What is Terminal Emulation? Terminal emulation is the ability to make one computer look and behave like different terminals. The terminal emulator works by reading the control codes sent by the remote system and translating them to control the screen of the workstation, and by sending control codes to the system depending which keys are pressed. This is often used to connect to mainframes or other legacy systems.
Which terminal emulator is right for me? Both our HyperTerminal and HyperACCESS software support a wide variety of terminal emulation options. HyperACCESS also has support for advanced scripting and automation features and can be used to automate many common tasks.
For the most commonly used terminal emulation both HyperTerminal and HyperACCESS support ANSI, DEC (Data Equipment Corporation) VT series, Minitel, TTY, and Viewdata.
Our more powerful HyperACCESS program also supports additional terminal emulators including options from IBM, CompuServe, Data General, Televideo, and Wyse terminal.