HTML5 Emulation Client Now GA from Cybele
October 2, 2012 Alex Woodie
HTML5 is the first new version of Hypertext Markup Language since HTML4 debuted way back in 1999. Obviously, a lot has changed since then, most notably the use of rich media and graphic capabilities in websites, and the rapid proliferation of handheld devices, like tablets and smartphones.
The adoption of HTML5 is still in the roll-out phase, and not all Web browsers are 100 percent compliant with the new standard. Nevertheless, the path forward for Web developers is clear, and HTML5 is widely heralded as the best way to deliver a rich Web experience without the need for finicky plug-ins or separate development efforts for different devices.
Cybele rolled out a beta of z/Scope version 7 in early summer and is now ready to put the app into production. The software supports TN3270E, TN5250E, VT100, VT220, VT320, and VT420 emulation protocols on Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, and Opera Web browsers running on practically any desktop or mobile OS, including Windows, Linux OS X, iOS, and Android.
As expected, the Wilmington, Delaware, company has added several additional features to the product since the beta was released, including an FTP client, history logs, and printing support.
The software, which features a touchscreen-supported user interface based on Microsoft‘s heralded Metro UI design, supports the capability to run multiple emulation sessions simultaneously. The software uses 128-bit SSL 2.0 and 3.0 encryption over the HTTPS protocol, providing a standard path through corporate firewalls.
For more information, see the company’s website at www.cybelesoft.com.