pcMAINFRAME - Features
pcMAINFRAME - Features (page 1)
- Automatic data formatting
- PC or host initiation
- Automated transfers
- Multiple file access
- Excellent security
- pcMAINFRAME Library
- Transfer control and auditing
- DIALOG scripting tool
- Data selection
- Experienced technical support
- Multiple environment support
- Plus much more
Selection & formatting
pcMAINFRAME responds to any kind of query, reaching data at file,
record, field, or field content levels. It automatically formats
data for your spreadsheet, database, or word processing file and
performs any required summary operations upon it. The result: no
batch jobs. No programming. No waiting. Users get exactly the
data they need, exactly how and wherever they want it.
pcMAINFRAME does all the work.
Our developers created a system that empowers end users while
maintaining central control over each transfer. Corporate
information is disseminated, but more importantly, protected.
pcMAINFRAME supervises the activity for you.
pcMAINFRAME's unique combination of security features -- PC
IDs, passwords, security classes and profiles -- allow individual
users to choose from an easily navigated subset of data files and
transfer options. Our security makes transfers safe and simple.
It can also be layered on top of your existing security methods
for extra protection of sensitive information.
Make data transfers pcMAINFRAME's routine, not yours
When you're too busy to transfer data, use automated transfer
mode to set up an automatic transfer that you can monitor. But
when it's off-hours, run pcMAINFRAME in unattended mode. In
unattended mode, pcMAINFRAME will perform complete transfers at
any designated time, day or night. pcMAINFRAME does it all.
Data distribution and collection
pcMAINFRAME users can define any data--even software--to the
pcMAINFRAME Library where it is stored and made available to
other users. Our convenient Library Utility even allows mainframe
administrators to move data between batch and the library where it
is readily available to anyone on the system.
Also, pcMAINFRAME automatically logs activity to keep system
administrators aware of who has and hasn't received the
Data integrity ensured
When pcMAINFRAME transfers data, it will appear in your
applications accurately. pcMAINFRAME ensures the integrity of
each block of data transferred by asynchronous dialup and
protocol conversion through parity checking, block sequence
checking and CRC checking. Any block that does not pass these
tests is automatically re-transmitted until it is received
pcMAINFRAME can also recover from such "soft" errors
as disk file overflow and temporary communication problems.
Restart facilities allow users to resume long transmissions at
the point of communication errors instead of forcing them to
re-transmit an entire file.
DIALOG for automation
DIALOG is a standard pcMAINFRAME feature that automates complete
terminal operations and PC processes from start to finish. With
the touch of a key or icon, a user can sign on to the mainframe,
execute a complex application, or transfer and process a day's
worth of activity.
DIALOG is a standard pcMAINFRAME feature, but it can be used independently
at any time. So even when pcMAINFRAME is not actively productive, DIALOG makes
sure you are.