windows 95, NT, 2000, Me, and XP will continue.
Additional features of BOSaNOVA Plus include support for APPC and TDLC connectivity types, a wizard that simplifies installation and configuration, and automatically configured and customizable printing capabilities.
BOSaNOVA iSeries connectivity products are distributed worldwide by 10ZiG Technology, a privately held company headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona. Until mid-2009, 10ZiG was known as BOSaNOVA. The company’s product lineup includes thin clients, security solutions, and network appliances.
Rather than switching the BOSaNOVA-branded products to the 10ZiG brand, Martin Pladgeman, president of 10ZiG, said it’s important to maintain the BOSaNOVA name brand. Customers are accustomed to the BOSaNOVA name and look for it when seeking support or purchasing new products, he added.
According to a poll conducted in late September by the analyst firm Directions on Microsoft, 11 percent of Microsoft enterprise customers have completed Windows 7 upgrades. It also indicated 50 percent will start upgrading in the next six to 12 months and an additional 27 percent plan to start upgrading in the next one to two years.
The combination of an economic recession and a poorly received Windows Vista operating system has created a backlog of OS upgrades that is expected to fuel this trend. Many businesses are still running Windows XP, which was introduced 10 years ago. Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (now in beta) is expected to arrive in the first half of 2011.