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Anzio Technical Description

Introduction

Anzio Lite and AnzioWin are terminal emulation programs from Rasmussen Software, Inc. They are used in situations where a PC needs to connect as though it were a terminal to a host system running a character-based application.

Anzio (meaning both versions) emulates many common terminal types, including VT100/220/320/420, Wyse50/60, Versyss C332, Viewpoint and many more, as well as having support for the SCOANSI, AT386, and Linux consoles. Connection to the host can be by telnet, rlogin, direct serial, or dial-up modem; AnzioWin also supports an SSH connection. Anzio is especially strong in its support for passthrough printing and international characters.

Anzio Lite is a very low-cost version that meets the needs of many users. AnzioWin, at a higher cost, has more features for key mapping, user macros, file transfer, programmability, and interaction with other Windows programs. AnzioWin also includes the Print Wizard logic for enhanced printing.

The Need

Many character-based applications still exist, running on various host platforms such as Unix, Linux, and VMS. These programs were written to be operated through dumb terminals, such as a Wyse 60, or through the character-mode consoles of Unix/Linux systems. To operate these programs from a Windows PC, some software must be run on the PC to emulate a terminal. That PC can then be connected to the host in a variety of ways, ranging from a short serial cable to a local area network to the Internet.

The terminal emulation program at a minimum must emulate a particular terminal correctly, including proper handling of control sequences, line-drawing characters, colors, foreign characters, special keys, etc. Beyond the basics, the user may require encrypted connections, programmability, auxiliary serial port support, mouse events, file transfer, and a variety of kinds of printing support.

An administrator who sets up terminal emulation for other users, even for public walk-up use, may need to “lock down” certain features of the emulator, to prevent the user from altering the setup.

The Solution

Anzio provides all of this, and more. It is easy to install and use, and technical support is excellent. Its affordable, always kept up to date with the latest from Microsoft and is packed with features, yet maintains the user friendliness.

Check out the feature chart for all the details!

Operation

Either version of Anzio can be downloaded and installed from www.anzio.com. It will install as a demo, with a 60-day lifetime, unless it is activated with a license code obtained from Rasmussen Software or through an authorized reseller.

When you start Anzio the first time, it will ask you a) what terminal type to emulate, and b) how to connect to the host (serial, telnet, etc.). Once it connects, the host login should appear. That is all. All other operating parameters are preset to reasonable values.

When you terminate Anzio , it will ask permission to save your parameters. If it does so, the next time you run Anzio it will connect automatically, without asking questions. If you need to connect to more than one host systems, there are mechanisms for doing that.

Platform Support

Anzio Lite and AnzioWin are Windows programs, and will run on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, 2003 Server, XP, Vista, 2008 Server, and Windows 7. Both products also run well in a Terminal Services or Citrix environment.

Licensing

Anzio is licensed by the number of PCs on which it will be installed. There are several volume breaks. We do not offer an unlimited site license, because sites vary so much in size.

Concurrent-usage licensing, update pricing, and discounts for libraries and educational users are available.

Features

Refer to the chart at the right for a summary of AnzioWin and Anzio Lite features. Note that many of these features may only be available in AnzioWin. For a complete list see the Anzio manual.

More Information

Anzio.com contains demos of both programs, as well as price schedules, policies, order forms, an online quote generation routine and a copy of the Anzio manual. Also there is extensive support documents in our knoweldgebase at our web site, and various whitepapers with many technical tips.


  • Windows supported
    • Windows 95 through Windows 7
    • Windows Terminal Services
    • Citrix
  • Emulations
    • Viewpoint, Adds 200
    • Wyse50
    • Wyse60
    • VT420
    • VT320
    • VT220
    • VT100
    • Anzio
    • SCOANSI pre-5.0.6
    • SCOANSI post-5.0.6
    • Linux
    • AT386
    • AT386-IE
    • C332
    • Televideo 965
    • NCR N7900
    • IBM3161
    • Adds200
  • Terminal features
    • Colors/Palettes
    • Attributes
    • Cursor styles
    • Protected fields
    • Status line
    • Multiple screens
    • Window size (80 vs. 132 vs. arbitrary sizes)
    • Graphics modes
    • Special keys
    • Aux port
    • Passthrough printing
    • Downloadable key definitions
    • Answerback
    • Configurable backspace
  • Types of Communications
    • Telnet
    • SSH
    • Rlogin
    • Serial
    • Modem
  • Program startup
    • Command line parameters
    • Specify settings file
    • Phone book
    • Startup macro
    • Macro definitions
    • Communications type
    • Host name
    • Kiosk mode
    • Email setup
    • PDF and TIF setup
  • Screen handling
    • Zoomed screen
    • Unzoomed
    • Dragging window size sets font size
    • Fullscreen mode
    • Menu on/off
    • 80 vs. 132 columns
    • Up to 20 buttons on the Toolbar including Trigger associated macros
    • Support for multiple monitors on PC
    • Font face
    • Internationalized
    • Full line draw characters
    • Option to track window position
  • Keys and keyboards
    • Key mapping files provided
    • Special keys as per terminal type
    • NumLock can be programmed
    • Caps options
    • Special keyboards
    • Extended keyboards and mice
    • Printscreen key support
  • Mouse support
    • Highlight with the mouse
    • Highlight with the keyboard
    • Highlight can extend into scrollback buffer
    • Click to send screen data to host
    • Click to start URL
    • Click to Copy, Paste
    • Click for Character Properties
    • Click to Execute macro
    • Click for Context menu
    • Use the mouse wheel to Scrollback
    • Use the mouse wheel to Send arrow keys to host
    • Zoom screen with mouse wheel
    • Drag the window size
    • Drag-and-drop into Anzio
    • Mouse-to-host: Xterm mouse codes
    • Mouse-to-host: VT420 mouse codes
  • Clipboard operations
    • Copy
    • Anzio can make copies of Text, Unicode text, RTF, and Bitmaps
    • Paste text to host With character translation
  • International Support
    • Character sets that display are 7-bit NRC sets and 8-bit (and more) character sets, which include Linux-compatible UTF-8
    • Displaying special and     international characters
      • Automatic font selection
      • Extensive diacritic support
      • Linedraw characters connect to each other
    • Anzio can take International character input from Pasting from the clipboard or from Standard Windows keyboard entry, Alternate Windows keyboards, Input Method Editors (IMEs), Dead keys, Numeric character entry, Unicode character entry, COMPOSE function, UNICODE command, Macros, and it Works with add-on programs for Far East.
    • Menu and dialog languages comes in English, French, Spanish, and Italian.
    • Printing international characters
  • Printing
    • Types of printers that work are Laser & inkjet, Dot matrix, Receipt, and Label.
    • Types of connections that Anzio can print over are Parallel, Serial, USB, Windows network, and JetDirect.
    • Sources that the print data can come from are Print Screen, Passthrough print, Secondary passthrough, Backchannel printing in SSH, Print local or LAN file, Print file from FTP or HTTP server, and Capture to print.
    • Generate a PDF or faxable TIF
    • Generate and email a PDF or TIF
    • Print Levels
      • High: use Windows printer driver
      • Spooler: send plain text to Windows spooler
      • Raw: send plain text directly to COM or LPT port
  • Print Wizard (AnzioWin only)
    • Possible output types are
      • To a Printer,
      • To a Fax,
      • To a TIF,
      • To a PDF file,
      • and out to a EMF file.
      • Email a generated TIF or PDF
    • Possible input file types are
      • Plaintext
        • auto-fit
        • mini-page
        • linage guessing
        • auto rotation
        • tab expansion
        • backspace handling & overprinting
        • label handling
      • Tab-separated values,
      • PostScript,
      • PCL5/HPGL
        • Sent directly to PCL5 printer
        • Translate, for other destinations
      • Escape codes other than PCL5
      • Print Wizard Markup     Language (PWML)
        • Specify content (see Content, below)
        • Global filtering with regular expressions
      • Bitmap files
        • Print full page
      • EMF/WMF,
      • SPL (Windows Spooler files),
      • and input from a Scanner.
    • International character set     support
      • Various character sets as input
      • HTML character entities
      • Auto-font selection
      • Diacritic support
    • Init files
      • Specify initial printing parameters
      • Inserted at beginning of print job
    • Content of print jobs
      • Overlays
        • PWML
        • PCL5/HPGL
        • Bitmap
        • EMF/WMF
        • SPL
        • Scanner
      • Bitmap graphics
      • Rectangles
      • Lines
      • Barcodes (14 kinds, including 2-D)
    • Print Preview
      • Adjust output format
      • Markup
  • File transfer
    • Interactive: Point-and-shoot transfer in FTP, SFTP
    • Programmatic: Command-driven transfer in all protocols
    • The File transfer Protocols used are ASCII, FTP, SFTP, Kermit, XModem, YModem, ZModem, RTunPlus, and C332.
    • Options include General file transfer options and Options by protocol.
    • Capture to printer
    • Capture to file
    • Capture screen to disk
    • Download to printer
    • File collision options
  • Speech output
    • Speak the content of the screen
    • Speak a file
    • Speak literal text
  • Diagnostics
    • Scrollback
    • Interpret
    • Monitor
    • Debug communications
    • Debug printing
    • Debug keystrokes
  • Tablet PC support
    • Annotation in Print Preview
      • Mark up in color
      • Erase
      • Prints on first page
    • Anzio react to screen rotations properly
    • Macro commands can cause Anzio to rotate
    • Recognize gestures
    • Handwriting input
  • Interaction with other programs
    • Start other Windows programs
    • Anzio can control other programs by acting as DDE client or as OLE client.
    • Windows Scripting interface
    • Other programs can control Anzio through a Pokekey or by using Anzio as DDE server
  • Multi-session
    • Within one connection, such as with mscreen
    • Multiple Anzio sessions on one PC
  • POS device support
    • Serial device (aux) support
      • One port at a time allows Code from host can switch port or Code from host can configure port
      • Input only
      • Input-output with Diagnostics available
    • Multiple printers
    • Backchannel serial devices
  • Security
    • Authentication & encryption via SSH
    • Encryption of printing traffic via SSH is done with either Passthrough printing or Backchannel printing.
    • Block commands from host
    • Lockdown (see below)
  • SSH details
    • Protocol versions 1 and 2
    • Encryptions that get used are DES, 3-DES, or Blowfish
    • Compression on/off
    • For Authentication you need a Password and/or a Public/private key file
    • Keyboard interactive
    • Key generation utility included
    • Backchannel printing
    • Backchannel serial
    • Local port forwarding
  • Lockdown
    • Kiosk mode
    • Disable quit
    • Prevent saving settings
    • Single-instance
    • Menu deletions
  • Customization
    • Via the settings file
    • Via the shortcut
    • Edit the resources of the EXE
    • Private label versions available
  • Sound
    • Bell code from host
    • Play WAV files, etc.
  • Pictures
    • The Background bitmap comes from a Local/network source or it can come from FTP/HTTP/HTTPS source.
    • The Background bitmap's Layout can either be a Watermark or Tiled.
    • The Picture ca be anywhere on the screen
    • the Text will appear over the picture
  • Image Window
    • Separate, sizaeable window
    • Show image
    • Show PCL file
    • From disk
    • From scanner
  • Scanner support
    • Scan and save to file
    • Scan and print
    • Scan and upload
    • Scan and view
    • Scan as overlay
    • De-duplex
    • Control scanning parameters
  • Email client
    • Support SMTP, CDO, Outlook, MAPI
    • Email generated TIF and PDF files
  • Call center functions
    • Dial a number from the screen
    • React to incoming calls by running a macro
    • Caller-ID support
  • Anzio commands
    • Over 350 commands
    • Where they can come from, They can be Entered at a keyboard, come from the Host, or ran through Macros
  • User macros
    • Sequences of commands
    • Can be created or recorded
    • Attached to key names
    • Initiated by special keys, events, mouse actions, toolbar buttons, or on startup
    • Actions include sending characters to the host, waiting for a host action, pause for user input, run another Anzio command, call another macro
  • Vendor support
    • filePro
    • AcuCobol
    • Dynix
    • Innovative Interfaces
    • Per-seat licensing
      • BBx
      • Universe/Unidata
  • Automatability
    • Login Wizard
    • Macro to run at startup
    • Auto connect on/off
    • Options for reacting to line drop
    • Macro to run on certain events such as waking up, connecting, login, drag and drop, incoming phone call,beep, idle, quit
  • Running from a browser
    • Register as telnet and SSH client
    • Run EXE from a web server
    • Specify critical settings in EXE name
    • Get settings file from server
    • Get keys file from server
  • Network options
    • Connect on startup
    • Options on connect areRetry the timer
    • Environment variables sent to host (ssh, telnet)
    • Send window size to host
    • On Line drop, Options for how to behave
    • Stayalive
    • Proxies, SOCKS support
  • Installation and deinstallation
    • Standard Windows installation procedure
    • Easy uninstall
    • Easy update to later versions and patch releases
  • Miscellaneous
    • Block hibernation
    • Block screensaver
    • Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V will either Send to host, or copy & paste
    • Scanner support
    • Multimedia
    • Winprint - tell Windows to print a file
    • Calculator
    • Ctrl-backspace = delete word

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