Rocket Ships New Release of PASSPORT Web to Host
September 18, 2012 Alex Woodie
Rocket Software last month announced the availability of a new version of its Web-based terminal emulation software, PASSPORT Web to Host 2012. Rocket says the new release of the former Zephyr product runs on Windows 8 and has an “updated look-and-feel that is compatible” with Microsoft Office applications.
Rocket acquired Zephyr and its PASSPORT lines of products earlier this year to bolster its existing line of emulators, which included the BlueZone products obtained with its Seagull Software acquisition in 2006.
PASSPORT Web to Host is based on Microsoft ActiveX technology, and supports displaying multiple 3270, 5250, and VT sessions or an FTP file transfer client through Internet Explorer. The software can be installed on any Web server, including Apache running on a mainframe or IBM i server. It provides a full array of macros, Visual Basic scripting, and an HLLAPI.
With PASSPORT Web to Host 2012, Rocket has not only upgraded the product’s interface, but it has delivered some new functionality as well. The list of new features includes support for Office functions such as the spell check, auto complete, and word select; a new Express Logon Feature (ELF); the option for using SSL/TLS through Telnet negotiation, support for custom 3270 screen sizes; support for IPv6; full APL font support; a new response time display on user sessions; the capability to configure communication settings by client; and last but not least, Icelandic host code page support.
Pricing for PASSPORT Web to Host starts at $30 per user per year. For more information, see the vendor’s website at www.rocketsoftware.com.