TN3270 provides TN3270 emulation for IBM Mainframe Access.
Before buying try the free TN3270 Lite version.
- Supports all standard 3270 emulation features
- Screen size 24x80 and 32x80
- Small and fast.
- User defined functions keys
- Hardcopy of screen
- Many trim parameters
As a start try the free lite version. Compared to the full version, the free lite version does not include keys PF4 - PF24.
- read buffer could give a crash, if many data fields on a screen.
- codepage 1025 keyboard input did not work correct.
- TAB and backspace keys could not be configured.
Ratings and Reviews
Only Model 2 and Model 3
Every TN3270 program (except this one) I’ve used has support for Model 2, 3, 4, and 5 and also Dynamic where you can create any size screen. This one only supports Model 2 and Model 3 which is VERY disappointing.
Good: I was able to remap the CNTL key to be the ENTER key and the END key to be ERASE. This worked as expected.
Bad: The ENTER key did not remap to NEWLINE. It shows NEWLINE in the Keyboard dialog but it didn’t work as NEWLINE.
No large terminal sizes supported nor IBM 1047 code page
The fonts look beautiful and scale very nicely, but the screen size can only be up to 32x80 (see other reviews about “Model” support).
That is useless for regular ISPF work with large menus, browsing all kinds of JOB or SYSLOG output, etc…
Also, only IBM 37 US English code page is supported, not IBM 1047 (OMVS US English), a must when you are dealing with products relying on the z/OS Unix features besides the "MVS-side” features of z/OS.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.